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.ter

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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.

Terms and Breaks

SELC Business and Management courses are delivered over 9 weeks terms, with 3 week breaks, with intakes 4 times a year.*

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is delivered over 4 terms (approximately one year).

2017 Term Dates
Term 4: 09 Oct to 08 Dec 2017

2018 Term Dates
Term 1: 29 Jan to 29 Mar 2018
Term 2: 23 Apr to 22 Jun 2018
Term 3: 16 Jul to 14 Sep 2018
Term 4: 08 Oct to 07 Dec 2018

* 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 Requirements and Durations

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent

English Level
Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Successful completion of 10 weeks of SELC General English at Upper Intermediate level (plus 80% attendance) or at other approved providers;
  • Score of Upper Intermediate or above on SELC’s placement test. N.B. Tests taken overseas or off-campus must be re-taken on campus prior to finalising enrolments;
  • Cambridge CAE, or FCE (above 160);
  • IELTS proficiency level of 5.5 or above (minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent;
  • or a completed Australian Diploma level qualification