"Build your Project Management career"

QUALIFICATION TITLE Diploma of Project Management 

STUDY OPTIONS  IBBM On-campus or Flexible Online Delivery. The course is also available via TUA’s online learning portal, which offers the flexibility of studying from home, in transit and around your work or family schedule. You’ll learn in a supportive and interactive online learning environment with lecturers on hand to answer your questions and support your learning.


COURSE STUDY REQUIREMENTS 10 hours study required per subject, per week, during a trimester.

ASSESSMENTS Written Assignments

FEES 2020  PGK 2250 per subject, 8 subjects to complete

ACCREDITING BODY Torrens University Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and is registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). ASQA is the regulator for vocational education and training appointed under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 to regulate and monitor RTOs that operate across multiple states in Australia. As part of this registration, Torrens University Australia maintains compliance with and improves the quality of its courses following the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations. Torrens University Australia is authorised to issue nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications in line with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Torrens University Australia operates through the following legal entity: Torrens University Australia Pty Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, HE PRV12209, RTO No. 41343, CRICOS 03389E

COURSE OUTLINE The BSB51915 Diploma of Project Management (BSB51915) has been developed by industry professionals and endorsed by a number of industry bodies to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills required to step up and hit the ground running as project managers in small, medium or large organisations, across all industry sectors. Providing a broad introduction to the project management function of a business, you will learn a variety of essential skills; including the fundamentals of financial management, project design, risk assessment, integration and the essentials in how manage a team of project team members.

CAREER  OUTCOMES In today’s business world, Project Managers need a range of skills in order to achieve success and balance in keeping stakeholders, customers and employees satisfied. They 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.

Graduates of the Diploma of Project Management (BSB51915) will have the knowledge and skills to manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have potential for project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. Some examples of job titles in this area include:

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum of a High School Certificate from a recognized PNG or Australian High School is preferred. If your High School Certificate was not taught in English, please attach evidence to indicate that you have: an IELTS score of 5.5.

In addition applicants must also have at least three years of relevant work experience. If you do not hold a High School Certificate you are eligible to apply for entry to this VET Diploma. If you have seven years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.  You must attach certified copies of your qualifications & CV or resume outlining required work experience and other formal or informal qualifications and certificates for your application to be processed. All documents must be in English.


BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBLDR511  Develop and use emotional intelligence

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and processes to organise information and prioritise tasks. In addition, it covers the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls. It also covers the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes. Additionally, this unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

BSBPMG515 Manage project human resource

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to manage human resources related to projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team.

BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects

BSBPMG517 Manage project risk

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes

BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.