BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management


There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Next intakeJune, 2024
Study modeOnline, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units12
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible Queensland applicants in 2024
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Are you ready to build your skills and knowledge in project management? This course will provide you with knowledge and skills in specialised technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work and/or the work of others to achieve project objectives. This course is included in the Australian and Queensland Government’s Fee Free TAFE program.

This course is suitable for individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in their work environment, or who wish to move into a project leadership and management role. Successful completion will equip students with a sound theoretical knowledge base; and a range of specialised technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others to achieve project objectives.

The delivery is online with a specific sequence of units within 4 clusters, comprising of 8 core and 4 elective units.  It is a requirement of this course that you enrol into all units under each cluster, following the designated sequence listed in the Course Structure tab. New students must enrol into the first cluster of units before attempting the remaining clusters.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

Career Opportunities

Possible job outcomes could include (but not limited to): Project Manager/Coordinator or Administrator, Events Manager/Coordinator or Administrator, Team leader/Coordinator or Manager, Scheduler, Planner, Procurement officer, Stakeholder Liaison Officer and Change manager. These possible outcomes can be applied across various industries.

Structure & Availability



This course is delivered online for a period of 72 weeks, the twelve (12) units are grouped into four (4) clusters to assist students progression of study. Students must follow the sequence outlined in the course planner and enrol into all units under each cluster.

It may be possible for the student to complete the course sooner if they are deemed competent.

Students must complete all components of the assessment tasks within the course to be deemed competent.


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBPMG540Manage project integration
BSBPMG530Manage project scope
BSBPMG533Manage project cost


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBPMG537Manage project procurement
BSBOPS501Manage business resources
BSBPMG534Manage project human resources


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBPMG532Manage project quality
BSBPMG536Manage project risk
BSBPMG531Manage project time


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBPMG535Manage project information and communication
BSBCMM511Communicate with influence
BSBPMG538Manage project stakeholder engagement





Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBPMG532Manage project quality
BSBPMG536Manage project risk
BSBPMG535Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG530Manage project scope
BSBPMG540Manage project integration
BSBPMG533Manage project cost
BSBPMG534Manage project human resources
BSBPMG531Manage project time


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBLDR522Manage people performance
BSBFIN601Manage organisational finances
BSBPMG539Manage project governance
BSBPEF501Manage personal and professional development
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
BSBOPS501Manage business resources
BSBPMG538Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG537Manage project procurement
BSBCMM511Communicate with influence


February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.


CQUniversity requirement - Completion of BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

CQUniversity recommendation of 18 years of age with either completion of Year 12 or equivalent, access to a computer, Internet and intermediate computer skills.

CQUniversity recommendation of project management experience or currently working within the Project Management sector.


Fees & Scholarships

Fee for service
Fee for service per unit
Fee-Free TAFE
RPL Fee for service per Unit

Understand your TAFE payment choices including payment options and our refund policy. Start by examining the price list for your specific course to gain a better understanding of your fees. Course fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Still uncertain about the best option for you? Contact us on 13 27 86 to discuss your options.

Fee for Service/ Full Fee

Fee for Service/Full Fee occurs when the full tuition fee is charged to students. This may occur when the course is not included in government subsidy program/s or the student is not eligible for a government subsidy. These students are obligated to cover the entire cost. Learn more about Paying for TAFE.

This is a Fee Free TAFE course thanks to the Australian and Queensland Governments. Eligibility and conditions apply.

This course is included in the Australian Government’s VET Student Loan (VSL) program, assisting eligible students pay tuition fees. Refer to the VET Student Loan webpage for more information, eligibility and census date calendar. A VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more

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