Diploma of Project Management

Qualification:  BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management
Duration:  18 - 24 months

Enrol now

Diploma of Project Management

Qualification:  BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management
Duration:  18 - 24 months

Enrol now

Kick start your career in project management

This nationally recognised diploma offers you an entry point into the project management field. Whether you’re looking to start your career in project management, or you already work in the industry and are seeking to validate, verify and further develop your knowledge, this course equips you with the skills you need for daily work. You can study online and continue your current work and life.

This course is designed to develop skills and knowledge required to plan, lead and execute projects end to end. You will learn to scope risk, budget, quality and human resources as well as an introduction to influential communication skills, meeting management, interpretation of compliance requirements and the development of complex spreadsheets.

Career outcomes

  • Project manager

  • Project team leader

  • Project management coordinator.

Course code: BSB50820

Delivery mode: Online

Course duration: 18-24months

Qualification: Diploma

Nationally recognised: Yes

Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology


  • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Written reports

  • Case studies

  • Video and audio roleplays and demonstrations.

Start your career in a growth industry


Icon - Briefcase
75.8% Career improvement

Percentage of course graduates that started or expanded a business, landed on a new job, or skilled up for a promotion or pay raise.

Icon - Lightbulb
28.7% Manager roles

Percentage of course graduates working in manager roles

Icon - PiggyBank
$76,000 Salary

The middle of the range of salary earned of course graduates starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

Source: Statistics (accessed on 13 October 2022) are for course graduates of the Diploma of Project Management. See more details at .

Course modules

Once you have enrolled in this course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This course contains 13 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 8 core units and 4 elective units. This course contains an introductory module.

Intake dates

Download your free course guide

Enter your information and we’ll send you a free course guide including all the information to get you started.

All fields are required. By downloading the Course Guide, you agree to our Privacy Policy and receiving email and other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out at any time.

Frequently asked questions

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Read all FAQs

Q.   How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

Wondering how to fit online learning into your life?

Let's make a plan together