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Diploma of Project Management

Whether you're a professional project manager or simply a professional with projects to manage, our flagship professional development program provides the knowledge, skills, and mindset to set you up for success.


A critical skillset and respected qualification

We are in the midst of an industry-wide transformation toward sustainable, flexible, project-based ways of working. It is standard practice to use project management frameworks as a means of delivering infrastructure, implementing strategy, developing products, achieving complex outcomes, and generally getting stuff done.

Organisations across the private and public sectors need professionals who can deal with the complexities that mark modern projects and deliver them in a structured, collaborative, and adaptive manner. The benefits are clear, with a recent study finding that organisations that invest in project management skills delivered 60% more successful projects, for 21-times less cost.


What's included

12x half-day
Training Sessions

attended online or in-person (Staggered Mode), facilitated by an experienced project management expert, peppered with team-based activities

4x Module Assessment Webinars

to walk through what's required and answer any questions

2x Personal Coaching Sessions

with a personal leadership coach to identify and implement actionable strategies to develop three self-selected leadership capabilities

1x Peer-Coaching Webinar

to teach you the skills of coaching, followed by weekly peer-coaching sessions during Stage 2

Ongoing support

and feedback from our team of experienced assessors

Tools and templates

in Word and Excel aligned with industry-standard project management practice

Student Resource Kit

including assessment workbooks, case studies, articles for further reading, PPT presentations, and more


complementary subscription to our online video library with over 12 hours of ‘bite-sized’ videos on project management


Results in dual qualification & certification

On completion, learners receive both the nationally recognised qualification BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management and automatic certification with the AIPM as a Certified Practicing Project Professional (CPPP).

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Course Structure

Working Together

Stage 1

The Science of Project Management

Stage 1 focusses on the knowledge and skills required to deliver fit-for-purpose products, services and results, on-time and on-budget. Training sessions alternate between learning technical terms, concepts, processes, tools, and techniques, and applying these on a case study project.

Following each training session, learners transfer their new knowledge and skills to real, work-based projects. Documents from the case study and work-based projects are then submitted in four Module Assessments. Following each submission, learners receive detailed feedback from our team of dedicated assessors.

Stage 1 culminates in the gamified simulation Mencken Madness. Set in the 1960s New York advertising sector, the simulation brings together everything covered in the course so far, and puts learners' project management skills to the test in a fun and thought-provoking learning experience.

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Stage 2

The Art of Project Leadership

Stage 2 focusses on the Art of Project Leadership. Training sessions in this stage cover a broad range of topics related to the psychological, social, and political aspects of project leadership - "the people side of projects."

The focus here is on critical interpersonal skills, behaviours, and mindsets essential for success in today's complex delivery environments. These include communication, team building, persuasion and influence, emotional intelligence, and more.

Complementing the broad-but-shallow approach taken in training sessions, is a deep-and-personalised dive into three self-selected leadership capabilities, supported by personal & peer coaching sessions.

Personal coaching sessions 'book-end' Stage 2, while structured peer-coaching sessions provide ongoing support as learners apply the practical actions identified with their leadership coach.


Block Mode

3 x 2-day in-person training blocks

For in-house groups only (closed groups of 12-25 people), this mode immerses learners in blocks of face-to-face learning, as they work through the interactive activities and discussions in a buzzing training room.

Online Workshop

Staggered Mode

12 x 4-hour hybrid training sessions

(online or in-person) 

This mode involves weekly half-day sessions attended either face-to-face or online, providing choice and convenience and slotting easily into a busy work-week.


Course Details


Learners complete four Module Assessments over a period of typically 9-12 months, depending on their individual circumstances and time constraints. This is about half of the standard timeframe for a Diploma qualification due to our pre-requisite that learners have at least 1 year of experience working on projects.

Flexible delivery modes

Block Mode features 6 days of classroom-based training. Staggered Mode features 12 half-day facilitated online workshops. Both modes are supported by our on-demand video learning platform Ecademy ( and support from personal coaches and our dedicated team of assessors.

Qualification awarded by

Elemental Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd - a Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 45615)

Units of competency

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope (core)

BSBPMG531 Manage project time (core)

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality (core)

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost (core)

BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources (core)

BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication (core)

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk (core)

BSBPMG540 Manage project integration (core)

BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement (elective)

BSBPMG539 Manage project governance (elective)

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness (elective)

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence (elective)

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this course, learners must:

  - Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  - Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) check to determine LLN support needs

  - Have at least one-year experience working in a project context, managing some part of a project

  - Have a work-based project (or work package) to manage during the course to practice new skills and techniques, and complete work-based assessment tasks



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Fees for public courses

$4,800 (GST Free) per person

Pay in full on registration, or a 30% deposit and the remainder 30 days after the course start date.

Save up to $1000 per person

Early Bird and Group Discounts

Early Birds - receive $500 off when you register more than 60 days before the start date. 

Groups - receive a further $500 off, per person, when you register 3+ people at once.

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SDG Scholarship

Valued at $20,000

Projects that support one or more of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals are eligible for our SDG Scholarship.


Customised In-House Diploma Program

For groups of 12 to 25

Customised in-house programs are tailored to your specific project, industry and internal project management methodology.


Award winning training

The Diploma program was customised for Thales Australia by integrating organisational processes, tools and templates in assessment tasks; involving managers in on-the-job application of new capabilities; and guest presentations from the PMO and internal SMEs.


The entire program was converted for online delivery in response to the coronavirus pandemic at the start of 2020 and delivered with fantastic feedback from students, their managers and business stakeholders, with a 100% completion rate.

The program was recognised as a Finalist in the Australian Defence Industry Awards for Best Training & Mentoring Program of 2020