BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management


This qualification provides participants with high-level project management knowledge and skills that can be applied across multiple industry sectors in a wide variety of contexts and is a must for all Project Managers, Site Managers and/or Site Supervisors. This qualification will provide anyone responsible for organising, managing, monitoring and reviewing workflows with significant increases in productivity and overall effectiveness by adopting the Project Management methodologies learnt within this qualification.

Major growth opportunities exist in roles such as Senior Project Manager, Project Administrator and/or Project Team Leader; delivering project scopes to teams, organisational management and development, project costing and budgeting, human resources, finance and stakeholder engagement.

Upon completion of this qualification, students will feel confident undertaking complex projects in an organisation, business or as a consultant.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years or older and will be required to demonstrate the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills.

Whilst there is no formal pre-requisite required to enroll into this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience working in a project team or managing projects in the workplace. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.

Entrants to this program will undergo a Pre-qualification Interview to determine suitability and assess current knowledge and experience, to ensure that this is the right qualification relative to your career progression.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment is offered to students that can demonstrate a minimum of two (2) years industry experience. The RPL Assessment process is undertaken by a qualified industry experienced Trainer & Assessor who will measure your prior knowledge and experience against the performance criteria of the qualification. As a result, you may not need to complete the entire qualification if you already possess some of the criteria taught within this qualification. If you apply for RPL and your application is successful you could:

  • Reduce or eliminate the need to undertake training in skills and knowledge you already have
  • Save time by reducing the number of classes that you will need to attend
  • Complete your qualification in a shorter time
  • Advance to a higher-level qualification in a shorter time, if desired.

Some students may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfers by providing evidence of previously completed studies where there is equivalence to the units of competency within the qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be required as proof of the qualification / unit of competency. For more information please refer to the Fresh Start Education Student Handbook.

Course Structure

Fresh Start Education deliver relevant industry training and assessment services that providing you with the skills, knowledge and experience to achieve this Nationally Approved and Accredited Business qualification.

Our course content has been purposefully developed to be future-focused, complete with current industry topics that are practical and relevant to your career!

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 12 units of competency; comprised of 8 core units and 4 elective units.

To make sure this is the right qualification for you, please review the units of competency listed below to ensure that your scope of works meets the requirements of the qualification.

Core Units

Manage project scope

Manage project time

Manage project quality

Manage project cost

Manage project human resources

Manage project information and communication

Manage project risk

Manage project integration


Delivery Method

Upon finalisation of the RPL Assessment, students’ will be provided with a Training Plan outlining the units of competency to be trained and assessed. Training delivery is varied to suit the individual learner’s needs. Training may vary from online delivery, classroom based and/or one on one at your workplace. Training will be scheduled in collaboration with you prior to commencement.

Technical Requirements

Students may need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets
  • A PDF Reader installed

DURATION: Maximum 24 Months