Diploma of Project Management

Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Project Management has application across virtually every industry sector. Add a project management qualification to your suite of skills and open up your career opportunities.

Plan and implement

Project managers who are able to effectively plan, implement and evaluate projects on time and on budget, are highly sought. You’ll learn from experienced instructors to gain current skills and knowledge in project management practices to apply in your workplace.

An integrated approach to content delivery and assessment

You’ll learn the essential components of successful project management in a sequence:

  • project identification
  • project planning
  • project implementation
  • monitoring
  • project evaluation and review

Areas of study include:

  • scope management
  • cost management
  • time management
  • human resources management
  • quality management
  • risk management
  • leadership
  • managing teams

Employment outcomes

You may gain employment as:

  • project leader
  • project management facilitator
  • project administrator
  • program administrator


For additional information on the Diploma of Project Management, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400 or by email.

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03 9269 8400


Full-time: 6 months

Part-time: 12 months

Class Schedule: *

Tue - PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery



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Entrance Requirements

There are no mandatory requirements for entry to this qualification. We expect you to possess the underpinning skills and educational level to enable achievement of the objectives.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including case studies, demonstrations, and project work


You will be required to purchase text books. A book list and other required materials will be provided by the teaching department at enrolment or class induction

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Bachelor of Business

Career Pathways

This qualification will is the start of your project management career and will open career pathways across many sectors

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBHRM515 Manage Project HR 40
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence 60
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships 50
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan 70
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope 40
BSBPMG512 Manage project time 40
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality 40
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost 40
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication 40
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration 60
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.