Diploma Of Project Management

Qualification Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader. Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

Total Course Fee $AU 14,000


Entry Requirements

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 4+ conducted by Sapience College.

Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make reports and graphs.

Pre-training Review

All students will undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, basic computing skills and interview conducted by Sapience College.

Interview also aims to identify possible RPL opportunities.

Through pre-training review student will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course

English language requirements

To enroll into this course with Sapience College, international students, applying either off-shore or on-shore, must satisfy one of the following requirements:

I. Either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;

or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with and ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.

or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.

Results more than two years are not acceptable.


II. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.


III. Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


IV. For students from Assessment Levels 1 and 2 only, successful completion of Sapience College’s Language and Numeracy Test conducted on Sapience College’s campus (for onshore international students ONLY.)

Academic requirements

Prospective Sapience College international students are required to demonstrate their capacity to complete the course successfully.

International students applying for Diploma level either off-shore or on-shore will need satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher


Basic computing skills

Student are required to have basic computer skills including operating MS-office and doing research on internet since course will require student to make reports using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation.

Materials and Equipment Required

Sapience College will provide access to required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners must have and need to bring a laptop with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All learners should have access to MS Office application such as Microsoft Word, an email platform such as Microsoft Outlook or Gmail.

Target Market/ Clients

Qualification Rules

The qualification is aimed for international students who are willing to develop their skills and knowledge and skills in Diploma of Project Management in a face-to-face study environment. Students will have completed an equivalent of Australian Year 12 or higher in their home country and are proficient in English language. They may not have previous qualification or experience in Business industry. Such student will take longer time to complete the course as compared to student with prior relevant qualification or experience and will require more class room lectures and training. Where appropriate RPL or Credit Transfer will be suggested to students. Student wanting to study this course will need to meet the Entry Requirement (see below). Student will have assessed for learning needs, their prior knowledge, skills through pre training review prior to the enrolment. This will determine suitability into the course and identify any learning needs.

Total number of units = 12 which consist of

8 Core units plus

4 Elective units, of which

2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed in this training package.

for the remaining 2 elective units:

up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed in this training package. if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Diploma or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Chosen elective units must not include BSBPMG430 Undertake project work.

Pre-Requisite Units

No units of this course have pre-requisites requirements.

Adjusting Volume of Learning

Delivery Mode

Volume of learning may be adjusted depending upon the student cohort. For example, students with significant industry experience may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration whilst students with little experience and/or studying with a disadvantage (see section below Reasonable Adjustment) may require longer study durations.

The course is delivered face-to-face in classrooms with access to computers, printers, software and access to all the equipment and resources identified in each unit of competency.

Self-Study Learning

Students also complete independent self-paced learning each week, comprising research, additional readings, assignment, projects and preparing for assessments (10 hours per week for 40 weeks, amounting to 400 hours).

All units are delivered as a stand-alone unit.


Students Support and Services

Student Support Staff and Counsellors

Sapience College employ student support officers to help students with special needs and/or refer them to qualified counsellors.

Sapience College will have dedicated student counsellors and Language Literacy and Numeracy Student Support Officers (e.g trainers) whose role is to review all data regarding student special needs collected during the pre-enrolment/enrolment stage. Data identifying students’ special needs is collected via a range of avenues including enrolment forms and pre-enrolment interviews. The student support officers assess the data and determine the type of support that the student may need in order to successfully complete the course. The student support officer is responsible for case-managing the student to ensure that the student is receiving appropriate support.

The following support is available to learners:

Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Support

Based on the results of the applicant’s enrolment, and if deemed applicable, a meeting can be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that Sapience College may be able to provide to a learner, with a view to creating an action plan that best addresses a student’s LLN needs.

Additional Training and Tutorials

Every effort, within reason, will be made by Sapience College personnel to ensure a successful outcome for students. Additional training and / or tutorial may be negotiated.

Digital Literacy Support

Sapience College will be able to help students experiencing difficulties in using computers. If help needed by students, their trainers can help in this regard.

Accommodation and health services:

A dedicated student support officer will provide support to international students on accommodation assistance or medical assistance. Sapience College has compiled a list of medical faculties and accommodation assistance services to provide information to students. The list is also included in International Student Handbook.

In order to facilitate quality support services to its students Sapience College will maintain a Support staff to student ratio of 1 Support staff: 45 students.

Sapience College’s student support policy ensures that all students are provided with academic and necessary personal support while studying in Australia. Enrolled students are made aware of this policy during orientation and induction.

Please refer to Sapience College’s student support and critical incident policy for further details.