BSB50820 – Diploma of Project Management (Upgrade)


BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge.  They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors.

They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

The Diploma of Project Management (Upgrade) course has a minimum of 48 face to face training hours with a trainer and assessor over a period ranging from 1 – 8 weeks (depending on the scheduling options chosen by the client) and a period of 16 weeks for any additional evidence needed for the assessment. This is considered consistent with AQF specifications for a AQF level 5 qualification taking into account the pre-existing work experience of the client.

This accelerated training and assessment (integrated) program is designed for experienced staff who have been working in a project oriented workplace and have been responsible for the management of projects for a period of not less than 24 months. 

Total number of units = 12

8 core units, plus

4 elective units

Scope Management

Manage project scope


Time Management

Manage project time


Quality Management

Manage project quality


Cost Management

Manage project cost


Human Resource Management

Manage project human resources


Information and Communications Management

Manage project information and communication


Risk Management

Manage meetings


Risk Management

Manage project risk


Procurement Management

Manage project procurement


Stakeholder Engagement

Manage project stakeholder engagement


Project Governance

Manage project governance


Stakeholder Engagement

Manage project integration



Delivery Methods

institutional delivery/ face-to-face

Work in Industry/Work Placement

Simulated work/ industry environment

  • 3x Trainer led Face to Face Workshops
  • Online tutorials 

Post Course Assessment Support

Assessment support direct to the assessor via telephone and email.

The following processes will be applied for students considered to be “at risk”:

  • Development of an individualised Study Management Plan

One-on-one tutorials

Learning activities

Presentation of information, interactive discussion, case studies, role plays, group work and reflective practice

Participants are provided with learner’s resources including readings, case studies, assessment tasks and practical projects.

 Assessment methods

Examination Question

Practical Activity        

Scenario Assessment

Presentation/ Role play

Workplace   Report


Portfolio of Evidence

This program is at Level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and, hence, is a nationally recognised vocational qualification.


The Business Services Package (BSB) lists a number of Diploma qualifications.  Some of these other qualifications share units with the BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management. Thus, it would be possible to gain credit from BSB50820 towards another of these awards.

Course Fee

Price on application

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  • Duration: 6-12 Months depending on the existing experience..