Project management is a dynamic profession that involves the careful planning, coordinating, budgeting and evaluating large-scale projects, as well as managing the risks and the people involved, to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.

This qualification prepares students to manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. It develops the skills to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

SELC’s Diploma of Project Management will enable you to master the practical elements of project management, and will examine the factors that have an impact on project productivity. This qualification is an excellent investment in rounding out your project management capabilities.

Career Opportunities


Qualified Project Managers are in demand both in Australia and overseas. The skills attained in the Diploma of Project Management are transferrable across many roles and industries. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator

SELC’s Diploma of Project Management will equip students with the skills needed to succeed in Project Management roles both within Australia and internationally.

Qualification Structure and Course Content

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. Project Managers may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles 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.

Module A: Fundamentals

Module A: Fundamentals

SubjectUnit of Competency
BSBPMG519Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG511Manage project scope
BSBPMG521Manage project integration

Module B: Teamwork

Module B: Teamwork

SubjectUnit of Competency
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG516Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG515Manage project human resources

Module C: Governance

Module C: Governance

SubjectUnit of Competency
BSBPMG517Manage project risk
BSBMGT516Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBPMG520Manage project governance

Module D: Resources

Module D: Resources

SubjectUnit of Competency
BSBPMG512Manage project time
BSBPMG513Manage project quality
BSBPMG514Manage project cost


Delivery and Assessment


All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include written assignments, case studies, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations. Students must successfully pass all units to complete the qualification.

All course materials and workbooks are available for free download from SELC’s e-learning platform, or for optional purchase at $10 per unit for hard copy. Assessment workbooks are provided inclusive of course fees.

Sample Timetable


International students undertake 15 hours face-to-face + 5 hours online study per week.
SELC project management timetable

Terms and Breaks


SELC Business and Management courses are delivered over 9 weeks terms, with 3 week breaks, with intakes 4 times a year.*
SELC project management course intakes
* Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks.

Exit point/Award


Nationally_Recognised_TrainingBSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (AQF – 5) is a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Entry


Academic
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent.

English Level
IELTS proficiency level of 5.5 or above (minimum of 5 in writing) or equivalent.