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Vocational Education & Training

BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

Not available to international students.
Overview

BSB50820

Waterfront Darwin, Online

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 to 18 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Program Or Project Administrator
Area of study
Business
Business and Retail Services
Building and Construction
Engineering and Mining

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader.

Individuals in these roles 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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Retail Services, Advertising and Marketing, Community Services, Education Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, Financial Services include:
>Project contract manager
>Project leader/team leader
>Project manager (industry specific)
>Project vendor manager

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry in to BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management preferred that individuals possess a BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, or similar qualification; or have vocational experience in a project management related role without holding a formal qualification.

A Pre-enrolment interview will be conducted, and your lecturer will determine whether a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is necessary to establish support requirements.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

Additional information

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Waterfront Darwin, Online

Study Mode: On campus, online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management a total of TWELVE (12) units of competency must be completed comprising eight (8) core and four (4) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 540.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Core units of competency
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope 40
BSBPMG531 Manage project time 40
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality 40
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost 40
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources 40
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication 40
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk 40
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration 60
  Total nominal hours for core units 340
Elective units of competency (Select 4)
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement 40
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement 40
BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement 60
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 200
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 540

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET student loans

VET Student Loans replaced VET FEE-HELP from 1 January, 2017.
Students commencing in 2021 should refer to VET Student Loans. The VET Student Loan schedule for 2021 can be found here.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

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