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BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

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  • Online learning and Distance-based learning options
  • RPL available
  • Flexible payment options

Course Overview

This course is designed for individuals seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in project management. It engenders a holistic approach to the role of the project management discipline within industry, business and society, and promotes the ability to identify factors that impact most on project success. The development of knowledge and understanding is derived from key study areas such as decision making, risk and value management and project and people management. By undertaking our course you will learn about the latest updates, have access to quality resources and develop practical skills that are applicable to the modern workplace.

First Choice Training is a registered training organisation which delivers training courses to clients across Australia. Our success stems from our team of dedicated trainers and assessors who adopt a holistic approach to training. We offer extensive support through email and telephone correspondence to ensure students complete their studies on time.

Course units

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope-management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage time in projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time-management outcomes.

BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage quality in projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.

BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage human resources in and for projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team.

BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

BSBPMG517 Manage project risk

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact on achieving project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk-management outcomes.

BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance the 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 the project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects. It involves determining procurement requirements, establishing agreed procurement processes, conducting contracting and procurement activities, and managing finalization processes.

BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships during a project. It involves ensuring the timely and appropriate involvement of key individuals, organisations and groups throughout the project.

BSBPMG520 Manage project governance

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and implement project governance. It involves identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance.

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

Delivery mode

Prospective students have the option of selecting the online or distance learning option. You are required to indicate your selection on the Enrolment Form.

Online learning option – the student will receive log in details to access the online learning materials. No classroom training or attendance is required.

Distance-based learning option - the student will receive the printed version of the course via post. No classroom training or attendance is required.

Who should complete this course?

First Choice Training identifies two distinct target groups for this qualification.

Target Group 1

The first target group for this qualification is current practitioners who are seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge to obtain a formal qualification. This group of candidates will normally consist of:

  • Project manager
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project vendor manager

Target Group 2

The second target group for this qualification is people new to the construction, mining and services industries. This group of candidates will normally consist of:

  • People looking for a career change
  • People who need this qualification for employment purposes
  • People seeking a formal qualification
  • People with some management experience seeking a formal qualification
  • People taking on a management role within their organisation and seeking a formal qualification

If you do not identify yourself with one of the target groups, please call the office on 1300 800 390 and one of ourtraining consultants will discuss this further with you so that an informed decision can be made.

Duration and amount of training

Each enrolled student has up to 12 months to complete their training course however the amount of training will vary for candidates in Target Group 1 and Target Group 2. To elaborate on this, the proposed amount of training for Target Group 2 is twelve (12) months as these candidates will most likely be new to the construction, mining and services industries.

On the other hand, the proposed amount of training for Target Group 1 is 6 –10 months depending on how many units are approved through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT). Please see below the pro-rata calculations for the amount of training in Target Group 1.

Number of RPL/CT units approved Amount of training required Remaining units to be completed
2 or 1 10 months 10 or 11
4 or 3 8 months 8 or 9
5 or more 6 months 7 or less

Course requirements

After enroling in the course, each student must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool. This LLN evaluation will assist First Choice Training in identifying each learner’s needs and appropriate support to be offered by First Choice Training. Each student must also provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier) before they will gain access to their materials. If you do not have a USI, you can create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

This LLN Indicator Tool must be returned to the Training Department within 10 business days to mytraining@firstchoicetraining.com.au so that it can be assessed by a trainer. Please note that First Choice Training has up to 10 business days to finalise your LLN Indicator Tool from the date of receipt. First Choice Training offers a range of reasonable adjustment options and support services if a learning need is identified through the LLN Indicator Tool.

Assessment overview

Each unit comprises of assessment tasks such as written questions, case studies and practical assessments which must be completed in full before being submitted for marking. Assessments for qualifications are competency based, which means students are assessed against the unit of competency (unit) requirements

Assessment marking system:

  • Satisfactory (S) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register www.training.gov.au).
  • Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘not yet satisfactory’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

Students have three (3) attempts to demonstrate competency, otherwise a unit re-enrolment fee applies (please see fee schedule contained in the Student Handbook).

Resource requirements

  • Desktop computer or laptop
  • One of the following operating systems on the computer or laptop:
  • Windows 7, 8 or higher
  • MAC operating system (Apple Mac computers may need additional software to recognise the functionality settings of the learning materials)
  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. Prospective students can go to www.speedtest.net to perform a speed test of their internet connection (this web link will be available on the website)
  • Current version of a web browser, for example:
    Chrome
    Mozilla Firefox
  • An email account – this can be created through yahoo, hotmail and gmail
  • Adobe Reader and Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Office (2007 version or later) that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Recognition of Prior Learning

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessing your current knowledge, skills and experiences that may have been acquired through informal training such as work history or formal training. RPL applications will be reviewed after you have enrolled and paid for the course. After enrolment, an RPL Kit can be requested from the Student Services Department by email studentservices@firstchoicetraining.com.au .

Evidence Gathering

Documented evidence to support your RPL claims is imperative and collecting as much evidence as possible will allow First Choice Training to assess your competency in your chosen qualification and/or units of competency. You need to ensure that all areas are covered and supply supporting evidence to build a portfolio of your skills and experience. Without documented evidence, your RPL application will not be successful, so it is important to link your evidence to the outcomes of the units you have selected. Remember that collecting your evidence can take time; however we require this evidence to ensure that we can establish your competencies in the relevant areas.

Currency of your documents

When we assess your RPL application, it is important to show currency. This meaning your evidence should preferably be from the last two (2) years and in most cases should not go back more than five (5) years. Training and qualifications go back to ten (10) years (but no further than this) to demonstrate your knowledge of vocational education and training.

