BSB550820 - Diploma of Project Management

BSB550820 - Diploma of Project Management
14-16 July, 30 August to 1 September and 13-15 October 2021 (9 days total)

9:00am to 5:00pm

Delivered online via Zoom interactive workshop

Professional & Associate Members $6,650.00 (incl GST)
Affiliate Members $6,890.00 (incl GST)
Non Members $7,000.00 (incl GST)

This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email for a quote.

Course Overview


1. The IPAA/UTS Diploma is the ONLY course entirely customised for the Public-sector.

2. This Diploma has been designed from scratch to reflect particular challenges and risks involved in developing and managing projects in the public sector context.

3. The Diploma has been Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the international professional body for logistics and transport.

4. Public sector specific inclusions are: building a business case and budgeting in public sector and probity and ethics in public sector project management.

This qualification BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management allows for the attainment of competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a project manager in the public sector. It is suitable for individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled duties in a project management environment.

This nine-day (three x three days) program
is explicitly aligned to the needs of Public Sector Project Management, features guest speakers drawn from NSW Government senior executives with senior project experience.

The structure of the program is as below:




Alignment to UOC

Day 1

Initiating the Project

BSBPMG539 Manage project governance and BSBPMG540 Manage project integration

Day 2 & 3

Project Practitioner

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope,

BSBPMG531 Manage project time,

BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement,

BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication

Day 4

Procurement and Contract Management for Projects

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement

Day 5

Risk and Quality Management for Projects

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk and

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality

Day 6

Financial Management for Projects

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost

Day 7

Leading Effective Project Teams

BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources

Day 8

Agile Mindset in Projects

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

Day 9

Agile Methodologies


Assessment encompasses group work conducted in class including presentations on researched topics and work-based tasks completed outside of the face to face sessions.

Learning Outcomes

Establish a governance framework for a complex project
Establish an appropriate project management approach
Develop a complex project management plan
Manage a complex project
Close and evaluate a complex project
Manage and lead a project team
Design and implement effective stakeholder engagement strategies
Develop and manage project schedules and budgets
Manage project risk and quality
Negotiate successful project outcomes
Develop effective strategies to remedy variances from project plans
Establish a continuous improvement culture for projects

FAQ – Diploma of Project Management

  1. How long do I have to complete my assignments?

    Participants are given 8 weeks from the last course date for each workshop.


  2. How much time outside of the training will I need to allow for completion of assignments (hours per week)?

    Depending upon level of earlier studies or qualifications, Diploma and Advanced Diploma’s each require a further 20-30 hours private study. 

    Note: experienced professionals may require less self-study and assessment hours.


  3. Is all assignment work expected to be completed in the workplace?

         Assignments are not required to be completed in the workplace but we recommend that workplace examples are used wherever possible.


ZOOM Virtual Classroom

Our virtual classroom consists of a facilitator teaching the class to students who are dialled in remotely to the class session. Presentation slides and other digital files can be presented during the training session using the Zoom platform and the student may either focus on these resources or the facilitator. 

To enable connection, you will require the following set-up:

- Sufficient internet connection – Zoom is successful on a 4G network. Any network better than 4G will enhance the student’s experience;
- A PC with a web-camera, microphone and the capacity to run the Zoom application to allow the facilitator to better interact with students in the same manner as a traditional classroom; and
- Sufficient sized monitor or screen to support the number of students in the room.

This training is delivered through a mixture of presentation, group work, case studies and individual research in a partnering arrangement with accessUTS (RTO ID No 90811).






Learning Approach

This course maximises the opportunities for self-directed learning and action research to develop participants knowledge, skills and attributes while achieving the learning outcomes of the course.
The course encompasses a mixture of nine days of face-to-face training (online facilitated workshop), work-based activities, assessments and a requirement to demonstrate previous experience and knowledge through the Recognition process to obtain a full diploma qualification.


Assessment is completed via in class activities and individually completed assessment questions and workplace related tasks. The workplace related tasks include activities related to a project within the context of your workplace.

Units in the Program

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope 
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality 
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
BSPPMG534 Manage project human resources 
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG536 Manage Project risk 
BSBPMG537 Manage Project Procurement
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement 
BSBPMG539 Manage project governance 
BSBPMG540 Manage Project Integration 
BSBSTR502 Facilitate Continuous Improvement

Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email
14/07/2021 9:00 AM - 15/10/2021 5:00 PM
Terms and Conditions

Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. Please contact an IPAA NSW staff member if an exception is required.

Payments - Online Events

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Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the event – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the event – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the event are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the start date – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the start date – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the start date – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the start date are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend and event or course, 100% of the fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full.
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty if nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days prior to the course start date. Transferring from a member to a non-member will result in a fee increase in line with the non-member course fee.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
We may in our discretion waive cancellation charges in exceptional circumstances, but we will not waive cancellation charges on account of work commitments.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration fee will be refunded.

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