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Diploma of Project Management BSB50820

Overview

The Diploma of Project Management is suitable for individuals currently working on small or large projects or with experience in project administration. Completion of this diploma will provide you with an introduction to project management methodologies and will equip you with the key project management skills to move into career possibilities in multiple sectors and industries. You will gain practical experience that will help you meet the demand for skilled project managers in the employment market. This course provides you the opportunity to practice these skills by completing the documentation for at least three projects, ensuring the consolidation of your skills.

Qualification:

Diploma of Project Management BSB50820

Program No:

DP-BT17

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

Part-time (approximately 10 - 15 hours each week) online learning, research, project work and workplace application with the addition of optional face-to-face workshops.

Most students will complete in 2 years (4 semesters) by completing six units 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 2021 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$1282

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.

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course (program) code, course (program) name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

Additional Information

To achieve success in this course it is recommended that you are currently employed in a project management role or have access to manage your own project in the workplace. In addition, it is recommended that you have 1-2 years' experience in managing a small team in your industry sector.

If you are not currently managing a team or have access to manage your own project in the workplace, please consider that the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 may be a more suitable qualification.

Project Management requires effective management skills; Administration and computing skills including the use of Microsoft Office products; Communication skills such as listening, confirming instructions, the ability to negotiate, oral communications; and Teamwork experience such as working collaboratively with other people, and supervising staff. If you do not have at least intermediate skills in using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, please consider undertaking training to develop these skills prior to enrolment.

CIT is an Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) endorsed provider for this course. Students of AIPM endorsed courses are eligible for AIPM student membership (fees apply). Membership benefits include access to a range of Project Management resources and networking opportunities.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

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

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.

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

  • BSBPMG530   Manage project scope
    • CIT Code: BUSN497
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG531   Manage project time
    • CIT Code: BUSN498
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG532   Manage project quality
    • CIT Code: BUSN499
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG533   Manage project cost
    • CIT Code: BUSN500
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG534   Manage project human resources
    • CIT Code: BUSN501
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG535   Manage project information and communication
    • CIT Code: BUSN502
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG536   Manage project risk
    • CIT Code: BUSN503
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG540   Manage project integration
    • CIT Code: BUSN507
      Cost: Standard $137.00
      Description: 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.The unit 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

  • BSBCMM511   Communicate with influence
    • CIT Code: BUSN278
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Description: 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG539   Manage project governance
    • CIT Code: BUSN506
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      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
  • BSBPEF501   Manage personal and professional development
    • CIT Code: BUSN484
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and process that support the personal and professional development of self and others. The unit applies to individuals working in a range of managerial positions who are accountable for the development and performance of others. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSTR502   Facilitate continuous improvement
    • CIT Code: BUSN529
      Cost: Standard $137.00
      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.The unit 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
  • BSBPMG538   Manage project stakeholder engagement
    • CIT Code: BUSN505
      Cost: Standard $93.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships.The unit 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
  • BSBTWK503   Manage meetings
    • CIT Code: BUSN562
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.The unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace. These individuals may work as senior administrative staff or may be individuals with responsibility for conducting and chairing meetings in the workplace.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Project Management Practice BSB40920
Statement Attainment training Introduction to Project Management Practice [extract from BSB41515]

More Information

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