Nationally Recognised: YES
Qualification Code: BSB50820
Number of units: 12
Delivery Method: Workshops, Online, Skills Recognition (RPL)
The Diploma of Project Management is aimed at those who wishing to peruse or develop their career in Project Management. This qualification is targeted at two main streams; candidates currently working in a project environment or those new to project management
Participants without direct experience within a project environment should possess strong technical skills such as Engineers seeking to migrate into Project Management or current managers and supervisors looking to develop or qualify their project management skills.
The Diploma provides the key skills, knowledge and competencies to manage a project across a wide range of contexts. The Diploma of Project Management through Scope Training equips the participant with a deeper understanding of Project Management and the tools and techniques to gain a competitive advantage.
Students are required to have access to a workplace, ideally a work-based project in order to apply the project management principles. This may include a previous workplace, as well as an understanding of the project environment. School leavers will not be enrolled into this qualification.
There are two main pathways into this qualification
Ideally participants should hold a Certificate IV in Project Management. However there are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc. Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a project role. If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing experience please contact our friendly team.
Many students enter this qualification without holding existing qualifications. As the programs are designed based upon the work environment, experience within that environment is an acceptable point of entry. In regards to the Diploma of Project Management, this may include but not limited to experience within a project environment, or another technical field, this may be either as a manager, Project Manager, Project controller, Project Engineer, Senior Project Manager, supervisor or leading hand.
If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing experience please contact our friendly team.
The amount of effort and time required for this qualification is based upon your existing skills and experience (find out more on how competency based learning works). It is suggested that the course take approximately 530 hours of learning. However we find that due to our learner profile and the methods by which our programs are structured this is rarely the case. As a guide:
30 minutes (through RPL) to 50 hours
We provide students with the ability to complete the Diploma of Project Management over a one year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months. During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification. Please contact our staff if you would like an estimate based upon your individual situation
Upon successful completion of 12 chosen units, participants will be awarded the Diploma of Project Management. The Diploma of Project Management is highly regarded as the industry standard in the recognition of Project Managers.
Participants will undertake learnings to sharpen their skills (as per key skills section) as well as the opportunity to apply Project Management skills and concepts to work-based situations. This will provide participants with the skills they need to effectively manage projects across a range of different environments.
Broadly the Diploma of Project Management communicates to employers that you have demonstrated the following broad skills: Communication, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organising, Self-management, Learning and Technology skills. Further information is contained within each of the units.
The Diploma of Project Management requires the completion of 12 units. The following are those selected by Scope Training in consultation with industry. Alternative units can be selected, please contact our friendly team to arrange.
The Diploma of Project Management conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively as a Project Manager in the management of complex work-based projects.
Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work-based environment, reassuring employers of job-readiness.
Job Roles include: Project Manager, Project Leader, Senior Project Manager, Area Manager Salary Range for a Project Manager in
Australia (source: payscale.com)
Construction Project Manager
Engineering Project Manager
Information Technology Project Manager
After successful completion of the Diploma of Project Management further educational pathways include: Diploma of Management, Diploma of Business, as well as opening the door to many other options for further skill development.