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BSB51415 - BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management

BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management

Smart and Skilled

This course is on the NSW skills list. Students in NSW may be eligible for a Government subsidised price.

VET Student Loans

We are approved to offer VET Student Loans to eligible students. The loan amount for this course is capped at $5000.

Nationally Recognised

This qualification is provided as Nationally Recognised Training (NRT).

Course description

Are you a problem solver who likes to manage complex projects from start to finish?

The diploma is perfect for project managers or business owners who want to further develop their skills or gain formal recognition for their existing high level expertise in project management.

Learn how to use advanced communication and project management skills to negotiate and report milestones and outcomes, ensure team results are achieved in a timely, cost-effective manner, manage budgets and use analytical skills to scope, weigh up risk options, integrate and evaluate projects.

This course develops advanced communication and project management skills to negotiate and report outcomes to key stakeholders. You will further develop analytical skills to scope projects and then implement them so that your team achieves results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Other key outcomes are skills to manage budgets, mitigate risks, split complex goals into stages, integrate sub projects and evaluate project outcomes.

To join this course you will be currently managing or have recently finished a significant workplace project.

Units of study

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
Frequently Asked Questions
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BSB51415 specific FAQs
Before gaining entry to a course, why do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)? How do I obtain one?
All students are required to have a USI, before their enrolment is confirmed. If you have not created your USI and are intending to study, you should create your free USI now. Get more information by visiting usi.gov.au. You will need to have proof of your identity to complete the process. Once you have a USI you will have a secure online record of your nationally recognised training which you can access anytime and anywhere. If you have any questions, or need assistance creating your USI, please contact TAFEnow by phone or chat.
What qualifications or experience are recommended to meet the course’s entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements, however, it is strongly recommended that you have a Certificate IV in Project Management (BSB41515) or extensive vocational experience in a range of senior support roles with exposure to project management. Ideally you have, or are currently working on, a project with the following attributes:
  • Project has reference to legislative and client specifications/ data compliance and measurement systems with approval stages to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction.
  • The project needs to be run over a pre-determined, sizable period of time, monitored and measured for performance outcomes as well as determining and allocating resources, both human and material/ plant/equipment.
  • Effective risk management systems need to be in place to ensure the customer is not exposed to mitigation or non-compliances.
  • Effective teamwork practices and continuous improvement processes are to be in place to ensure reduces risk to timelines and costs.
  • A solid understanding of timing and the effect risks may have on the customer is a must.
If your project meets these requirements you probably have a suitable project for the Diploma of Project Management. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate competency in basic written and spoken English and possess basic technology skills such being able to use Microsoft Office suite.
At a minimum, what computer skills and software do I require for my course?

You don't have to be a computer whiz to succeed in online learning, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic tasks.

Minimum specifications for your computer are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Up-to-date internet browser

You may also need access to:

