Course Description

This diploma has been designed to teach you how to apply project management skills in a variety of workplace contexts. You’ll undertake a selection of units selected to meet current industry demands, which will equip you with the skills to procure new business projects and manage others.

Project managers oversee a business venture, project or strategy, usually from inception to conclusion. They provide guidance and maintain the progress of various stakeholders in order to reduce risk, maximise benefit, and maintain budgets and costings as directed in the planning phase.

As this is an advanced course, it would be suitable for you if you currently work in an environment that allows you to be involved in project management, or if you have some relevant industry experience or prior study in business.

You’ll learn how to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work, as well as the work of others.

This option is offered through our partnership with TAFE NSW North Region and Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by None.

Potential career outcomes

  • Project Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Project Team Leader
Course number E1076
Qualification name BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Multiple choice questions, Portfolio of evidence, Projects, Video/Audio recording, Written reports
Awarded by
  • TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010)

Education and employment requirements

There are no specific employment requirements.  However, this course is suitable for candidates who work in an environment that allows them to be involved in project management.

Open Colleges requires that you have:

  • Completed schooling to Year 12, OR
  • A nationally recognised qualification at the Certificate III level or higher, OR
  • 2 years of industry experience

This course would suit you if you have:

  • Completed the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.
  • Extensive vocational experience in project roles where you had responsibility for the output of others

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.


You will need access to a computer and the internet and you must have basic computing skills.

Minimum specifications for your computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Access to software such as Microsoft Excel for producing GANTT charts, or software such as @task, FastTrack Schedule 9, Primavera P6, ZOHO Projects, Microsoft Project
  • You will also need access to a phone, printer, photocopier and scanner
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended).

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW.

Defining the project

  • Conduct project authorisation activities
  • Define project scope
  • Manage project scope control process
  • Determine project schedule
  • Implement project schedule
  • Assess time management outcomes


  • Identify and address stakeholder interests
  • Manage effective stakeholder engagement
  • Manage stakeholder communications

Estimating project resources

  • Determine project costs
  • Monitor and control project costs
  • Complete cost-management processes


  • Plan human resources relevant to projects
  • Implement project personnel training and development
  • Lead project team
  • Finalise human resource activities related to projects
  • Determine procurement requirements
  • Establish agreed procurement processes

Managing project quality and performance

  • Determine quality requirements
  • Implement quality processes
  • Plan information and communication processes
  • Implement project information and communication processes
  • Assess information and communication outcomes
  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Managing project risk and integration

  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation
  • Establish project
  • Undertake project planning and design processes
  • Execute project in work environment
  • Manage project control
  • Identify project management structure
  • Apply project governance policies and procedures
  • Monitor and review project governance



What are my payment options?

Pay in full

If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount. When you pay in full, we don’t have to spend extra money on administration for tasks such as payment plan processing. Instead, we get to pass this saving onto you in the form of a discount.

ZipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility in your finances, and want to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, you can switch to a zipMoney payment plan. Essentially, zipMoney pays your course fees for you, and you pay this loan back over 24, 36 or 48 months. As long as you are eligible, you can switch to a zipMoney plan at any time.

Payment Plan

Pay for you course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Find out more

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by TAFE NSW North Region.

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