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BSB60720

Advanced Diploma of Program Management

Entry Requirements: Completion of one of the following qualifications: BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management or BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (or a superseded equivalent version) OR Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise, Demonstrate English proficiency at IELTS 5.5 with no section less than 5.0 or equivalent (Upper Intermediate level), Have access to a laptop or tablet for study, Student Age: over 18 years

CRICOS Code 104464C

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

What is this course about?

Our BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management course reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification include Program Manager.

Individuals in these roles are responsible for managing or directing a program to achieve organisational objectives. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

Like with all UEC Business qualifications, the work you will do in each unit of the program will include a strong sustainability focus. This will help you to make a real impact in your future organisations and make the world and the workplace a better place.

See the unit descriptions below for more information.

How is the course delivered?

Every week students will have lectures, tutorials, and assessment sessions with one of our expert business trainers.

In lectures, the trainers will present lessons including explaining and demonstrating specific skills, effective processes and procedures, exploring business theory, and giving lots of real-world examples.
In tutorials, trainers will provide further examples and explanations of the content of lectures and give students lots of opportunity to practice and ask questions.

In assessment sessions, trainers will help students understand the assessment tasks, provide targeted coaching, and assess students as they work through the practical tasks required for each unit, including role plays and other simulated workplace scenarios.

How will you benefit from this course?

Graduates of this program will have developed advanced program and project management skills and knowledge. This will provide the confidence to manage a wide range of projects varying in complexity. While the focus is on managing, the course is very practical and skills focused.

Because of our focus on sustainability within this course, students will come away with confidence that they can effectively contribute to managing an organisation’s sustainability efforts, including environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and personal sustainability.

The extensive practice with other students, the coaching from our expert trainers, and the practical study approach will build each student’s confidence in themselves and their readiness for success in a business environment.

When can you start?

You can commence study at any of our 8 intakes each year. Future intake dates are listed below.

2024
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

2025
Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

How is the course delivered?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, this course is delivered through timetabled lessons in a classroom at our campus in the centre of Sydney. The lessons are very interactive – you will talk and learn with your classmates and the trainer in every lesson.

For most of the courses delivered at UEC Business, when you enrol you will have the option to attend during the daytime or in the evening.

What learning materials are used in this course?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, this course is based on a wide range of materials that have been designed by UEC Business using published course materials, materials designed and developed by the UEC Business academic team, and materials developed from publicly available information on real-world organisations.

All students are provided with a range of these materials via our online learning platform.

What will you need for this course

You will need your own laptop with software for typical business and study needs. This could include Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or the Google suite of software which is available for free online.

What is the assessment?

Students will complete various assessment tasks throughout this course. The majority of these will be based on simulated workplace situations that ensure students are ready and able to use their skills and knowledge in the real world.

In each unit of the course, students must demonstrate their competence in all of the range of specific skills and show they have the knowledge underlying this skill. Students will be assessed on each requirement of each unit and must demonstrate the level of competence required to pass each unit. There is no final assessment or test for the course – all assessments are connected to the units of the course.

Note: This is a level six qualification in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that students must be assessed according to the requirements of the AQF and the requirements of the government endorsed training package that are set out at the training.gov.au website.

What if I have Prior Learning?

UEC Business has a policy that ensures that whenever it is relevant to the course, students are given credit for previous studies (Credit Transfer) and recognition of prior learning (RPL). Please contact us to discuss your prior studies and learning and we will assess it and confirm any changes to your enrolment schedule at UEC Business.

Students who have studied towards a BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management or similar qualification with another college must notify UEC Business before they commence so we can make any required changes to the enrolment schedule or timetable. Students should not study units they have already completed.

Is there a certificate?

Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with the qualification BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management.

Students who complete any part of this course (a minimum of one unit of competency) will be issued with a Statement of Attainment that details the units of competency successfully completed.

What can I study after this course?

Students who complete the BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management will be able to enrol into a variety of Graduate Diploma qualifications.

UEC Business qualifications are also recognised by many other Australian education institutions as meeting the entry requirements for higher level qualifications or gaining advanced standing. This includes Bachelor and Masters degree programs at Australian universities.

Please contact us for further details.

What are the Units of Competence?

Students who enrol in the BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management must complete each of the units below to graduate with the qualification. Students may complete the units in a different order to that set out below depending on when they commence the program.

BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consult with stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation.

BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide leadership for the program. It covers leadership strategies to motivate and inspire individuals and organisations to work constructively toward attainment of program benefits through consolidating program vision, managing risks and supporting staff.

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply critical thinking in order to develop solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace.

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage organisational change.

BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting. This unit also describes the skills and knowledge required to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to reviewing financial information, analysing financial risks, preparing a budget and reporting on financial activity.

BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to development, implementation and maintenance of a strategic approach to workforce planning in an organisation ensuring that there is the structure and staff in place to meet current and foreseeable organisational objectives.

PSPMGT006 Develop a business case

This unit describes the skills required to perform market analysis, development and cost options, and justify for a recommended business solution.

BSBPMG636 Manage benefits

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the attainment of program benefits. It includes ensuring that benefits are identified and realised when and as expected.

BSBPMG630 Enable program execution

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish parameters and enable a program to be undertaken effectively. It includes establishing both what the program will accomplish and how it will do so.

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded.

BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate stakeholder engagement in a program. It includes working with stakeholders through effective communication to achieve desired program benefits.

BSBPMG635 Implement program governance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement governance requirements to ensure effective program management. It includes implementing decision-making processes, management systems, compliance and program support.

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