  • A printer/scanner to print and scan documents for uploading.
  • A smart phone/digital video to video practical tasks for some courses
How much time should I study this course for each week (on average) to complete in the required time?
This course will take around 6 hours a week to complete over 24 months, based on 48 weeks of participation. If you have industry experience and knowledge may find you complete more rapidly.
How will I contact TAFEnow if I’m having a problem? How long will it take to get a response?
If you are having trouble accessing your course resources or navigating the TAFEnow website after enrolling, you should contact one of our Customer Help Officers on 1300 823 366. They are available Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm and 8am to 5pm on Fridays.
If your query is specific to a unit you are studying and requires a subject matter expert, you should contact your unit facilitator. Their contact details are located on every unit. You should make contact via email. If you require over the phone support and appointment can be requested.
What if I need a full-time course?
Completion of this course in 6 months is considered full-time participation. On enrolment, please let our Customer Help team know that you need to study full-time. They will adjust the time frame of your enrolment to reflect a full-time study load and can then provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment form for Centrelink.
Is there tutor support available after hours?
TAFEnow has teamed up with the national service YourTutor to offer students live online help with things like essay and report writing, study skills and referencing. You can make contact with a tutor from 3pm to 11pm Sunday to Friday, via your Moodle course page or drop off a writing file and receive feedback in less than 24 hours. Watch this short, informative video for more information.
This service is additional to the specific subject help that your unit facilitator can provide.
What will this course qualify me to do and what type of jobs will I be able to get? What is the future outlook like for jobs in this field?
Diploma level students are expected to take a leading role in managing projects, especially in small businesses. Jobs which you would be ready for on completion include:
  • Project manager/administrator (generic)
  • Project manager (industry specific)
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project vendor manager.
Future job prospects for these roles are outlined here in the Australian Government’s Job Outlook.
How will I access extra course resources or talk to a librarian?
If you want make contact with a TAFEnow librarian to access further course resources, go to tafenow.com.au/library-ask-us. Then type in your reference query. A librarian on chat will show you how to search the library catalogue and how to use our specialised subject guides to find extra information for assessments.
On completion of this course, what is the pathway to further study?
Once you complete the diploma you can gain credit towards university studies at a variety of universities.
How will I send in my assessment tasks?
Once you enrol you will work from the learning platform of our website. Your course information will tell you what assessment events you are required to and provide instructions on how to upload them so your assessor gets them. If you are asked to send video or audio evidence for an assessment you can upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox and just upload the URL to the course website so we know where to look.
Will I need to buy any text books or other equipment for this course?
The course material will provide you with information and direct you to websites for further information. To complete assessment events you will need to conduct research and use a number of sources of information. You may access sources of information via websites or our library.
What happens if I fail a unit or an assessment event? What is TAFEnow’s re-submission policy?
Your teacher/assessor will provide feedback on your assessment event and will let you know if you have met the requirements. If you have not met the requirements, you will have one extra attempt to resubmit your assessment and get it to the required standard to become competent in this unit. If you do not succeed in your second attempt a fee may be charged for an assessor to mark your third submission.
I’m currently living overseas, is it okay for me to do this course?
Yes, you can do this course from overseas, but please be aware that it conforms to Australian business practices and standards.
Can I transfer to a campus class if I struggle online?
Before considering a change it is best to discuss your options with TAFEnow’s Educational Support Officers who may be able to arrange additional support for your studies. If your course is available at an NC TAFE campus you may be able to transfer. Please contact the customer contact centre.
If I do a course with TAFEnow, can I get an extension on my visa?
You must apply for a visa extension directly with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. TAFEnow can provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) once you’ve enrolled in a course as proof of your student status, but is unable to assist with your visa application.
What if English is not my first language?
If English is not your first language and you did not comp-lete the lasr two years of secondary education in English, you are required to provide evidence of English language competency before enrollinh into the course. Examples of appropriate evidence are listed below:
  • IELTS - Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL - One of the following:
    • 530 (paper)
    • 197 (computer)
    • 71 (internet)
  • Evidence of 12 months in English-speaking employment - Testimonial or statutory decleration
Plan 2 Go

Plan2go is a simulated workplace featuring a contemporary design and state of the art website. The purpose of this user friendly resource is to provide context to students when completing assessments and activities where a workplace is needed. Many of our students are not currently employed or working in small to medium enterprise, where they do not have access to policies and procedures. TAFENow provides pathways to employment and therefore many assessments require a workplace to review and critique.

Plan2go is a national travel and event technology company and the resource includes all of the plans, policies, procedures and product information you would find in a real organisation. You will find mission and vision statements, strategic and operational plans, WHS and risk management systems, position descriptions and project files. Our students find this resource invaluable for any course and many of the assessments in our business suite have now integrated the Plan2go simulated organisation into unit assessment

Course Fees

Subsidised Student Fee VSL
$2850.00

More Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and eligibility criteria apply.

This fee is the price you pay if you are completing your second qualification and meet eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower or higher depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. There may be limited government-subsidised places available.

If you do not gain a subsidised place, you may be able to enrol and pay the non-subsidised fee.
You may also be eligible for a VET Student Loan to assist with the cost of the course fee.

Contact us:

  • to find out if you are eligible for a subsidised place.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Exemption
$0.00

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An exemption is where no course fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government-subsidises the total cost of the course fee for the qualification. There may be other additional costs, such as textbooks that you need to pay.

You may be eligible for an exemption from the course fee if you:

  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (through descent, self-identification or community identification).
  • meet the Smart and Skilled disability criteria, (proof of a disability support pension or documentary evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required).
  • are the recognised dependent of disability support pension recipient.
Contact us:
  • to find out if you are eligible for a course fee exemption.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you for any additional costs.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Fee for Service
$6000.00

More Information

There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this price. You are required to contribute to the full cost of your course. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials.
Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge.
You may also be eligible for a VET Student Loan for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses.
Contact us:

  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
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Is This Course Right For You?
Subject Expert
Teacher - Diploma of Transport and Logistics at TAFE NSW
"The Diploma of Project Management is for those who are working in Project Management of any form and want and need to hone their skills for end to end Management of Project deliverables. Simply knowing a process of a project is not enough but stepping through each fundamental requirement is essential to a successful project. From learning to defining your project scope boundaries to controlling project quality and cost deliverables are keys to success. This course covers the fundamentals and management of Project Management and is highly recommended if you are wanting a career in project management or those who are wanting to successfully manage projects of any size in the workplace."
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At a glance

Course Code: BSB51415
Course Duration: 24 months
Units: 12
Recognition: Nationally
Cost: $6,000
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