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AGS Consulting & Training, BSB60720 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management public course is aimed at experienced project managers, project directors, program managers and sponsors  seeking to increase ability in program management.

The course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

The course is delivered by Alan Schwartz Trainer & Assessor, Australia Institute of Business and Technology Registered Training Organisation RTO 41138. The qualification is awarded by Australia Institute of Business and Technology.

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Course fee: $3,500 (Bank Transfer) or +2.6% for credit card via PayPal.
$3,400 each for 2 or 3 delegates.  See make a payment.

Two-day start-up workshop + online (as needed) + evidence
Date options: 29 - 30 May 2024, 12 - 13 September 2024
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The course is based upon:

  • Managing Successful Programmes (UKCO)
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)
  • PfM - Portfolio Management Guide (UKCO)
  • Portfolio Management Standard (PMI)
  • BSB60720 Standards 
  • RegPM CPSPM, CPPD & CPPE Standards (AIPM)
  • IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB) Version 3.0
  • P3M3 & P3O (UKCO*)
* UKCO - UK Cabinet Office 

The course covers program management principles, techniques and tools, using a life-cycle and unit approach to deliver successful programs. Courseware includes definitions, checklists, examples, templates, videos and webinars. Participants apply program management tools and techniques to current or planned programs. 

Qualification Description 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s.

It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing or directing a suite of projects (a program) to achieve organisational objectives.
Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

(Innovation and Business Skills Australia, © Commonwealth of Australia)  

Entry and target

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed a Diploma of Project Management qualification.
Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.


This course is targeted at those who are employed as:
program manager (generic)
program manager (industry specific)
program director
program executive
project director
senior project manager
PMO manager
operations manager
program benefits manager/leader

Assessment and Award Options

The course includes progressive assessment / assessment upon completion of evidence – upon satisfying criteria candidates are awarded BSB60720 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management.

Eligible candidates may also complete AIPM RegPM Certification at Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) level.

The Assessment Process

Undertaking workshop activities to take a program from start to finish. AGS provides templates, examples, checklists. Workplace templates/ deliverables may also be used for evidence. Delegates may work on case studies or real workplace programs. 

Completion of an Assessment Record Book (ARB), primarily answering knowledge and understanding questions (no exam!). 

Course Outcomes

Establish a program to ensure future successful implementation.
Development of a business case to support program set-up.
Apply benefits management through the program lifecycle.
Integrate program governance into organisational governance 
Optimise risk management across program and project lifecycles
Apply principles of procurement and contract management as it pertains to the program context.
Manage program resources inclusive of managing a flexible workforce.
Ensure a program is monitored, controlled and reported on in an appropriate manner.
Understand the importance and level of stakeholder engagement across the lifecycle of a program.
Provide suitable leadership to a program and the projects, and sub-programs within the program.
Lead and manage organisational change to ensure program outcomes are embedded in the business.
Facilitate the development of collaborative alliances
Ensure program delivery achieves the desired outcomes.

Course Structure

Part A:

1. Project and Program Management
2. External & Internal environment
3. From strategy to projects
4. Organising for program and project management
5. Key concepts, tools & methodologies
6. Phases, processes & key deliverables
7. Program Set-up
8. Program Delivery
9. Program Closure

Part B:

BSBPMG630 Enable program execution
BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG635 Implement program governance
BSBINN636 Manage benefits
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
PSPMGT006 Develop a business case
BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program
BSBPMG631 Manage program delivery
BSBPMG637 Engage in collaborative alliances
AHCBUS615 Implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
ICTICT612 Develop contracts & manage contract performance

See course brochure for more detail.

Dates: See Public Training page
Time:    Start 9.00 am.  Finish 4.00 pm
Location: Quality venue in Sydney CBD (include Workspace365 Wynyard, Grace Hotel, Mantra on Kent, Adina)

Delegates receive

  • A course workbook & handouts (electronic)
  • Coffee/tea on arrival & during breaks (plus snacks)
  • Lunch (30 minutes): sandwiches & fruit (indicative)


AGS deliver the training and undertake assessments via Agreement with a Registered Training Organisation
The Qualification is awarded by the Registered Training Organisation. After completing workshops delegates have 12 months to submit evidence. Laptop/tablets at workshops aid evidence generation.


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