BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management

Mentor Education's nationally recognised BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management (Supersedes BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management) course is the ideal qualification for individuals seeking to gain intermediate Project Management knowledge.

This Australian Institute of Project Management endorsed course is a mid-level qualification aimed at individuals seeking to develop project management skills and knowledge. Delivered online, the BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management qualification is suitable for those aiming to work in project leadership, administration and management roles. Individuals undertaking these roles are responsible for achieving project objectives.

The qualification comprises of core project management units of competency covering disciplines including:

  • Managing project scope, quality, time and cost
  • Leading and managing team effectiveness
  • Leading and managing organisational change
  • Management of project risk and human resourcing
  • Multiple Project Management Methodologies
  • Core transferrable skills including Administration, Communication, Leadership and Planning

This course is available as a stand-alone qualification or students can undertake this course by completing the Dual BSB50120 - Diploma Of Business / BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management.

Other related School of Business, IT and Project Management courses include the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management and the BSB50120 - Diploma of Business.

Mentor Education's BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management is a nationally recognised qualification, complying with the AQF standard and ASQA standards for Registered Training Organisations and is an Australian Institute of Project Management endorsed course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management qualification.

Relevant Occupations

Project Consultant, Project leader/team leader, Project contract manager, Project manager, Project vendor manager.

Entry requirements

This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications. We recommend that students undertaking this course:

  • Are over 18 years of age at the time of commencement
  • Have successfully completed a year 12 certificate or equivalent
  • Have a strong grasp of computer/technical skills
  • Microsoft Office (or freeware equivalent) installed on their computer
  • Access to a reliable high-quality internet connection
  • Adequate literacy/numeracy skills

Who Should Enrol?

This qualification has been designed to accommodate both individuals with no formal training qualifications and those seeking an entry point for transition into further education. The program is particularly suitable for candidates currently working in project leadership and/or management roles who are seeking a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing knowledge and skills.

The BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management supersedes the following qualifications:

  • BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management
  • BSB51413 - Diploma of Project Management
  • BSB51407 - Diploma of Project Management

Course Duration

Students will be required to undertake 12 units of study including 8 core and 4 elective units. Course units are delivered sequentially and should be completed over a 12 month period.

Course Unit Outline

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

Elective units

  • Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • Lead and manage organisational change
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Manage project procurement

Download a brochure for detailed course unit information.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via online learning or online learning combined with weekly virtual classroom tutorials (live and/or pre-recorded).


Assessments will vary amongst individual units and may include:

  • Short Answer Questions
  • Long Answer Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Case Study and Scenario’s
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Research Tasks
Activities that form part of the self-directed study and learning include:
  • Set reading (textbook/workbook)
  • Instructed research
  • Self-directed research
  • Virtual tutorials and webinars
  • Forums

Online Learning Experience


Throughout their study time with Mentor Education, each student is supported by a fully resourced student support team trained in managing the needs of todays students.

Whilst completing their qualification, students are entitled to unlimited e-mail and phone support by our experienced student support team between Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, so they are never left to feel ‘lost’ or stuck during their studies.

Learning Materials

Mentor Education has developed this qualification with student needs central to its structure.

The learning materials offered in this course are designed to give students exposure to what they would actually do in the workplace and includes textbooks, learner guides, study guides, PowerPoint presentations and optional live online classroom-based tutorials.

Virtual Classroom Experience

The best thing about completing your qualification with Mentor is just how effectively and easily it makes study fit in with your current lifestyle. What’s more with the online learning management system and virtual classrooms you can interact with your cohort and study just about anywhere you can find an internet connection.

Flexibility and Delivery

In addition to the accessible and easy to understand self-directed learning materials, the course gives students additional options on how to best engage with their study commitments.

Upfront payment

Full upfront course fee payments can be made for this course, with regular special discount offers available for upfront payments.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for this course. All payment plans require an upfront payment of a percentage of the course plus regular scheduled payments. If information in relation to a payment plan is not listed with a specific course, please call 1300 306 146 during business hours and speak to an Education Adviser to find out more about payment plan options. Unless stated, payment plans are not available with Partial Scholarships or on any discounted courses.

Flexible Delivery Options: Nationwide

Mentor specialises in providing professional education and training services to you anywhere, any-time. We appreciate that learning needs differ for each individual and organisation, which is why we allow you to select the approach that works best for you.

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