Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in managing end-to-end project management processes and activities in an information technology context. The qualification has a strong ICT base with the potential for inclusion of a range of broader ICT and business units to suit particular project environment needs.

This project management qualification is structured in such a way as to include a significant proportion of project management competencies from other training packages, while maintaining a level of ICT technical competence within the other core units. At the electives level, there is a choice of technical units to suit the individual or enterprise including database, server and website design, architecture and e-business. A number of project management units referenced in this qualification may contribute to industry certifications through the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Typically, ICT project leaders and managers have experience as ICT specialists in their own right although other professionals from line functions are sometimes trained in the project management discipline and promoted into ICT project management positions. Credibility in the technical component of projects is important in the ICT sector. The provision for selecting electives from the ICT Training Package enables other ICT oriented skill areas to also be included in the qualification.

Job Roles

Project managers have the responsibility for scheduling, controlling and directing the resources, people, funding and facilities to achieve the customer's business objectives for the particular information technology project. These projects may cover the full spectrum of the ICT industry including software and hardware development, web development or system development. Project managers are also responsible for assembling the team as well as the transitioning of the team to other projects at the end.

Possible job titles include:

E-business Project Manager

Ecommerce Production Support Manager

ICT Project Manager

IS Manager

IS Procurement Manager

IT Business Manager

IT Manager

IT Procurement Manager

Middleware Project Manager

Manager - Project Development for Ecommerce

Online Production Coordinator

Program Delivery Manager

Project Director

Project Manager

Project Manager - Development

Project Manager (Small Projects)

Quality Assurance Manager - IT Projects

Senior Project Manager (SOE)

Prerequisite Requirements

A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. These are detailed as follows:

Code and Title

Prerequisite units required

ICAA5151B Gather data to identify business requirements

ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies

ICAA5158B Translate business needs into technical requirements

ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies


Qualification Structure

To attain the ICA50205 Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management) 19 units must be achieved:

13 core units; plus

6 elective units

Achieve 13 Core Units


add topic BSBWOR502A Ensure team effectiveness

add topic BSBFLM514A Manage people

add topic BSBPMG501A Manage application of project integrative processes

add topic BSBPMG508A Manage project risk

add topic ICAA5056B Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans

add topic ICAA5138B Determine acceptable developers for projects

add topic ICAA5151B Gather data to identify business requirements

add topic ICAA5158B Translate business needs into technical requirements

add topic ICAS5102B Establish and maintain client user liaison

add topic ICAS5202B Ensure privacy for users

add topic PSPPM501B Design complex projects

add topic PSPPM502B Manage complex projects

add topic PSPPM503B Close complex projects

Achieve 2 Elective Units Chosen from the ICA50205 Electives List below

Electives List

add topic BSBEBUS501A Evaluate e-business opportunities

add topic BSBEBUS504A Implement an e-business strategy

add topic BSBEBUS505A Implement new technologies for business

add topic BSBEBUS510A Manage e-business outsourcing

add topic BSBEBUS511A Implement a knowledge management strategy for an e-business

add topic BSBEBUS605A Identify and implement e-business innovation

add topic BSBMGT516A Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic CUFPOS402A Manage multimedia assets

add topic CUSGEN03A Collaborate with colleagues in planning and producing a project

add topic ICAA5035C Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

add topic ICAA5054C Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications

add topic ICAA5055B Confirm transition strategy

add topic ICAA5143C Implement process re-engineering strategies in an organisation

add topic ICAA5148B Select new technology models for business

add topic ICAA5150C Evaluate vendor products and equipment

add topic ICAA5156B Review and plan to minimise risk to business solutions

add topic ICAA6149B Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions

add topic ICAA6157B Develop technical requirements for a business solution

add topic ICAB5063B Monitor and support data conversion

add topic ICAB5071B Review developed software

add topic ICAB5073B Pilot the developed system

add topic ICAB5074B Monitor the system pilot

add topic ICAD5092B Update and document operational procedures

add topic ICAI4091B Conduct post-implementation review

add topic ICAI5085B Review site in preparation for implementation

add topic ICAI5086B Scope implementation requirements

add topic ICAI5087B Acquire system components

add topic ICAI5088B Evaluate and negotiate vendor offerings

add topic ICAI5089B Implement and hand over system components

add topic ICAI5090B Conduct pre-installation audit for software installation

add topic ICAI5152B Implement risk management processes

add topic ICAI5212B Implement quality assurance process for web sites

add topic ICAI6187B Implement change management processes

add topic ICAP5036B Determine appropriate IT strategies and solutions

add topic ICAP5039B Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

add topic ICAP5155B Plan process re-engineering strategies for business

add topic ICAP6040B Develop contracts and manage contracted performance

add topic ICAS5103B Establish and maintain client user liaison during support activity

add topic ICAS5104B Determine maintenance strategy

add topic ICAS5105B Coordinate change requests

add topic ICAS5111B Review and manage delivery of maintenance services

add topic ICAS5122C Identify and resolve network problems

add topic ICAS5199B Manage business websites and servers

add topic ICAS5203B Evaluate and select a web hosting service

add topic ICAT5077B Develop detailed test plan

add topic ICAT5081B Perform systems test

add topic ICAT5082B Manage the testing process

add topic ICAT5083B Develop and conduct client acceptance test

add topic ICPMM582B Manage multimedia projects

Achieve 4 Elective Units Chosen from the Following Sources (Listed in Recommended Order)

elsewhere in the ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package at Certificate IV (maximum of 2 units at Certificate IV),Diploma or Advanced Diploma; and/or

BSB07 Business Services Training Package at Diploma or Advanced Diploma; and/or

any other Training Package (up to maximum of 2 units) at Diploma or Advanced Diploma and based on documented industry or enterprise need


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The following units contain the basic fundamentals of ICT knowledge and skills for all qualifications at Certificate III in IT and above. These units or demonstrated equivalence are required for entry into this qualification:

BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures

ICAD2012B Design organisational documents using computing packages

ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer

ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

ICAU2013B Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAU2231B Use computer operating system

ICAW2001B Work effectively in an IT environment

ICAW2002B Communicate in the workplace

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary

ICA50205 Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a Project Manager of small projects. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry requirements for this qualification include:


canvassing stakeholders regarding the need for projects

preparing documentation according to standards when analysing behaviour scenarios

using group facilitation and presentation skills in relation to transferring and collecting information and gaining consensus on concepts

using plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information


participating in teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions

coordinating groups and teams

Problem Solving

using problem solving skills for a defined range of unpredictable problems, for example when specifying and developing classes, objects and system abstract data types

Initiative and Enterprise

identifying project opportunities

transferring and applying theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of situations

Planning and Organising

coordinating resource allocation and usage

planning approaches to technical problems or management requirements

using project planning skills in relation to scope, time, cost, quality, communications and risk management


acting ethically when managing projects

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


coaching and mentoring others to acquire new knowledge and skills

managing the performance of team members by regular monitoring and review


identifying technology needs, sourcing, purchasing, using and testing system components

using project management tools such as computer programs