Course Name: BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
Available: Full Time/ Part Time (Intake Dates)
Duration of Course: Full Time: 52 weeks
Part Time: 104 weeks
Vocational Placement Provided: Yes
Delivery: Online/On-Campus
Fee: $4,800
Payment Options: Interest-free Instalments
Job Placement Provided: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes
Scholarships Available: Yes

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The study of management is often considered as the enquiry of how and why humans organise their affairs and resources. The welfare of a community is often directly linked by the ability of its managers to effectively organise people, resources, and events. Managers are adept at dealing with risks and opportunities to achieve common objectives. The activity of management specifically deals with collecting data about risk, opportunity, and resources. Students inBSB51415 Diploma of Project Management are taught to manage situations to take advantage of opportunity in order to ensure their company’s survival and prosperity.

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is designed to empower graduates with both the knowledge and skills critical to leadership roles. SSB’s future managers are encouraged to work within community expectations, ethical standards, laws and regulations, and take into account a range of stakeholder interests. BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management course equips the graduate to deal with such challenges.

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management provides the theoretical and practical skills required to assume a management role in across many sectors such as:

General Manager

Chief Executive Officer

Team Leader


Business Analysis

Director of Business development

Product Development

Managing Director


BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is delivered at the SSB’s Parramatta Campus and online.

To be granted the Diploma of Project Management, students must successfully be found competent in 12 units, eight of which are core units and four are elective units. Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency. Please refer to details under Skill Recognition/Credit.

Five elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below and three elective units may be selected from Group A units or Group B units listed below*



BSBPMG511A Manage project scope

BSBPMG512A Manage project time

BSBPMG513A Manage project quality

BSBPMG514A Manage project cost

BSBPMG515A Manage project human resources

BSBPMG516A Manage project information and communication

BSBPMG517A Manage project risk

BSBPMG521A Manage project integration



BSBPMG520A Manage risk governance

BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system

BSBWHS506A Contribute to developing , implementing and maintaining WHS management system

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

*Subject to availability at the time of enrolment

Students are required to attend pre-recorded online lectures and streamed research documentaries. They are also expected to read the set material before attending a study session in order to reinforce SSB’s focus on problem solving.

The School has developed a tailored learning experience model which sets a pre-defined level of proficiency for each student in a topic before they can move on to the next topic. This enables each student to learn at their own pace and then to test their knowledge during the study session. Facilitators and researchers lead the study sessions using recent research outcomes to lead the discussion. Students are also assigned a “learning mentor” and have access to individual support as required throughout the study session.

The SSB has implemented its continuous quality assurance of learning known as the Learning Experience Standards (LES). LES is based on accountability, transparency, relevance, and continuous improvement of the course. BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management complies with LES as documented in the course outlines. Doing so has allowed the Sydney School of Business to develop, monitor, evaluate, and revise the content of its programs.

Assessment consists of specific consulting projects, case study reports, role plays, and short answer question quizzes. Three units have been clustered together for the purposes of assessment so that a large project that pertains to a number of key skills can be conducted to assess a number of units holistically.

Entrants are required to have completed year 12(or equivalent) or a certificate IV in a relevant course. Students must also present proof of English proficiency in the form of current IELTS academic test result (not more than two years old) if English is not their first language. An IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no score below 5.5 in any skill area is required.

Students are selected based primarily upon whether or not they have satisfied the requirements for the course as explained above. Selection is also subject to course capacity. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If a course is full, students will be offered a place in the same course for the next available start date.

Students may be eligible for course credit as a result of previous study, prior experience, or recognition of a competency currently held. Course credit can also be provided through national recognition, credit transfer, or recognition of prior learning. Upon application, students must present statements of attainments, documented qualifications, references, or other materials in order to be granted course credit. The granting of course credit allows a student to be exempt from particular course units.

These terms are explained in detail in our Student Handbook. Students must apply for Course Credit prior to the end of the second week of the course but are encouraged to apply at the time of course application. For further information about course credit and how to apply, contact our office.

This course has advanced standing granted at a number of Australian and UK universities on application. For further details contact

This qualification is at AQF Level 5 which is described in the AQF as the following.

Summary: Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.

Knowledge: Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Skills: Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical, and communication skills to select and apply methods to:

analyse information to complete a range of activities
provide and transmit solutions to complex problems
transmit information and skills to others.

Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgment, and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad yet established parameters.

The total fees for this course are $4,800.00. This fee includes all tuition fees and the cost of all study material. You may pay your fees at the time of enrolment or by way of other payment options. Details are provided in an offer letter upon submission of a successful application. Alternatively, you may visit our Financial Assistance Page, or contact us.

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer will be sent through email. The letter will outline a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

The first two days of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services, and methods for achieving success throughout your study. Attendance, course progress requirements, and student behaviour will also be discussed

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management course outline should be read in conjunction with SSB’s Student Handbook, available online at Handbook.

Limited number of scholarships and grants are available. To apply for a scholarship complete the Scholarship Form.

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