Take the lead on that next big project by improving your management skills today

*No longer accepting enrolments for this course*

Are you ready to climb the professional ladder and take the lead on that next big project? Or are you looking to build on your current project management skills to lead more effectively? If you answered yes then our Diploma of Project Management can help you to achieve your goals and get ahead in your career.

Although not mandatory, you'll benefit from project-based experience at a senior level, or a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or similar. But being motivated and hungry to learn is more important!

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  • National Code


  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites


  • Delivery Mode


Our students find jobs in all areas of industry. Career opportunities that exist relating to this course include:

  • Project Manager (industry specific)
  • Project Manager (generic)
  • Project Leader
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Contract Manager
  • Project Vendor Manager


  • Diploma PM - Module 1

  • BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG512 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
  • Diploma PM - Module 2

  • BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
  • Diploma PM - Module 3

  • BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
  • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
  • Diploma PM - Module 4

  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Open Training has an 'articulation agreement' with the selected Australian universities. You may be eligible to transfer units from your completed Open Training qualification to a university degree in a similar or related area. For the Diploma of Project Management, we have the following agreement in place:

Bachelor of Business

Griffith University – 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only]

Bachelor of Arts

Griffith University - 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only]

Bachelor of Communication

Griffith University - Up to 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only] depending on major choice

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Griffith University - 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only]

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

Your online classroom

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