Develop the technical, organisational and personal skills needed to manage complex projects in dynamic environments with a Diploma of Project Management BSB50820 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Project management involves planning, organising and assessing jobs, as well as managing the people and risks involved, in order to achieve specific outcomes. You will gain a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work and/or the work of others.
You will gain skills and knowledge in:
- managing project scope, time, quality, cost, human resources, information and communication, risk and integration
- facilitating continuous improvement
- managing personal work priorities and professional development
- leading and managing team effectiveness
- leading and managing effective workplace relationships.
This course is designed for individuals from across a range of different industries who are or will be involved in project delivery; they may include team leaders, frontline managers and individuals seeking to develop their skills or commence a career in project management.
Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.
You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:
- e-learning content for courses
- student email
- student software packages
- social networking tools.
On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:
Careers in project management
Project management skills are highly transferrable and sought after in every industry. Project management is growing in importance and demand across Australia.
In Victoria, the extensive list of infrastructure projects currently underway and planned for the next 20 years supports the demand for these skills.
Example career opportunities include:
- project manager
- project team member
- project steering committee member.
The course structure has been chosen from the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.
To be awarded the BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:
- Eight (8) core units, and;
- Four (4) elective units, of which
- 2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed in the qualification
- for the remaining 2 elective units:
- up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed in the qualification
- if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Diploma or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Chosen elective units must not include BSBPMG430 Undertake project work.
VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT), and must be approved by VU Polytechnic.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader.Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management duties and are responsible for achieving project objectives. 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.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
- full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
Find out more about:
- the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
- ways to pay your fees
- important fee dates
- how to apply for a VE/TAFE refund
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.
As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission.
This course has local admission requirements:
- Current employment, in which the applicant has access to project team/management tasks, and at least twelve (12) months full time equivalent experience in a relevant role, is preferred.The learner's experience will be addressed during the pre-training review process.
If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.
ECA College, Australia
You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.
Find out more about pathways and credits.
Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
How to apply
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
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