Qualification details

BSB51407 - Diploma of Project Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by BSB51413 - Diploma of Project ManagementQualification structure revised to reflect broader application within a range of project management roles and contexts. Total units increased from 8 to 12 and core units remain at 8 units. 17/Mar/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Business Administration,Public Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Project Manager,Project Management Facilitator,Operations Manager,Scheduler 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.



This qualification reflects the role of individuals 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.

Job Roles 

  • Project Leader
  • Project Management Facilitator
  • Project or Program Administrator.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB41507 Certificate IV in Project Management or other relevant qualification/s


  • with extensive vocational experience in project roles where they may have had some limited responsibility for the output of others, and without a formal project management qualification.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator.

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • BSB60707 Advanced Diploma of Project Management.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , Legislative , Regulatory or Certification Considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Qualification Code and Title 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • consulting with stakeholders and others on developing a range of project management related plans
  • negotiating contracts and solutions to new and emerging issues
  • utilising excellent interpersonal skills and producing a wide range of reports and charts to document project progress, milestones and outcomes


  • defining performance measures and managing the work of others through positive leadership
  • delegating roles and responsibilities to team for the implementation of project plans


  • analysing data and evaluating the effectiveness of systems
  • calculating resource requirements and acquiring them
  • designing control mechanisms and evaluating procedures
  • implementing continuous improvement processes as required
  • performing cost benefit analyses, budgeting, assessing and managing risk
  • solving complex and non-routine difficulties
  • tracking and monitoring projects
  • using a variety of problem-solving and decision-making strategies

Initiative and enterprise

  • responding to new and changing circumstances to ensure project outcomes remain achievable
  • reviewing processes to inform future activity

Planning and organising

  • developing a quality assurance process and applying appropriate techniques and tools
  • planning and managing projects in respect to time, cost, quality and resource management
  • undertaking contingency planning and integrating all project processes


  • managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies
  • taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational polices and procedures are followed
  • using discretion and judgement required within complex environments
  • using judgement in planning and selecting resources for oneself and others


  • providing learning and development opportunities for the project team
  • counselling staff as required on skill development requirements


  • using electronic communication devices and processes such as internet, intranet, email, to produce written correspondence and reports
  • using project management specific software including time analysis and risk analysis tools
  • using technology to assist the management of information and to assist the planning process

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 9 

9 core units 

Core units 

Project Management 

BSBPMG501A Manage application of project integrative processes

BSBPMG502A Manage project scope

BSBPMG503A Manage project time

BSBPMG504A Manage project costs

BSBPMG505A Manage project quality

BSBPMG506A Manage project human resources

BSBPMG507A Manage project communications

BSBPMG508A Manage project risk

BSBPMG509A Manage project procurement