C5405 - Diploma of Project Management

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Plan: C5405 - Diploma of Project Management
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in 12 Units of Competency (8 core units and 4 elective units) as is outlined in the program structure.

You will be required to study for approximately 7 hours per day and this includes face-to-face classes, online activities as well as self-directed activities such as preparation for classes, research, online collaboration and assessment completion.

Delivery and Learning

The main form of delivery will be in the classroom with some supervised self- directed learning.  Learning will ensure that units are contextualised to industry applications wherever possible, and that demonstrations and practical sessions and/or workplace sessions be incorporated wherever appropriate in the delivery strategy.  You will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching.  Classes are interactive and give you many opportunities to discuss ideas and practice new skills.

In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as foundation skills.

You are also expected to undertake self directed learning in addition to those activities provided in class.  The self directed learning will often be based upon research, and reading of relevant knowledge elements of the course.  Where you have the opportunity to do so, you are encouraged to apply skill elements in your actual workplace.



Assessment tasks are designed to simulate the workplace and require you to demonstrate the practical application of your knowledge.  If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may apply for Credit Transfer/RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program.  Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

All assessment tools ensure that there are processes in place to authenticate the evidence provided.  These processes include questioning and third party endorsement for RPL applicants, questioning/interviews/self-reflections for group assignments and questioning and the use of Turnitin for e-submissions.  Many units have a component of group work which requires you to work collaboratively in simulated work situations.  Assessment tasks will provide simulated scenarios and tasks which are equivalent to future job roles relevant to the program.

Methods of assessment of individual or clustered competencies will be dependent on individual requirements as stated in the training package. These will generally include:

  • observations of presentations
  • use of case studies and scenarios, including fact situations
  • work simulated projects
  • various forms of tests
  • group work
  • practical demonstrations of skills

You will be provided with an assessment guide at the start of the semester that includes instructions for each unit/cluster in the program.


Learner Support

In order to identify any learning support that individual learners may need to successfully complete the program, a customised online Language, Literacy (including digital) and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted for all students prior to commencement of training. The test has been mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework and is designed to highlight specific areas of assistance that may be required. Individualised learning support plans are then provided to students outlining the kind of support services that are available and how to access these. In addition, where cohorts of students are identified as having core skill gaps, teachers incorporate additional Language, Literacy and/or Numeracy learning activities into the delivery of the program.

If you require assistance with study skills you can access the RMIT Study Support:  https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/study-support
RMIT Study Support offers practical advice on assignment writing and discipline-specific language and learning skills.  It can also assist with specific skills you may need to succeed in this program, including any language, literacy or numeracy problems.

If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition you can access support from the Equitable Learning Services (ELS).  In consultation with you, the ELS determines Reasonable Adjustments (RAs) and Equitable Assessment Arrangements (EAAs). This support provides equal opportunity in their studies in accordance with the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The ELS also provides staff and students with information and assistance in relation to disability related matters.

If you require assistance you can access the Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners can gain support and encouragement from the Ngarara Willim Centre.

Ngarara Willim means ‘gathering place’ in the language of the Wurundjeri, the traditional custodians of the land where RMIT stands.  Staff can assist learners to engage and re-engage with education. They offer ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

If you require assistance with your study and other matter you can access Ngarara Willim Centre:


You must carry your student card at all times on campus. Campus Security may request to see your student card at any time. If you don't have one, find out how to get a new or replacement student card via the link below.


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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.  You will be required to learn and apply the technical, business and interpersonal skills needed by today's workforce.  

Facilities at RMIT are in line with leading industry practice and you will have access to a simulated business space where you will learn to work as a team on industry issues.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of the following:

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C5405 Core Courses:

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Manage project scope (BSBPMG530) 40 BUSM6653C City Campus
Manage project time (BSBPMG531) 40 BUSM6654C City Campus
Manage project quality (BSBPMG532) 40 BUSM6655C City Campus
Manage project cost (BSBPMG533) 40 BUSM6656C City Campus
Manage project human resources (BSBPMG534) 40 BUSM6657C City Campus
Manage project information and communication (BSBPMG535) 40 BUSM6658C City Campus
Manage project risk (BSBPMG536) 40 BUSM6659C City Campus
Manage project integration (BSBPMG540) 60 BUSM6660C City Campus

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C5405 Elective Courses:

Complete all the Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Develop and use emotional intelligence (BSBPEF502) 60 EMPL5993C City Campus
Manage project stakeholder engagement (BSBPMG538) 40 BUSM6661C City Campus
Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS511) 50 BUSM6518C City Campus
Manage team effectiveness (BSBTWK502) 60 BUSM6526C City Campus

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