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AGS Consulting & Training, BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management (public), an
Australian Institute of Project Management endorsed course via an Agreement with a Registered Training Organisation, improves leadership and project management capability of project managers and experienced team members. 


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: $3,250.  $3,150 each for 2 or 3 delegates.  See make a payment
Two-day start-up workshop + online (as needed) + evidence
Date options: 8 - 9 May 2024, 1 - 2 August 2024
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The course covers the ten functions of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK 6):

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management
 Alan facilitating

The course also covers PMBoK 7the Ed. Standard, Principles and Domains.

PrinciplesPerformance domains

The course addresses project management principles, techniques and tools, methodologies, hard (science) and soft (art) aspects, using a step-by-step methodology to lead teams and deliver successful projects. Courseware includes definitions, checklists, examples, templates, videos and webinars. Participants apply project management tools and techniques to current or planned projects.

The BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management course is based upon / consistent with:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th & 7th Edition
  • AIPM Professional Competency Standards for Project Management – Certified Practising Project Manager 
  • ISO 21500 Project Management
  • ICB IPMA Competence Baseline 

Description - Diploma of Project Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others. (Innovation and Business Skills Australia, © Commonwealth of Australia) 

Entry and target

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Some project management, project or management experience is recommended.
If you have no project management, project or management experience we recommend the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


On completing the Diploma you should be able to perform roles such as:

  • Project manager (generic)
  • Project manager (industry specific)
  • Project coordinator
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project vendor manager

Assessment and Award Options

The course includes progressive assessment – upon satisfying criteria candidates are awarded BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management.

On completion of the  course delegates are eligible to apply for AIPM’s RegPM Certification at Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) level when applying for Associate Membership. Eligible candidates may also complete AIPM RegPM Certification at Certified Practicing Project Manager (CPPM) level.

The Assessment Process

Undertaking workshop activities which include filling out templates (eg for a project or program from start to finish). AGS provides templates, examples, checklists. Templates are filled-in during workshop activities and completed post-workshop. Delegates may work on case studies or real workplace projects, in teams or on their own. Workplace templates/ deliverables may also be used for evidence.

Completion of an Assessment Record Book (ARB), primarily answering knowledge and understanding questions (no exam!). This is typically completed post workshop. It takes anything from five to 75 hours to complete post-workshop activities (ie templates and ARB as outlined above) depending upon several factors including experience, work pace, tasks completed in the workshop, use of workplace evidence etc. 

Diploma of Project Management Course Outcomes

On finishing this course participants should be able to manage the definition, planning, implementation, control and successful completion of projects. 

Course objectives

Produce a project strategy which satisfies key stakeholder requirements

  • Develop a realistic project management plan
  • Implement a project in accordance with agreed performance requirements
  • Complete a project in accordance with agreed stakeholder success criteria

Diploma of Project Management Course Structure

1. Project Management Fundamentals
2. Initiation phase (starting a project)
3. Development Phase (planning the project)
4. Implementation Phase (achieving the plan)
5. Finalisation Phase (completing the project)
See Course content for module details.

Contact us for documents which map our course content to PMBoK and BSB50820 Diploma of Project

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

Delegates receive

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

Diploma Qualification

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.

BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management Qualification (12 Units)

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG539 Manage project governance
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

Diploma of Project Management course content

Module 1  Project Management Fundamentals

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The ten functions of project management
  • Time, cost, quality relationship
  • Project control cycle
  • Pareto principle
  • Project life-cycle
  • Project processes
  • Key project management terms
  • Organisational context
  • Project environment
  • Governance
  • Methodologies (including Agile, Prince2, corporate)
  • The client
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project success
  • Project management skills including:
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Decision-making

Module 2  Initiation Phase

  • Define purpose    
  • Identify stakeholders    
  • Analyse needs    
  • Determine requirements    
  • Establish objectives    
  • Generate options    
  • Evaluate options    

Module 3  Development Phase

  • Plan scope
  • Define scope
  • Define activities
  • Sequence activities
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Develop schedule
  • Plan resources
  • Estimate costs
  • Develop budget
  • Plan quality
  • Plan organisation
  • Acquire staff
  • Plan communications
  • Identify risks
  • Quantify risks
  • Develop risk responses
  • Plan procurement
  • Plan solicitation (of tenders)
  • Develop project plan

Module 4  Implementation Phase

  • Execute project plan
  • Verify scope
  • Assure quality
  • Develop team
  • Distribute Information
  • Solicit (request & receive proposals)
  • Select source/contractor(s)
  • Administer contract
  • Control overall change
  • Control scope change
  • Control schedule
  • Control cost
  • Control quality
  • Control risk response
  • Report performance

Module 5  Finalisation Phase

  • Close-out contract
  • Administer closure
  • Evaluate project    
  • Update knowledge

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