Overview

Radically improve your ability to define and manage projects, while maximising productivity. The Diploma of Project Management is delivered as a series of workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions. You’ll learn management theory and technical skills enabling you to oversee range of projects.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training

Skills you’ll learn

  • Digital literacy
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to become a factual, inspirational, and collaborative project communicator
  • Develop skills to design, establish, manage, and report on project baselines
  • Establish your leadership and manage the human element of your projects
  • Develop strategic skills in managing project quality, risk, and purchasing
  • Become proficient in managing project integration
  • Develop skills to lead a project from start to finish, in fine detail, within your specific organisation

Your career opportunities

  • Project manager

Location options

Professional endorsement

The AIPM is the premier body for project management in Australia with over 10,000 members. It is also the largest and only national membership organisation for project management in Australia.

The qualification demonstrates through its material that the outcomes of the course are aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the Business Services Training Package competency standards.

Completion of this course will allow you to apply for automatic recognition from the AIPM for the Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) level of certification and will grant you 40 Continual Professional Development (CPD) points towards your certification.

Why Swinburne?

Delivered by facilitators who are industry experts

Participant course training manual

Live Online delivery allows you to do the course from anywhere

Access to our team of Customer Development Advisors

Live Online Delivery

Our Live Online delivery

Our Live Online delivery is a dynamic, engaging and interactive way to learn remotely. It’s just like face-to-face but with the added benefits of digital technology. Your facilitator will present in real-time, and you will be able to participate in group discussions and collaborate on exercises and group activities using our interactive platforms.

Admissions

Applicants should have at least 3 years full time work experience and should be working in a project team or managing projects in their workplace.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

The Diploma of Project Management course is delivered in workshop clusters.

You are required to complete 12 units of competency delivered across five clusters. Clusters MUST be completed in order. However, you may choose the cluster intake that suits you best.

5
Clusters
=
Diploma
Course outline
Download this document as a quick outline of the course that can be printed and presented to your employer.

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Elective units
Communicate with influence
Elective unit, 60.0 credit points
BSBCMM511
Manage meetings
Elective unit, 30.0 credit points
BSBTWK503
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Manage project scope
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG530
Manage project time
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG531
Manage project cost
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG533
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Manage project human resources
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG534
Manage project information and communication
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG535
Elective units
Manage project stakeholder engagement
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG538
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Manage project quality
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG532
Manage project risk
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG536
Elective units
Manage project procurement
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
BSBPMG537
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Manage project integration
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
BSBPMG540

Course delivery

Live Online

Live online delivery is just like face-to-face but with the added benefits of digital technology. Your facilitator will present in real time, and you will be able to participate in group discussions and collaborate on exercises and group activities using our interactive platforms.

Assessment

Students will be given six weeks from the final day of their learning workshop to complete and submit their assessment (s) for each cluster online via Swinburne's learning management system, Canvas.

Assessor Guidance Session

Each unit of the program embeds a personalised guidance session tailored to the learner’s needs. This key checkpoint in the blended framework provides the opportunity to clarify understanding, ask questions, and ensures learners are on track for successful course completion.

Workplace delivery

This course (or units from it) can be tailored to industry delivery within the workplace for groups of eight or more students. Students may enrol in the course at any stage during the year. Students have the chance to select from a range of dates for elective units to determine the duration of their course.

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)

$7,518

Skills first government-subsidised place* ($AUD)

$5,229

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Skills first government-subsidised place

To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for VET student loans (VSL)

If you apply for a VET Student Loan, Swinburne must first verify your identity. If you are eligible, we will provide your enrolment information to the government so you can complete the application within their eCAF system.

The VET Student Loan amount for this course is capped. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.

VET Student Loan amount* ($AUD)

$12,063

Employer sponsored training

Many organisations are more than willing to help employees build on their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities. In some circumstances, employers may be able to assist you in your professional development by sponsoring all or part of your fees.

Register your interest

To register your interest and request an application form you can submit our online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can call us on 1800 633 560, or email us at edge@swinburne.edu.au with the relevant information.

Course code
BSB50820
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Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and spoken with one of our Customer Development Advisors to understand your eligibility, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

Start dates

The dates shown indicate when the Communication in the workplace cluster commences. Please see timetables further down for more information on all cluster dates. 

Start dates
Location
Start dates
April intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
01-April-2024
May intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-April-2024
June intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
27-May-2024
July intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
01-July-2024
August intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
September intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
02-September-2024
October intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
30-September-2024
November intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
28-October-2024
December intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
02-December-2024
Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
April intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
27-March-2024
Start dates
01-April-2024
May intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-April-2024
Start dates
29-April-2024
June intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
22-May-2024
Start dates
27-May-2024
July intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
26-June-2024
Start dates
01-July-2024
August intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
September intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
28-August-2024
Start dates
02-September-2024
October intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
25-September-2024
Start dates
30-September-2024
November intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
23-October-2024
Start dates
28-October-2024
December intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
27-November-2024
Start dates
02-December-2024

Course timetables

2024 Diploma of Project Management
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2023 Diploma of Project Management
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  • “What I learnt in the Diploma of Project Management class will definitely assist me from a business and career perspective moving forward.”

    Mark , Diploma of Project Management