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BSB50820 – Diploma of Project Management (Traineeship)


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. The diploma in project management will set you up with everything you need to know to be a powerhouse project manager or give you the skills to better manage you and your team’s workflow regardless of your role. Gaining project management expertise will help you keep a project on track, within budget and scope while delivering the intended outcomes. 


Understanding how to deliver projects in a timely and structured way is something all employers are looking for at every stage of your career so you will be set up for success no matter what path your career takes from here!

Project performance is also improved through good communication and leadership skills.

To become a complete and well rounded project manager you need to understand how to not only plan out a project but also manage stakeholders expectations, manage the deliver from others working on the project to ensuring seamless integrations and handovers to future project owners and teams.

This 12-month full time qualification or 24 months part time qualification will ground your existing practice in the discipline of project management. develop end-to-end project documentation 

  • manage stakeholder expectations
  • deal with project issues and changes
  • review projects and implement lessons learned
  • identify, assess, and manage risks
  • manage procurement activities throughout the project lifecycle
  • implement project control mechanisms
  • efficiently report on project status.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools and strategies to deliver better project outcomes for your organisation and clients.

Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of a an eligible visa

You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 17 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an trainee in identified courses.
  • Student should meet the minimum LLN requirement of the course
  • Visit  www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility criteria or  click here.


English Language Requirements

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Salford College can support each student throughout the program.

IT Requirements

All students need to bring their own laptop/computer with windows compatibility for the course. Students will require access to the Internet during the course.

To Enquire about the Course, Please fill the form below
School/Apprenticeship Course Form
Fee Structure

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia’s Subsidised training indicative https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility. The eligibility check is an indication only and does not confirm the eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment 

If eligible for subsidised training, apprentices and trainees are required to pay a Student Contribution Fee. The Student Contribution Fees are charged at the rate of $0.25 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module.

If agreed between the employer and the apprentice/trainee, student contribution fees can be paid by the employer.

Employer would pay the gap fees for the course. (This is non-refundable should a student decide to withdraw or not complete the qualification).

Job Trainer

Job Trainers provides school leavers, young people, and job seekers access to the training they need to get a job or develop new skills in responding to growing demand and creating pathways to future careers.

Students will pay Job Trainer rates if they meet eligibility criteria.

Job Trainer Eligibility

To access low-fee training through Job Trainer, student needs to meet following eligibility requirements:

  • Not currently employed, or
  • Aged between 17 and 24 years and not enrolled in school, or
  • Hold a health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card

For full details, please visit (https://providers.skills.sa.gov.au/deliver/jobtrainer)

Funding is available for Local students ONLY under the skilling SA program:

Standard Fees                                $3183

Job Trainer Concession Fees        $1563

Full Fee Service                            $6000

Possible Career Outcomes
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Established Managers
Course Outline

There are 12 units in this qualification out of which 8 are core units and 4 are elective units as chosen by Salford College.

Unit CodeUnit NameHoursCore/Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope60Core
BSBPMG531 Manage project time60Core
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality80Core
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost60Core
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication60Core
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk80Core
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources60Core
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration80Core
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development60Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness80Elective
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement80Elective
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement60Elective

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