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BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

A critical skillset and respected qualification.

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. A report by the Project Management Institute stated that organisations that invest in project management skills delivered 60% more successful projects and waste 21 times less money.


Whether you're a professional project manager or a professional with projects to manage, this nationally accredited course provides the knowledge, skills, and mindset to set you up for success.

Elevate your project management skills with Elemental Projects

Why is the BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management essential for organisations in NSW?

This course is recognised as one of the best project management courses in Australia, offering unparalleled project management professional training.

Stark statistics from PMI highlight the value of project management training:

PMI statistics show the stark differences between organisations relying on ad-hoc project management versus those who have invested in project management training for their team:

  • 76% of ad-hoc projects are delivered later than scheduled.

  • 75% of ad-hoc projects are over budget.

  • 67% of ad-hoc projects fail to meet the original goals and business intent.

Could you accept 3 out of 4 projects being late and over budget? Or two-thirds delivering no value?

Accidental project managers: you’re not alone

Many professionals find themselves in the role of “accidental project manager.” You've built a successful career in your field but now face the challenge of managing projects that demand new skills. Our project management training is designed to help you deliver results on time and within budget, supporting your professional growth and enhancing your team's capabilities.

Building internal project management capabilities 

In the wake of scandals involving big consultancy firms, there's a pressing need to build internal capabilities for core functions, including project and program management. By engaging Elemental Projects, you can reduce your reliance on external consultancies, strengthen your internal team, and achieve more with fewer resources.

Boost talent retention and team performance

Talent retention is a critical metric for organisational success. By providing professional development courses in project management, we help your team become more efficient and productive, thereby increasing retention rates and fostering a high-performing workforce. Our BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management equips your team with the skills needed to achieve project deliverables.

Transformative benefits of the BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management for NSW Government

Our nationally recognised BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management is mapped to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework. Designed at Levels 4-5 of the Project Management Capability Framework, our program is tailored to elevate your team's competencies to meet the unique demands of NSW government projects.

Compliance and efficiency in the NSW Government

The Public Service Commission emphasises the importance of efficient performance within the NSW Government Agencies. Our training solutions help executives and teams adhere to these standards, ensuring compliance while managing projects effectively.

Following a Code of Conduct

At Elemental Projects, we understand the importance of managing privileged information. Our commitment to a professional code of conduct ensures strict confidentiality, backed by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) when required. Transparency and integrity are the cornerstones of what we do.

Transformative impact and proven results

Over the last 12 years, we've worked with thousands of individuals within the NSW Government and the private sector, witnessing firsthand the transformative impact of our project management training. By enrolling your team in our public courses or engaging us for in-house programs, you're equipping them to:

  • Manage projects efficiently and effectively

  • Ensure projects are completed on time and within budget

  • Implement corporate strategies and achieve organisational goals

  • Avoid negative press or reputational damage

  • Minimise reliance on external contractors

  • Fulfill contractual requirements and ensure compliance and quality management

  • Achieve greater outcomes with fewer resources.

Why choose Elemental Projects?

Organisations choose us for formal project management training because it elevates their team members to a new level of proficiency, enabling them to conduct projects successfully, efficiently, and with integrity.

  • 100% satisfaction rate

  • 100% agree that assessments fairly test their knowledge

  • 100% agree that trainers have excellent subject knowledge

  • 100% would recommend our courses to others.

Ready to transform your project management approach?

If you see the benefit of professional project management training for you or your team but are not the decision-maker, we can support you in a broader conversation with senior management. You don't need to wait any longer to improve your project performance. 

Results in nationally recognised qualification & professional certification

On completion, you will receive the nationally recognised qualification BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management. Australian Institute of Project Management​ (AIPM) members will also receive automatic certification as a Certified Practicing Project Professional (CPPP).

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Structure and duration

This interactive and highly engaging course involves attending 12 half-day training sessions attended either online or in-person (with the option of attending all sessions online).


An 8-week break between modules provides time to apply what you've learned and submit four Module Assessments.  

This 12-month program is faster a standard Diploma qualification due to the pre-requisite that learners have at least 1 year of experience working on projects.

Course Structure & Inclusions

Diploma of Project Management course schedule
12x half-daytraining sessions

Attended online or in-person, facilitated by an experienced project management expert and peppered with team-based activities and discussions.

4x module assessment walkthrough webinar

4 webinars that walk you through every task in each Module Assessment, so you know exactly what's required and can ask any questions.

2x personal coaching sessions

A personal leadership coach will help you to identify practical actions that will push you to your 'learning edge' and develop your skills in a self-selected element of project leadership.

Weekly peer-coaching sessions 

Coach and be coached by your fellow students in line with the Harvard Peer-Support Framework as you stretch  your leadership skills by implementing the actions identified with your personal coach.

Ongoing support

From our team of qualified assessors - all with many years of experience in project/program/portfolio  management 

Tools and templates

User-friendly tools and templates in Word and Excel, aligned with industry-standard project management practice - useful on any type of project.

Resource Hub

Your online one-stop-shop for all learning and assessment resources as well as logistical details about your course

Gamified Simulation

Work in a team to deliver a simulated project in the glamorised and gamified world of Mencken Madness to learn and reflect on the hard and soft elements of project management. 

What's covered

The Science of Project Management includes 4 x 3.5-hour sessions that will give you the knowledge and skills to deliver fit-for-purpose products, services and results - on time and within budget. 

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Session 5: Scheduling Projects

Session 6: Budgeting and Cost Control

Session 7: Quality Management on Projects

Session 8: Responding to Risk and Complexity

Option to exit here with a Statement of Attainment in 6 Units of Competency.

$4,800pp (GST Free)

The course costs $4,800 per person (GST Free), paid in full on upfront, or a 30% deposit and the remainder 30 days after the course start date. Pay with card on the website, or contact our team to request a quote and pay by EFT.  

Save $300 per person

​Receive $300 off, per person when you register 3+ people in the same intake. Support succession planning by training multiple people from the same project and build your bench-strength. A great option for organisations who don't have enough candidates to form an in-house cohort.

Customised for
in-house cohorts 

For groups of 15 to 30

Customised, in-house programs are tailored to your specific project, industry and internal project management methodology by using a custom case-study, linking to internal process guides, and embedding your templates in our work-based assessment tasks.

RPL is an assessment-only pathway that enables you to turn your existing knowledge and experience in project management into a nationally recognised qualification, with automatic CPPP certification, through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Am I eligible?​

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

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or New Zealand citizen residing in Australia for the duration of the course)

  • Have the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills required to commence the course 

  • Have at least one-year experience managing projects (or phases/work packages within them)

Qualification awarded by Elemental Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd (RTO code 45615)​

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

- As featured in Defence Connect Magazine -

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