Authenticity and validity of your documents

It is vital that all evidence you supply is authentic and valid. This simply means it must be what you say it is and be verifiable as such. Work samples must be a product of your own work output either wholly or collaboratively. Ensure any evidence supplied that includes other people’s work product or other sources, is appropriately referenced to prevent any issues regarding plagiarism. For more information on plagiarism, refer to the Student Handbook.

Verified Documents

When providing certificates and transcripts to support your RPL claims, it is part of our compliance requirements that these are certified by a Justice of the Peace, to ensure these are reliable and accurate. This will also allow us to apply direct credits where previously completed units of competency are applicable to your RPL application and have exactly the same unit code and title. Please note that a credit transfer is recognition of your formal training completed through another registered training organisation (RTO). Credit transfers are considered as part of the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

First Choice Training also recognises Statements of Attainment and Record of Results issued by other registered training organisations (RTOs). Candidates must submit a JP certified copy of their certificate and transcripts.

Learning Resources

Online learning option

All enrolled students have access to the following learning resources;

  • Assessment information
  • Learning support material
  • All assessment tools
  • All supporting resource materials such as templates

Distance learning option

All enrolled students have access to the following learning resources;

  • Participant guide (contains the assessment tools and content about each unit of competency)
  • All supporting resource materials such as templates

If the student wishes to receive access to both online and distance materials, the printed fee is $35.00 per unit of competency (see the Fee Schedule).

Educational and Support Services

Upon receiving the completed LLN Indicator Tool from the student, we will assess the responses and determine if support services and reasonable adjustments are required.

Reasonable adjustment options are available to accommodate students who have a learning need, disability or impairment. Any reasonable adjustments that are made to the training materials and/or assessments will be recorded in the student’s training plan and file.

Please see below the support services offered by First Choice Training.

Student Need Method of support offered by First Choice Training
Language barriers
  • Explaining concepts in clear terms over the telephone
Visual impairment
  • Enlarge the font size of learning materials
Literacy issues
  • Allowing students to be orally assessed by Skype
  • Allowing students to be assessed in person at the office of First Choice Training by an assessor

Prospective students who require additional support services to those offered by First Choice Training, will need to verify that these support options are available before enrolment by calling the office on 1300 800 390.

Please note that the support services offered above form part of the reasonable adjustments options offered by First Choice Training. If a student needs access to the support services listed above, no additional fees apply.

Trainer Support

Each enrolled student will have access to trainer support. Trainers can be contacted by telephone and email during business hours. There is no additional cost to chat with a trainer. All of our trainers are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through this learning experience.

Student Services Department

First Choice Training has a dedicated Student Services Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students (e.g. how to log into the online learning system).

Changes to agreed training services

First Choice Training will notify current students by email of any changes to the agreed services including third party arrangements and change in ownership. This information will be communicated to current students within 2 business days of confirmation that the agreed services have been applied.

Fee Information

The course fee is inclusive of the following items;

  • The learning resources
  • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email
  • Up to 12 months to complete the course
  • Support services (see educational and support services)
  • Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates)

Payment Methods

Payment for the course can be made by;

  • MasterCard and Visa Card (on the website)
  • PayPal (on the website)
  • Telephone payment for credit card payments
  • Amex (3% surcharge)
  • Purchase Order
  • Bank deposit – see details below

    Account Name: Auswright Training Pty Ltd

    Bank: St. George Bank

    BSB: 114-879

    Account Number: 491900424

Once a student has submitted the Enrolment Form, payment for the course must be made immediately.

Payment options

Retail Course Fee: $1,490.00

Option 1 - Course fees paid in full at the time of enrolment.

  • $990.00 per student - upfront payment in full, which is inclusive of discount.

Option 2 - Interest Free Payment Plan

By selecting the interest free payment plan option, you must also agree to the EziDebit terms and conditions

A non-refundable establishment fee of $399.00 is payable on enrolment, followed by 20 weekly payments of $54.55. (Total financial commitment $1,490.00). Students must complete an EziDebit Direct Debit Request form for the remaining instalments to be deducted from their credit card or bank account – details of the process are outlined below.

Please note: the interest free payment plan option is not available for purchase orders.

Step 1:

The student will receive an EziDebit Direct Debit Request form from First Choice Training within two (2) business days following payment of the establishment fee. First Choice Training will complete the direct debit arrangement information on the form, including the Student’s details, to avoid any confusion.

Step 2:

The student has two (2) business days to return the completed EziDebit Direct Debit Request form to accounts@firstchoicetraining.com.au including payment method, signature and date. The EziDebit Direct Debit Request form will be returned to the student if the form is missing the payment method details, student signature and date (this may cause some delay).

Please note that the following fees will be charged to the student by EziDebit:

  • Amex credit card transaction fee - 3.8% each time
  • SMS Payment Reminder - $0.28 each time (applies if the student selects the field: ‘I authorise EziDebit to remind me of upcoming debits via SMS’)

Step 3:

The first instalment payment will be scheduled five (5) business days after the completed EziDebit Direct Debit Request form has been received by First Choice Training. The weekly instalments will be directly debited on this day for the remaining instalments.

Students will be denied access to training materials, support services and the online learning system if instalment payments are not received by First Choice Training according to the debit arrangement. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure there are sufficient funds in their nominated bank account or credit card. Failed payment fees do apply and are imposed by EziDebit. Refer to the EziDebit terms and conditions

Step 4:

Once the completed EziDebit Direct Debit Request form has been received by First Choice Training, the student will receive the LLN Indicator Tool within two (2) business days via email.

Miscellaneous

VET-FEE HELP

First Choice Training does not offer VET-FEE HELP.

Consumer rights

Once a prospective student has enrolled and paid for a course offered by First Choice Training, each individual is entitle to exercise their right as a consumer in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Websites are provided below:

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