Diploma of Project Management

Course Code BSB51415
Course Name Diploma of Project Management
Duration 12 months
Mode of Study Online & Face-to-Face

Do you work in the electrical or communications industry in a project management and leadership role?
If you are responsible for achieving project objectives, get qualified with the Diploma of
Project Management.

This program is designed for project managers with experience in co-ordinating projects, including but not
limited to:

  • Project managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team members

Applicants must have completed the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or had at least 3 years experience working as a project manager to gain benefit from the course.

Meet the Trainer – John Leijon

John started his career as an engineer, and has over 30 years of experience across manufacturing, I.T.,
and construction.

He has worked on high-end residential renovation projects as the owner and manager of Victoria’s second largest renovation builder. The business specialised in second storey additions, with the challenging initiative of allowing
owners to reside in the property throughout the process.

Today John works with organisations where project managers are upgrading their skills to stay
competitive in demanding project environments. His current projects include the Level Crossing Removal Project,
Metro Tunnel Melbourne and Metricon Homes.

Our Guest Presenters

Michael Purnell brings 17 years of experience in the electrical industry.
He currently holds director and company advisor roles, including a Director of NECA Education & Careers, a NECA National and NECA Victoria Councillor, and advisor to a number of businesses associated with the electrical industry.

Alex McKellar has been in legal practice for 14 years in the field of construction, and a partner for 9 years. He is currently a partner in the HFW Construction team. He advises principals, contractors and suppliers on project delivery risk, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution strategy in complex construction projects.

Ray Buckley has been part of the electrical industry since he started his apprenticeship with Melco Electrics in 1973, and held a number of senior management roles at Kilpatrick Green, Citywide, Nilsen Electric and KLM Group (Programmed Electrical Technologies).

Simulation Day

A highlight of the Diploma of Project Management is the Simulation Day at the Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC). Run by Master Builders Victoria, the BLSC is a revolutionary new training facility for Australia’s building and construction industry and is the first of its kind in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

Within this virtual worksite environment, you will be immersed in realistic project management scenarios alongside specialist actors and provided with feedback on your performance.

The program covers topics to ensure the development of the following skill sets:

  • Understanding of project authorisation, developing a scope management plan processes.
  • Management of the application of project scope controls.
  • Determination and implementation of the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.
  • Determination of the quality requirements, implementation of quality control and assurance processes.
  • Utilisation of review and evaluation processes to make quality improvements in current and future projects.
  • Identification, analysing and refining project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.
  • Planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team.
  • Communication, management and engagement strategies to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information to all stakeholders.
  • Identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk.
  • Development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements. 
  • Identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance.
  • Determining and monitoring procurement activities across a project’s life cycle and resolve issues that could affect achievement of project objectives.


BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

The first intake will commence May 2019.

Length & Delivery

12 months – Delivery will be face to face over 12 days and practical application in the workplace. The face to face program will consist of a blend of formal classroom presentation, guest speakers and group learning. Assessments preparation and completion will be completed outside of the classroom and will take approximately 16 hours per month (4 hours a week).

Applicants will be required to undertake an interview (Face to Face or via teleconference) with the project coordinator to determine appropriateness for the program. This interview will confirm:

  • The applicant has completed a Certificate IV in Project Management or had at least 3 years working as a project manager
  • The applicant is employed in an appropriate role
  • The applicant has a workplace mentor
  • The applicant has a project they will be able to work on to complete the assessments

This qualification is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

NECA Member: $5928pp
Non Member: $6240pp

Fees include text books

*For eligible individuals this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

Fees & Payment Guide

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NECA Education and Careers Ltd – TOID 21098