Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820)

9 December 2021 - 17 March 2022
23 May - 1 August 2022


Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820)

9 December 2021 - 17 March 2022
23 May - 1 August 2022

Become a project manager that hits deadlines and achieves results with our nationally recognised qualifications.

Organisations in the digital age are constantly changing and developing. From establishing new teams to implementing innovative technologies, project management is essential for effective execution. As a result, project managers have never been in higher demand.

Learn the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required to work effectively in project management roles that require conceptual, operational and supervisory capabilities.

By the end of the course, you will have learnt:

  • application of project management competencies with the workplace
  • the concept of integration within an organisational environment
  • understanding of how business benefits are achieved
  • the techniques and strategies required to get problem projects back on track

You will learn leading theoretical frameworks and industry best practices to allow you to integrate your knowledge directly to your workplace.

Why train with the Victorian Chamber?

Thousands of Victorians choose to upskill with us. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • Our practical coursework allows you to immediately implement the learnings in your current job, with assessment tasks based around the work environment.
  • We facilitate connection between students through a range of options to suit student needs and availability, including regular coffee catch-ups.

We conduct our in-person courses in our conveniently located Melbourne offices on 150 Collins Street, a short walk from Flinders Street Station.

This allows us to bring together a diverse class of students in a COVIDSafe environment. We know some people can achieve better outcomes when learning face-to-face, which is why we continue to provide in-person training when possible. We often see that our students attending our in-person training courses benefit from:

  • Effective communication with the trainer
  • Robust conversation with other students
  • Easier platform to ask questions


Read what some of our past students thought about the course



The course content is delivered in workshops from our experienced and knowledgeable instructors. With years of industry experience, our instructors draw upon real scenarios that they have encountered, across all stages of the project management lifecycle.

Ed Robins, pictured below, is one of our instructors responsible for delivering our Diploma of Project Management. Ed has over 40 years’ wide-ranging experience in corporate operations, marketing, project management, customer and dealer service, quality management and consulting across the Asia-Pacific region.

“Ed was an experienced trainer and it was obvious he had significant project management experience. Ed kept the group engaged throughout the sessions”

- Past Diploma of Project Management student



How to register for the Diploma of Project Management


Important changes relating to delivery during COVID-19 (PDF)

If you wish to apply for a government subsidised place on this course you must contact Victorian Chamber on 03 8662 5333 or download and complete a Registration form (PDF), an eligibility and student declaration form (Word), and a pre-training review and evaluation (PDF). Students commencing courses on or after the 1st January 2015 will need to provide their USI. Download the USI information sheet (DOC) and the USI Privacy Notice (PDF)

How to register

Click the ‘Register’ button on this page to register online.

Alternatively, contact the Victorian Chamber on 8662 5333 for more information or download a Victorian Chamber accredited courses registration form (PDF). If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you must also complete, sign and submit the Eligibility and Student Declaration Form (PDF).

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Students participating in this program should note that they may be contacted and requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research survey or a Department-endorsed project or audit or review.

All eligible Government subsidised students in a traineeship or non-traineeship course must have and maintain residency in Victoria for the duration of their course


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.


Nationally Recognised Training


Course Details

Who should attend the Diploma of Project Management
  • Project coordinator
  • Project management officer
  • Project team member
  • Project or program administrator
  • Experienced managers who are already managing projects in an organisation and wish to have their skills formally recognised
  • Individuals requiring formal project management qualifications for promotion or other employment opportunities
  • External consultants experienced in Project Management who wish to gain a formal qualification
Enrolment requirements

As this qualification requires participants to apply and practice the new skills over a period of time, and also to base their assessment solutions in a workplace environment, it is highly preferable that candidates are employed or otherwise engaged.

  • 18 years of age
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, it is highly recommend that participants are employed or otherwise engaged*

* Assessment assistance may be provided if this requirement cannot be met

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Diploma of Project Management. 

