Diploma of Project Management

National Code: BSB50820
TAFE SA Code: TP01241


This course gives in-depth coverage of project management knowledge areas. It is targeted at participants who possess 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. Skills covered include scope, time, quality, cost, human resources, information and communication, risk and integration.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Project Officers and Project Managers

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that you are able to participate in project work in a workplace while you are studying this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is online. You will attend classes in the Virtual classroom, class days and times will be given to you at registration.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs

  • Textbook, Project Management in Practice by Neil Pearson, 3rd Edition $100.
  • You will need access to a computer and the internet

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
$2,146 - $2,183
$4,292 - $4,366
$1,711 - $1,741
$3,422 - $3,481
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee
$3,045 - $3,098
$6,090 - $6,195

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Project leader, project management facilitator, project or program administrator.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820)
    This course covers scope, time, quality, cost, human resources, information and communication, risk and integration. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Manage project cost 40
    Manage project human resources 40
    Manage project information and communication 40
    Manage project integration 60
    Manage project quality 40
    Manage project risk 40
    Manage project scope 40
    Manage project time 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate with influence 60
    Develop and use emotional intelligence 60
    Manage people performance 70
    Manage personal and professional development 60
    Manage team effectiveness 60
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