PAGE HEADER (47).jpg

Diploma of Project Management

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


A critical skillset and respected qualification

Project management is a core skillset and a booming industry. Current research points to competent project managers as being “critical enablers for delivering strategic outcomes for organisations.” (KPMG, 2018)

Focussing on strategic (systems) thinking, adaptive management and leadership, the program supports rapid capability uplift across all aspects project management. It also provides a full suite of generic project management tools and templates, applicable to any industry or technical domain. 

During facilitated training sessions, participants alternate between learning modern project management concepts, processes, tools and techniques, and applying these on a case study project in small teams. In the weeks following each training module, learners apply their project management knowledge and skills on a work-based project. Our dedicated team of assessors provide guidance, support and detailed feedback following each of the four Module Assessments, aligned with the project life cycle. 

NRT & AIPM Logos .png

Dual qualification and AIPM 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).

Online Workshop

In-Person Mode

2 x 3-day face-to-face training blocks

Enjoy the experience of learning with others and the benefits of networking as you work through the many interactive presentations, activities and discussions in a traditional training room environment.

Live Online Mode

12 x 4-hour onine workshops

Leveraging a flipped-classroom approach, the theory is learned at a time, place and pace of your choosing using our video learning platform Ecademy. This means that online sessions are action packed workshops followed by lively discussions.

Copy of Course structure image (1).png

Topics Covered

Module 1: Initiating and Planning Projects

  • Develop an understanding of what project management is and have your existing knowledge formalised.

  • Initiating a project including linking to corporate strategy and long-term outcomes

  • Developing a practival project management plan that gets everyone on the same page

  • Define scope and define critial path of a project and develop a scheule

  • How to collaborate and get buy-in from team members and stakeholders

  • Identify, prioritise and learn practical technicales to engage and influence stakeholders

Module 2: Building and Leading Teams

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Rapport, trust and relationships
  • Interpersonal communication, empathy, cultural intelligence 

  • Leadership, team building and motivation 

  • Political acumen, persuasion and influence

Module 3: Monitoring and Controlling Projects

  • Executing work in accordance with the project plan

  • Measuring performance using Earned Value Management

  • Developing Project Status Reports, governance and information flow

  • Quality control 

  • Manage emerging risks and issues.

Module 4: Closing and Evaluating Projects

  • How to review and evaluate project performance

  • Capturing lessons learned in the Closure Report 

  • Mencken Madness simulation to bring it all together in a fun and informative capstone assessment

Getting Coffee

What's included

- Training, ongoing support, and detailed feedback from experienced assessors

- A suite of industry-standard project management tools and templates for use on any type of project

- Our digital Student Resource Kit including assessment workbooks, case studies, articles for further reading, PPT presentations, and more 

- Assessment Preparation Webinars for each Module Assessment to walk through what's required and answer any questions

- 12-month subscription to Ecademy – our online video library with over 12 hours of ‘bite-sized’ content on project management


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

In-person mode features 6 days of classroom-based training (2 x 3-day blocks). Online mode features 12 half-day facilitated online workshops. Both modes are supported by our on-demand video learning platform Ecademy ( and online support from our dedicated team of assessors.


The four training and assessment modules follow the lifecycle of a project:

  - Module 1: Initiating and Planning Projects

  - Module 2: Building and Leading Teams

  - Module 3: Monitoring and Controlling Projects

  - Module 4: Closing and Evaluating Projects 

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



Add a subheading (4).png


$4,800 (GST Free) per person 

$1,500 on enrolment 
$1,500 after Module 1 training
Remainder after Module 4 training

Add a subheading (3).png

Group 3+

$4,200 (GST Free) per person

$1,500 on enrolment 
$1,500 after Module 1 training
Remainder after Module 4 training

Add a subheading (5).png

SDG Scholarship

Value $20,000

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

Add a subheading (6).png

Customised In-House Diploma Program

Contact us for a quote

Customised in-house programs can be tailored to your specific project, industry and internal PM 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