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Gain the skills you need to take responsibility for project management. Learn scope, time management, project costing, quality, risk management, human resources and communication management.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of roles within management who have a sound theoretical knowledge base in management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that management functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff. 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. Course details

$5000 VET Student Loan available



Key dates and info


Recognition of prior learning (RPL): up to 18 months / 12 workshops per session
Online: up to 18 months / 12 weeks per session

Course details


  • Full Fee $2,547 - $4,245

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time 12 weeks per session Online
Any time 12 workshops per session Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Whilst no formal entry requirements exist; completion of Year 12, Certificate IV in Project Management or relevant work experience in the industry is recommended.


Study from any location

Resources required

A range of online resources are available for the course.
Set Text:  Project Management in Practice - A complete course for BSB41513 and BSB51413, Neil Pearson, EW Larson and CF Gray.  ISBN: 9781743077238 (PBK)
Highly recommended texts:

  • PMBOK. (2008). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. 4th Ed. USA: Project Management Institute
  • Gido, J. & Clements, J.P. (2009). Successful Project Management. USA: South Western Cengage learning.
  • Hartley, S. (2009) Project Management: Principles, Processes and Practice. 2nd Ed. NSW: Pearson Education. This text is the Cert IV level text and is recommended for those who need to refresh on project management tools and techniques or gaps in their knowledge.
  • Kloppenborg, T.J. (2009) Contemporary Project Management. USA: South Western Cengage learning. This text will be referred to in your study notes and is a higher level text for those who desire more in depth discussion and learning.

Textbooks are available on order from the below; for a small fee they can be couriered to you:
Barrier Reef Books, 86 Mooney St, Currajong, phone 07 4779 2511
Angus and Robertson in Castletown Shopping Centre, Hyde Park, phone 07 4724 3592


Studies are taken over a 12-18month duration.  Students have a maximum of 12 weeks from enrolment date to complete units enrolled into. Clusters are in units of 4 and please note  that you have the same amount of weeks to complete two or more units as you do for one unit, therefore it is recommended that you enrol and pay for only 1 cluster at a time; or less if you do not have the time to commit to your studies.
The teacher will be available by phone or email between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Thursday to answer your queries and content related questions.


Students need to successfully complete 12 units to gain the qualification; 8 core and 4 elective units.

Core units
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope Core
BSBPMG512 Manage project time Core
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality Core
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost Core
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources Core
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication Core
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk Core
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration Core
Elective units (only 4 required)
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement Elective
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement Elective
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance Elective
MSS015002A Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources Elective
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Elective
BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems Elective
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Elective
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

Students can complete a Dual Diploma of Project Management and Diploma of Human Resources for $8,695.  Eligible students can RPL the course for $2547.

Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:

  • obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or

  • the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Textbooks are additional, payable direct to the supplier.


BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

Job prospects

  • Project Manager
  • Project Administrator

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Last updated on 17 May 2017

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