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BSB50820

Diploma of Project Management

Entry Requirements: Year 10 of High School (or equivalent), 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 Course Code 104092D

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 BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management course is designed to help students develop the skills to become project managers or team leaders.

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to:

    • Develop the ability to plan and manage development projects,
    • Apply analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation,
    • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships, budgeting and deadlines, and build transferable knowledge to succeed in project management roles across various industries.

Our students with this diploma will learn how to:

      • effectively manage the scope, cost, human resources and time of projects
      • successfully manage project information and communication, project risk, and project integration and efficiently conduct project procurement.

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 the skills and knowledge needed to manage a variety of projects and teams, including providing leadership and guidance and ensuring a safe as well as innovative workplace. While the focus is on project management theory, 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 five 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 BSB50820 Diploma of Project 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 BSB50820 Diploma of Project 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 BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management will be able to enrol in the BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management.

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 BSB50820 Diploma of Project 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.

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders. The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in a work area to ensure a safe workplace, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces. These individuals also engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

BSBPMG531 Manage project time 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule and assessing time management outcomes.

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.

BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage human resources related to projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team.

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.

BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and processes that support the personal and professional development for yourself and for others. These skills are applied to working in managerial positions in which you are accountable for the development and performance of yourself and others.

BSBPMG540 Manage project integration

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

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