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Diploma of Project Management

Course Name: Diploma of Project Management

Provider: Upskilled

Level: Diploma

Delivery Method: Online

Course Overview

The Diploma of Project Management addresses the chief vocational competencies commonly demanded by this dynamic discipline. Participants' existing knowledge is advanced through targeted vocational training that encompasses the latest developments in the field, and which articulates core principles that span situational context. The qualification offers a sophisticated understanding of the methods, techniques, and tools currently available to innovate the management of major project builds regardless of sector. VET FEE-HELP options are available for this course.

The Diploma of Project Management is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.

The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the Lynda.com video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.


All students will be provided with a relevant textbook: Pearson, Neil. Larsen, E.W., Gray, C.F. (2013), Project management in practice: A complete course for BSB41513 and BSB51413, McGraw Hill Australia and Smallprint Learner Guides for the units that are not covered by this text which include: BSBWOR501B, BSBWOR502B, BSBMGT502B, BSBADM502B.

  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider Lynda.com
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program


There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification, however, individuals wishing to enrol in the Diploma of Project Management are typically required to meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice [BSB41513] or other relevant qualification
  • Provide evidence of competency in a majority of units required for the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or other relevant qualification
  • In the absence of a formal project management qualification, have extensive vocational experience in project roles that entail at least limited responsibility for the output of others.

When applying for VET FEE-HELP, you will be required to either provide a copy of your Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or complete a language literacy and numeracy task to ensure that the level of qualification you have selected is appropriate for your study needs.

If you are applying for VET FEE-HELP assistance there are specific eligibility requirements that you must meet.

Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.

Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma of Project Management. 


  • BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration
  • BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG513 - Manage project quality
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBADM502 - Manage meetings
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance

Career Outcomes

Practicing project managers in any industry will benefit from this qualification, which is also designed to advance the professional PM endeavours of those currently working in an allied role: project coordinators, project management officers, project team members, and project administrators.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Project manager (generic)
  • Project manager (industry specific)
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project vendor manager

Further Study

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include other qualifications at Advanced Diploma level or above in project management.

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