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Diploma of Project Management Course Outline NSW Course Number 17872 Qualification Code BSB51407
Units of Study in the Diploma 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 Communication BSBPMG508A Manage Project Risk BSBPMG509A Manage Project Procurement Qualification Code BSB51407 NSW Course Number 17872
Background for the Diploma This course reflects the requirements of the Diploma of Project Management BSB51407 under the Business Services Training Package (BSB07). The units of competency in this course map to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The Diploma of Project Management is a specialist qualification which covers the competencies required by project managers or project leaders. 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 monitor the work of a project team. Typical job roles for people completing this qualification include – –project manager –project leader –project management facilitator –project or program administrator
Entry Requirements for the Diploma There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course, however preferred pathways into this qualification are – –completion of Certificate IV in Project Management or other relevant qualifications, OR –evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the Certificate IV in Project Management or other relevant qualifications, OR –extensive vocational experience in project roles, with some limited responsibility for the output of others, but without a formal project management qualification Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry into this qualification based on their vocational experience include – –project co-ordinator –project management officer –project team member –project or program administrator
Student Background Most of our current students have previously completed the Certificate IV in Project Management or have equivalent work related experience Many are currently working in the field of Project Management or have roles that require the knowledge areas and competencies of project management Others have previous degrees in specialisations such as Information Technology, Engineering, Architecture etc and they are looking to improve their formal skills in project management
Units of Study in Certificate IV BSBPMG401A Apply Project Scope Management Techniques BSBPMG402A Apply Time Management Techniques BSBPMG403A Apply Costs Management Techniques BSBPMG404A Apply Quality Management Techniques BSBPMG405A Apply Human Resources Management Techniques BSBPMG406A Apply Communication Management Techniques BSBPMG407A Apply Risk Management Techniques BSBPMG408A Apply Contract and Procurement Procedures Qualification Code BSB41507 NSW Course Number 17871
Differences – Certificate IV vs Diploma The major difference between the Certificate IV and the Diploma is that students need to show competency at a higher level In the Diploma students need to demonstrate the ability to manage all 9 knowledge areas, in the Certificate they needed to show understanding of basic concepts and participation rather than management There is also an additional unit of study – Manage Project Integrative Processes
Diploma of Project Management In the Diploma of Project Management course site you will find information about the following – –Course outline, structure and delivery schedule –Assessment information –Introduction to project management –Project Management professional bodies –Project Management standards –Project Management Ethics and Code of Conduct Each Unit of Study has it’s own site so that you can work through them independently
Textbook The prescribed text for this course is - A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Newtown Square PA, Project Management Institute, 2008, 4th edition ISBN: 978-1-933890-51-7 It is compulsory for you to have a copy Both the Certificate IV and the Diploma of Project Management are aligned to the key knowledge areas in this text You can obtain a copy online from Standards Australia or the Project Management Institute. Also, many Co-op bookshops will carry a copy or can order one for you. If you become a member of the PMI you will be able to download and print a PDF of the PMBOK Guide.
Recommended References There are many great project management references available to you. The following can be downloaded from Resources in the Recommended References folder. AIPM (Sponsor), Professional Competency Standards for Project Management, Sydney, Australian Institute of Project Management, June 2008, 2 nd edition – it is also available for from the AIPM’s website www.aipm.com.auwww.aipm.com.au Managing Project Learning Guides 1 through 5, Department of Education, 2008. These manuals focus on the integrated project management activities and disciplines that are required during each phase of the project lifecycle. They are a good compliment to the PMBOK and provide an alternative perspective. You can download these from the Learning Program.
Course Facilitator The role of the your course facilitator is to provide - Guidance throughout the course via phone and email Communicate with you via the chat room, announcements and in the discussion forums Answer questions about course delivery Answer questions about course content Facilitate your learning outcomes Provide feedback on activities Track and monitor your progress Mark and provide feedback on assessment events
Contact your course facilitator for help with the following- Logging on to Sakai Questions about assessments Questions about the course delivery program Guidance on how to make progress For help with using the Sakai online learning environment, please refer to the How to Use Sakai – Student Guide available in the Learning Program. How to get help?
Assessment Activities Individual Portfolio – Body of Evidence –2 sets of evidence for each of the 9 units –Actual work-based or personal projects –Supplement with additional content if gaps exist Team Assignment –Real live project or Case Study –Produce a Project Management Plan –Show how they work in a team and organise activities Unit Quizzes and Knowledge Tests –Based on Project Management Body of Knowledge –Quizzes revise Certificate IV knowledge –Knowledge Tests demonstrate advanced understanding Forum Participation –Assessed based on the frequency and quality of your contributions
Next Steps Please proceed to Tests & Tasks and complete the Student Introduction & Assignment Selection activity. Then you can proceed to the Project Management Overview in the Learning Program. The Student Introduction & Assignment Selection activity is due at the end of Week 1 in the Course Delivery Schedule