Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)

There are 12 units to be achieved in order to attain the Diploma of Project Management.  Of these there are 8 core (essential) units:

  1. BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
  2. BSBPMG512 Manage project time
  3. BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
  4. BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
  5. BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
  6. BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
  7. BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
  8. BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

and 4 elective units which allow for flexibility in the application to your work context.

In this RPL guide we will focus solely upon the 8 core units, but happy to answer any questions through the comments below surrounding possible requirements on electives you are considering.

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Conduct the requirements in gaining project approval
  • Define the scope of the project
  • Manage changes and control the scope

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Minutes of project initiation meetings
  • Project Charters
  • Business Case
  • Change Requests
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Approvals
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Project Gannt Charts
  • Status Report
  • Close out reports

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Develop a project schedule
  • Implement the schedule
  • Assess project outcomes (time management)

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Schedule
  • MS Project File
  • Excel
  • Primevera
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Develop a project budget
  • Monitoring and cost controlling
  • Assessing cost performance

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Schedule (including costs)
  • Project Budget
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Determining requirements
  • Implementing Quality Assurance
  • Assessing Quality Controls
  • Applying Continuous Improvements

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Detailed deliverable (Bill of Quantities)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Working Drawings
  • Inspection and test plans
  • Maintenance schedules
  • Project/contract management meeting minutes
  • Lessons Learnt
  • Improvement logs
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Human resource planning
  • Training and Development
  • Leadership
  • Close out

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Schedule (including resourcing)
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Training Plans
  • Evidence of gap analysis (training needs)
  • Performance Management Plan
  • Professional Development Plan
  • Evidence of counseling, mentoring or coaching
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

 

BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Communications Planning
  • Manage and store communications and information
  • Assessing communications performance

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Schedule (including meetings)
  • Communications Plan
  • Records Management Systems
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

BSBPMG5147  Manage project risk

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Identify risk
  • Analyse Risk
  • Establish controls
  • Monitor risks
  • Assess risk outcomes

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Charter
  • Risk Register
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

BSBPMG521 Manage project intergration

The major requirements of this unit are to demonstrate that you can:

  • Establish Project
  • Plan Project
  • Manage Project
  • Close out Project

Typical evidence for this unit may include:

  • Project Initiation Document
  • Project Charter
  • Kick off meeting minutes
  • Project Business Case
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Management Plan
  • Status Reports
  • Close out report
  • Third party report

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