Diploma Of Project Management - Management Courses - Protea College
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Diploma of Project Management – BSB50820 (CRICOS: 104059E)

Course Description / Overview

Diploma of Project Management teaches participants to apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The course teaches project leadership and management roles and achieving project objectives, Graduates possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.


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

Core Units

  • BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG540 Manage project integration

Elective Units*

  • BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

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

Possible Career / Job Outcomes

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Project Team Leader

Learning Pathways

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:

  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, or other relevant qualification, OR
  • with vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Program Management or a range of other qualifications.

What you'll learn (Learning Outcomes)

Become trained in:

  • Managing, designing, executing and closing complex projects across all stages of the PMBOK project lifecycle
  • Controlling and scheduling resources
  • Managing facilities and funding to achieve business objectives
  • Develop and implement sustainability projects
  • Managing project budgets

Course Duration

  • Number of study weeks: 40 weeks
  • Holiday weeks: up to 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 Term 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 Transfer / 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 (or equivalent)
  • Work experience: Not required

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 study@proteacollege.com.au for up-to-date pricing.