Project Management Diploma BSB51415

INITIATE, PLAN AND EXECUTE YOUR PROJECT ON TIME AND WITHIN SCOPE

The Diploma of Project Management will ensure that you can deliver your projects efficiently and on schedule by teaching you contemporary project management skills. Use your existing experience as a project team member and take the next step with the Diploma of Project Management that covers all critical areas of project management to an advanced level.

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Online Diploma in Project Management
Study this online tafe level Diploma in project management

Initiate, plan, and execute your project on time and within scope.  The strength of our Diploma program rests in our ability to translate the conceptual knowledge of proven project management principles into an active learning program. The Diploma of Project Management is supported by a team of staff who have proven project management skills, and decades of practical hands-on experience.

Subject Choices
offered under the Diploma of Project Management

1 - 3 electives are required (depending on subjects chosen)

  • Advanced Project Management

    Project management methodologies are adressed in this Diploma level subject. Practical steps are taught to help you learn to define the project's scope, apply project time management and planning techniques. Also covered are essential skills in reviewing schedule performance and scope progress including analysing and reporting project perfomance variances.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

    • BSBPMG512 Manage project time

    • BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

  • Advanced Project Resourcing

    A key skill as an effective project manager is to determine and source the right personnel and resources for the project. Budget and cost control techniques are therefore a key learning topic in this subject to ensure the project is adequately resourced within budget.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

    • BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

  • Advanced Project Quality Assurance

    Risk management is a vital part of any project managers role. Learn how to identify, assess and mitigate risks to the projects success, while still ensuring the quality of the outcomes.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

    • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk

  • Advanced Project Integration

    Learn the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

  • Effective Team Management (E)

    Managing a team is a challenging responsibility. This subject focusses on the best strategies for building and inspiring trust within a team. It provides an insight into assessing the communication climate, applying different communication styles and overcoming communication barriers. Knowledge in ways to improve performance, build strong relationships and manage conflict within your work team is shared.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

    • BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

    • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

  • Quality Planning Strategies (E)

    This diploma level task goes beyond theory and asks learners to apply the principles of operational planning and continuous improvement in a realistic workplace scenario. Learners will carefully analyse business results to build an improved operational plan that takes into account the key elements consultation and communication, goal setting, monitoring, training, recruitment, resource procurement and embedding continuous improvement opportunities.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

    • BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

    • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

  • Prioritising Strategies (E)

    This subject provides time management strategies and planning techniques suited for setting personal and team goals and targets. The importance of goals being linked to key performance indicators of the business is examined.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

  • Manage People Performance (E)

    This hands on subject looks at the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report to you directly. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management. This subject covers strategies for assigning and allocating work, establishing clear role responsibilities, and using performance counselling methods and development plans for improving performance.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

  • Safety Management Systems (E)

    This subject addresses the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

  • Workplace Learning Environment (E)

    Coaching and mentoring are important ways to support workplace learning. This subject has tips on coaching and mentoring skills as well as ways to provide constructive feedback. A key topic is how to evaluate coaching, professional development activities and workplace training efforts.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

Course Fees

Quality Education at a Fair Price

$

2,530

* - $

6,600



Course Duration

18 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Diploma online TAFE level course in Project Management.

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Diploma of Project Management

  • Reading and Writing Skills
    The course is an online correspondence course so you need to have strong English reading and writing skills, or higher. As a guide - you should have completed a formal course after having completed Year 12 schooling, or have proven workplace written communication skills.
  • Spoken English Skills
    The course has practical components where students will be required to demonstrate persuasive verbal communication and rapport building skills. Above average to strong spoken English skills are necessary to complete these components successfully.
  • Numeracy Skills
    Numeracy skills are required at an average level eg completion of Year 10 maths and the ability to use a calculator.
  • Computer and Internet
    • Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop
    • Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Subject specific Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Other
    • Ability to study and conduct assessments in a safe environment

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The Importance of Quality Planning within Project Plans

Quality Planning Requirements in Project Plans

As with most project management activities, the strength of your planning will dictate the strength of your outcomes. The more trusted, informed and reliable information you can add to your planning process, the better.

To be effective, a quality project plan requires several basic inputs to ensure the proper information is gathered prior to moving forward to the next project stage. These include these key documents or resources:

Project Management Plan

A project management plan is needed to show how the project is to be executed, monitored controlled, and closed.

Project Statement of Work (SOW)

Statements of Work document the product requirements and characteristics of the product or service that the project will be undertaken to create. This is normally extracted from the Scope Documents.

This document will normally contain the project acceptance criteria (which includes performance and acceptance standards). This is a critical source of information when determining what the quality standards of your project need to be.

Organisational Process Assets

Organisational standard processes, such as standards, policies, standard product and project life cycles, and quality policies and operating procedures (e.g., process audits, improvement targets, checklists, quality guidelines and standardized process definitions for use in the organisation) are key project background information.

It is critically important you take the time to investigate your organisational requirements, to capture the standards you will need to maintain/enforce within the specific project.

Enterprise Environmental Factors

Governmental or industry standards (e.g., regulatory agency regulations, product standards, quality standards, and workmanship standards) also need to be reviewed and used to determine the impact on expected project quality outputs.

What is Involved in Project Quality Planning 

Quality planning involves identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them. You will not always have the subject matter expertise to make this determination yourself as the Project Manager, and you will need to seek the advice and experience of experts, team members, relevant stake holders and the Project Sponsor as needed.

Remember, any required changes in the product or project goal to meet identified quality standards may (and likely will) require cost or schedule adjustments, or the desired product quality may require a detailed risk analysis of an identified problem.

In determining the level of quality required, you will likely need to consider:

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Quality planning must consider cost-benefits trade-offs. The primary benefit of meeting quality requirements is less rework, which means higher productivity, lower costs, and increased stakeholder satisfaction. This decision can be influenced by providing examples of the costs and ramifications of poor quality and the need to rework aspects of the project.

Cost of Quality (COQ)

Quality costs are the total costs incurred by investment in preventing non-conformance to requirements, appraising the product or service for conformance to requirements, and failing to meet requirements (rework). These are known as the Cost of Conformance and the Cost of Non-conformance.

The cost of preventing mistakes is usually less than the cost of correcting them.

Capturing Quality Standards

It is important to note that Quality is a subjective measure, often meaning different things to different people. In quality planning, the level of quality required of each of the project deliverables needs to be determined and agreed with key stakeholders before the project commences. 

Once you know what the standard is and how it will be measured you can create a quality framework to monitor and control the project’s output.

Using the Work Breakdown Structure as a starting point, you should identify with your key stakeholders, where and how it is most appropriate to verify that quality objectives have been met in order to ensure the success of the project.

The quality of the outcomes of the project is linked to the processes introduced to ensure quality. Specific quality factors for your project deliverables may include:

    • Acceptable Tolerances and Variations to Specifications
    • Explicit and implicit performance expectations
    • Product and Service Expectations
    • Australian and International Standards
    • Industry and organisational policies and practices
    • Legislation and regulation requirements

Once you have successfully evaluated and considered these areas, you will be ready to create the Quality Management Plan. This plan describes how the project management team will implement the performing organisation’s quality policy. It provides input to the overall project management plan and must address Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), and continuous process improvement for the project.

Learn More in our Online Project Management Diploma

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is an in-depth project management course. Let us take you through the industry jargon and show you the step by step processes to run a project successfully.

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