Advanced Diploma Of Program Management - Protea College
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-17330,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-10.0,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

Advanced Diploma of Program Management – BSB60720 (CRICOS: 104449B)

Course Description / Overview

This course teaches the knowledge and skills required to manage a set of interrelated projects (i.e. a program) to achieve organisational objectives. Students learn to plan, direct, manage and lead a range of program functions across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.


Total Units – 12 (4 Core units plus 8 Electives as shown below)

Core Units

  • BSBPMG630 Enable program execution
  • BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
  • BSBPMG635 Implement program governance
  • BSBPMG636 Manage benefits

Elective Units*

  • BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances
  • BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information
  • BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program
  • BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility
  • BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

*Electives may be changed at any stage at the discretion of the College.

Possible Career / Job Opportunities

  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Program Leader

Learning Pathways

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

  • Have completed a Diploma of Project Management qualification; or
  • Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake Bachelor Degree in a relevant course.

What you'll learn (Learning Outcomes)

Become trained in:

  • Managing, designing and executing multiple interrelated projects
  • Controlling finances across projects
  • Leading and managing change
  • Develop and plan a flexible workforce
  • Managing program risk
  • Providing emotionally-intelligent leadership

Course Duration

  • Number of study weeks: 40 weeks
  • Holiday weeks: 14 weeks
  • Total Course Duration: 54 weeks
  • Number of hours per week: 20 contact hours

Class timetable: Classes may be held between 8:30 am-9 pm, Monday- Saturday (excluding public holidays).  Students are advised of their class timetables during orientation.

Term Calendar

Please refer to the Protea College Course Calendar for upcoming intake dates.


Students will have access to the following course materials:

  1. Study Guides
  2. Assessment packs
  3. Power-point presentations
  4. Online course content
  5. Computers
  6. Internet access
  7. Links to external resources
  8. Overhead projectors
  9. Library resources

Assessment Methods

Assessments/ evidence-gathering techniques may include:

  1. Role Play / Video recordings/ Presentation / Discussion Forums
  2. Oral – Questioning
  3. Case study
  4. Written assessments/Report/Essay/Research/Group Project

Students may be required to submit video presentations.  They may also be required to participate in an oral interview at the course end of the course.

Credit Transfers / Recognition of Prior Learning

Students can apply for RPL/Credit transfer based on prior work experience and/or education/training.  Please note that the course duration may be reduced if RPL/Credits are granted and the confirmation of enrolment will be adjusted accordingly.

Protea College Entry Requirements

  • 18+ years of age
  • Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.5
  • Diploma of Project Management qualification OR Two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

Study Mode

Classroom based.

Delivery locations:

  • Brisbane: 100 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
  • Sunshine Coast: 18-22 First Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD 4558


Please contact us at for up-to-date pricing.