Course Outline

BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management
Course CodeDPM_BSB50820
CRISCOS Code104114C
Delivery ModeClassroom/ Flexi
Course Duration12 months full time or up to 24 months part-time
Nominal Study Hours800 hours
Qualification LevelDiploma
Cost$8000.00 (These fees are subject to change without notice. Please contact ANIBT marketing staff for the latest fees.)
Nationally RecognisedYes

Course Overview

Professionals across a broad range of corporate and government sectors are increasingly required to manage multiple priorities and be disciplined in their approach to project-based activities within their organisations.

This nationally recognised qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Typically, at this level, they may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The Diploma of Project Management offered by ANIBT has been designed to equip students with best practice project management skills and knowledge to ensure that projects deliver the outcomes an organisation requires.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who process a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

Whether you are a practising project team member, an aspiring or recently appointed Project Manager or a business / technical professional working in a project environment and requiring more in-depth knowledge of project management, this will be an excellent qualification for you.

Course Details


The Diploma in Project Management qualification offered by ANIBT is made up of 12 units of competency. These consist of 8 core units and 4 elective units as outlined below:

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBPMG530Manage project scope
BSBPMG531Manage project time
BSBPMG532Manage project quality
BSBPMG533Manage project cost
BSBPMG534Manage project human resources
BSBPMG535Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG536Manage project risk
BSBPMG540Manage project integration
BSBPMG537Manage project procurement
BSBPMG538Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG539Manage project governance
BSBWHS521Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Core Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

Elective Units

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration and observation
  • Review questions and answers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual projects / portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Presentations

Entry Requirements

It is highly recommended that students are currently in a workplace or have access to a workplace for this course.

For Certificate IV level courses, the recommended minimum level of education is Higher School Certificate or equivalent or relevant qualification (at Certificate III or above) or relevant vocational experience.

In addition, students may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating the potential to undertake vocational education and training at Certificate IV level including:

  • after achieving the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or other relevant qualification/s;
  • providing evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the BSB41507 Certificate IV in Project Management or other relevant qualification/s;
  • extensive vocational experience in project-based work without a formal project management qualification.

For International Students

Please check with the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) regarding international students enrolling into any online only based qualifications.

The Australian government publishes rules for English language proficiency for international students applying for entry to vocational training. You should establish your country’s assessment level by reading the DHA rules at www.homeaffairs.gov.au. Be aware that the rules are subject to change from time to time.

Generally, to demonstrate English language proficiency for doing a Certificate or Diploma course, an international student needs one of the following test scores:

English Language proficiency levelIELTSPTE AcademicTOEFL iBTCambridge (CAE)

Overseas students who do not provide a satisfactory score from an English test recognised by DHA will be interviewed to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

ANIBT also accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider. Admission may be approved if the language of instruction in the student’s home country is English or if English has been the language spoken in the student’s home.

All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at ANIBT as part of the registration process.

If necessary, the student will need to complete an English language course at ANIBT before being admitted to a vocational training Certificate or Diploma course.

Note: ANIBT may establish student’s English language proficiency appropriateness’ level if:

  • The student has completed 1-year study which is taught in English
  • The student has successfully completed ELICOS course and the level is equivalent to IELTS 6.0
  • The student passes ANCE English assessment test, under supervision by ANIBT or ANIBT representative
    agents (does not apply to offshore direct-application).

Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification
BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management issued by the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ANIBT).

The Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider number: 21368) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Course Availability

ANIBT’s programs allow participants to undertake their studies in a variety of flexible ways including:

  • Classroom*
  • Computer generated supervised learning*
  • Workshop
  • Correspondence

ANIBT has regular intakes for its classroom-based courses as follows:

            *delivery modes available for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

January Term 1 intake
April Term 2 intake
July Term 3 intake
October Term 4 intake

Please contact ANIBT to discuss your specific study and qualification requirements and how we can tailor a program to suit your specific requirements.

Future Pathways

After successful completion of your Diploma, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include the Advanced Diploma of Project Management or a range of many other Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Please see here for more information on available Pathways through the college. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the competencies the Unit of competency is assessing.
Please contact ANIBT directly on +61 3 9620 2922 to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous studies.
ANIBT recognises AQTF registered organisations for credit transfers.
Please contact ANIBT directly on +61 3 9620 2922 to discuss your previous studies and we will be able to guide you through the credit transfer process.

Special Requirements

It is expected that all students will have access to their own personal computer and the internet. This is essential for regular research and also on-line based assessment work throughout the course.


Course Guide- Diploma of Project Management