Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Project Management

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage a range of information and communications technology (ICT) projects to meet customer requirements. Projects may cover a wide range of specialities, including software development, hardware procurement and implementation, network analysis and deployment, and web and/or system development.

Job roles

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

e-business project manager

ICT project manager

IT business manager

IT manager

IT procurement manager

IT program manager

quality assurance manager, IT projects

senior project manager.


Total number of units = 15

6 core units plus

9 elective units

The elective units consist of:

up to 9 from the elective units listed below

up to 3 from elsewhere in ICA11 or any other Training Package or accredited course at Advanced Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units

add topic ICAICT610A Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

add topic ICAPMG601A Establish IT project governance

add topic ICAPMG602A Manage IT project initiation

add topic ICAPMG603A Manage IT project planning

add topic ICAPMG604A Manage IT project delivery

add topic ICAPMG605A Manage IT project closure

Elective units

add topic BSBINN601B Manage organisational change

add topic ICAICT505A Determine acceptable developers for projects

add topic ICAICT509A Gather data to identify business requirements

add topic ICAICT603A Manage the use of appropriate development methodologies

add topic ICAICT608A Interact with clients on a business level

add topic ICAICT609A Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry-specific technologies

add topic ICAICT713A Manage IT services

add topic ICAPMG606A Manage IT project quality

add topic ICAPMG607A Manage and control IT project risks

add topic ICAPMG608A Manage IT project systems implementation

add topic ICAPRG602A Manage the development of technical solutions from business specifications

add topic ICASAS505A Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

add topic ICASAS515A Manage the testing process

Selecting elective units for different outcomes

The following example is designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but is in no way prescriptive.

IT project management consultant

Core units plus:

add topic ICAPMG606A Manage IT project quality

add topic ICAPMG607A Manage and control IT project risks

add topic ICAPMG608A Manage IT project systems implementation

add topic ICAPRG602A Manage the development of technical solutions from business specifications


    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    after achieving any ICA11 Diploma qualification or other relevant Diploma.


    with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior information technology and systems roles, including analyst or designer.

    Pathways from the qualification

    ICA11 Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

There is no link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority. There may be some alignment with industry standard certification competencies.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


articulating complex project scenarios in a clear and concise manner relevant to all levels of the organisation

researching, analysing and evaluating information from a range of sources

documenting information related to a project plan

writing and presenting complex reports for specific purposes using a range of methodologies and media


managing group facilitation and presentation skills in relation to transferring and collecting information

reviewing and managing project strategy with key stakeholders


developing controls and contingencies to alleviate risks to the project

managing corrective action on system implementation breakdowns

managing a strategy for organisational change

planning for and managing potential and evolving threats

Initiative and enterprise

generating innovative ideas through the analysis of multiple sources of information and concepts

anticipating and responding to client business needs

Planning and organising

developing project plans and managing IT project quality

planning for controls and contingencies when designing project plans


having accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving work outcomes

taking responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad quantity and quality parameters


extending one’s knowledge of current industry-accepted hardware and software products and services

participating in learning and development opportunities


managing implementation of technical solutions from business specifications

managing implementation of technology needs

managing IT project systems implementation