Preferred pathways for participants considering this qualification include:
  • After achieving the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or other relevant qualification; OR
  • With extensive vocational experience in project roles where they may have had some limited responsibility for the output of others, and without a formal project management qualification.

Candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience or for workplace enrolment should generally be in job roles including:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator
  • Experienced managers who are already managing projects in an organisation and wish to have their skills formally recognised
  • Individuals requiring formal project management qualifications for promotion or other employment opportunities
  • External consultants experienced in Project Management who wish to gain a formal qualification
Pathways to completion and further studies

Pathways to completion of this qualification include:

  • Course attendance and assessment
  • RPL/Credit transfer for partial or full qualification
  • A combination of the above

Units completed in this program may be credited towards other qualifications through a national recognition process. After achieving this qualification participants may undertake BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management or other advanced diploma qualifications. 

12 units to be studied are:
  • BSBPMG540 Manage project integration
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
Workshop delivery schedule

One day per fortnight over 11 weeks.


Assessment tasks must be submitted within twelve months from the last unit delivery date. This schedule allows for a reasonable time for workplace practice and assessment preparation. Participants should allow approximately 10 hours per week to complete the self-directed learning and assessment tasks.

The assessment tasks for the units in this qualification require participation in complex projects, as well as access to workplace documentation used to document and manage projects and to a number of project stakeholders. Therefore, workplace application is desirable to ensure that competency to the standard required by this industry sector has been attained.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available upon enrolment.

Course fees

Full Fee Paying Students  2021
Victorian Chamber Member - $3,300
Non-Member - $3,950

Government Subsidised Places 2021
2021 Tuition Fee  -  $2,300

Other Course Fees:

Concession Fees
Concession fees may be available (conditions apply)
Click here for Concession Fees

Payment Instalments Schedule – BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management



Initial Payment (Registration)


(one month post course commencement


(one month following P1)


(one month following P2)


(one month following P3)

Govt Funded (GF) $2300






Full Fee Member (M) $3300






Full Fee Non-Member (NM) $3950






Payment requirements

For important details about the payment requirements applicable to your enrolment, including individual paying students, employer paid enrolments, direct debit and course fee instalments payment requirements, please click here.

Eligibility for a government subsidised place under the Skill First Program 2020/2021

To be eligible for the Skills First government subsidised training entitlement, applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen; AND
  • A resident of Victoria for the duration of the course; AND
  • Aged 18-19 (i.e. under 20) years of age on 1st January in the year the course commences; OR
  • Aged 20 years or over on 1st January in the year the course commences, and you are enrolling in a qualification that is at a higher level than your highest qualification held (‘upskilling’);

Other eligibility criteria

In addition to meeting the above requirements, an individual is only eligible to:

  • Commence a maximum of two Skills First government subsidised courses in a calendar year, including if one of the subsidised courses you’re enrolled in is scheduled to commence later in the year;
  • Commence a maximum of two Skills First government subsidised courses at any one time;
  • Commence a maximum of two Skills First government subsidised courses at the same level in their lifetime

Eligibility exemptions for people under particular government initiatives and programs

For details about possible eligibility exemptions under different government initiatives please click here (PDF).

Pre-training review

Part of the enrolment process, Victorian Chamber must conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy skills.

The Pre-Training Review must:

  1. identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer);
  2. ascertain the most appropriate qualification for each student to enrol in, including consideration of the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills; and
  3. ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each participant

Participants are required to download and complete the  Pre-training review and evaluation and submit it together with the Registration Form and any other necessary documents. Feedback will be provided within two weeks from your course Registration being approved.

Download the Diploma of Project Management overview
Download a Participant Handbook
Types of evidence in support of applications for government subsidised training

Thursday, 09 December 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday, 20 January 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday, 03 February 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday, 17 February 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday, 03 March 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday, 17 March 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 23 May 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 06 June 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 20 June 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 04 July 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 18 July 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, 01 August 9:00am - 4:30pm


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