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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

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

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin, Online
Not available to international students.

Course code

BSB50820

Overview

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 Leader
>Program Manager (industry specific)
>Project / Program Administrator

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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.

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.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $2,160.00, and for students who are not eligible is $5,400.00.

VET student loans

Eligible students may access a VET Student Loan to pay for their course fees (up to capped amounts).
Determine your eligibility using the VET Student Loan Eligibility Tool on the myskills website.

2022 VET Student Loan schedule
2023 VET Student Loan schedule

 

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"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

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.

Course structure

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

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBPMG530Manage project scope40
BSBPMG531Manage project time40
BSBPMG532Manage project quality40
BSBPMG533Manage project cost40
BSBPMG534Manage project human resources40
BSBPMG535Manage project information and communication40
BSBPMG536Manage project risk40
BSBPMG540Manage project integration60
 Total nominal hours for core units340
Elective units of competency (Select 4)
BSBPMG537Manage project procurement40
BSBPMG538Manage project stakeholder engagement40
BSBSTR502Facilitate continuous improvement60
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness60
 Total nominal hours for elective units200
 Total nominal hours for the qualification540

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • A completed BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, or similar qualification; OR
  • 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. To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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Course details

Accreditation

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

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: Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin, Online

Study Mode: On campus, online, both

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

Additional information

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

Contact details

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

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