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Diploma of Project Management BSB51415

Overview

This very popular program is designed for people currently working in project administration, assisting with major projects or those who are required to complete small projects. It will provide you with an introduction to project management and will equip you with the key project management skills to move into this important and expanding area. This qualification is highly valued and in great demand by employers.

The qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their projects and/or the work of a team.

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Qualification: Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Program No: DP-BC43
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: Part-time,flexible independent learning (approximately 10 - 15 hours each week) individual learning, research, project work and workplace application.

Most students will complete in 2 years (4 semesters) if enrolled in six subjects each year (Part-time study).

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek skills recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.
Cost Info:

The 2019 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below.

Subject costs identified as Profile apply to Standard students and are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Commercial are full fee (FF) and receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $1,255
Likely Job Outcome: This program is suitable for middle and senior project managers and administrators in a cross-section of public and private sectors, including financial, IT, marketing, human resources, property, engineering, health, transport and telecommunications, environment, mining, banking, finance, defence, education, facilities management and construction.

This course is suitable also for project coordinators, project management officers / leaders, project team members and project or program administrators.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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Additional Information

This qualification is available through flexible learning. A flexible start date applies to these units of study. Census date is 2 weeks from your start date and will be stated on your invoice after enrolment.

It is recommended to enrol in the first six subjects on commencement of the course with 12 months to complete the qualification over the 2 year period.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business (Management)

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 12 subjects

Core: Complete all 8

  • BSBPMG521   Manage project integration
    • CIT Code: MGNT731
      Cost: Profile $134.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG514   Manage project cost
    • CIT Code: MGNT743
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG515   Manage project human resources
    • CIT Code: MGNT745
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG516   Manage project information and communication
    • CIT Code: MGNT746
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG513   Manage project quality
    • CIT Code: MGNT748
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG517   Manage project risk
    • CIT Code: MGNT749
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG511   Manage project scope
    • CIT Code: MGNT750
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG512   Manage project time
    • CIT Code: MGNT752
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 4

  • BSBMGT516   Facilitate continuous improvement
    • CIT Code: MGNT544
      Cost: Profile $134.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements. It applies to individuals who take an active role in managing a continuous improvement process in order to achieve an organisation’s objectives. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem-solving and decision-making strategies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG520   Manage project governance
    • CIT Code: MGNT744
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement project governance. It involves identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG518   Manage project procurement
    • CIT Code: MGNT747
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG519   Manage project stakeholder engagement
    • CIT Code: MGNT751
      Cost: Profile $91.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT511   Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    • CIT Code: INFT467
      Cost: Profile $137.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) services meet current and future internal operational enterprise requirements. It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include maintaining and supporting critical infrastructure for objectives in small-to-medium sized organisations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT515   Verify client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT712
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deal with clients at a senior level, to identify their business requirements and verify the accuracy of the information gathered. It applies to individuals who are senior information and communications technology (ICT) personnel operating with a high degree of autonomy for managing activities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINN502   Build and sustain an innovative work environment
    • CIT Code: INNO105
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports the application of innovative practice focusing on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice. It applies to individuals working in leadership or management roles in any industry or community context. The individual could be employed by the organisation, but may also be an external contractor, the leader of a cross organisation team or of a self-formed team of individuals. The work group could be permanent or temporary in nature. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR501   Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • CIT Code: MGNT389
      Cost: Profile $149.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks. It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR502   Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • CIT Code: MGNT485
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINM501   Manage an information or knowledge management system
    • CIT Code: MGNT565
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise training for others for an information or knowledge management system and to manage the use of the system. It applies to individuals who are responsible for seeing that key information and corporate knowledge are retained, accessible to others and improve business outcomes. The unit applies to information or knowledge management systems which comprise policies, protocols, procedures and practices to manage information or knowledge within the organisation and among relevant stakeholders. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS501   Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: Profile $117.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. It applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS506   Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • CIT Code: OHSS528
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of elements of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS). It applies to individuals with organisational responsibilities for contributing to tasks in relation to elements of a WHSMS appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation and its work health and safety (WHS) risks. These people will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and will apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPETH003   Promote the values and ethos of public service
    • CIT Code: PSAD120
      Cost: Profile $64.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity. This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently, as part of a team and with supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSS015002   Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources
    • CIT Code: SUST122
      Cost: Profile $150.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers identifying strategies for more sustainable uses of resources. The unit includes the identification of waste (muda) as part of a strategy for achieving better sustainability outcomes in a process as well as quantifying theoretical and actual resource (including energy) consumption. This unit applies inside organisations and their value chains and specifically applies to the use of resources as part of an overall response to improving sustainability. The unit has been developed with manufacturing operations as a focus. However, because of the range of organisations in a typical manufacturing value chain it may also be applied to other types of organisations. The unit assumes that a decision to attempt to achieve more sustainable use of resources has already been made. The unit covers the skills needed for developing a strategic approach to resource use at the organisation or value chain level. The unit does not cover the technical skills required to implement specific initiatives that may be identified as part of the strategic plan. However, there is a requirement to present and organise data. The complexity of this requirement will vary according to the type and scale of the organisation’s processes. Where the carbon footprint (or water footprint or similar) of an enterprise or value chain is known, the unit can be applied to developing strategies for the reduction of that footprint. A manager or technical specialist who has a major responsibility for sustainability as part of a broader work role would typically undertake this, or sustainability may be their primary work responsibility. For specific techniques covering the auditing of water, energy, emissions and transport, refer to relevant sustainability audit units.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au