Diploma of Government (Project Management)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of persons responsible for the coordination of personnel responsible for the management of projects. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual. Please note that the full suite of Private Sector Project Management units (9 units) may be substituted for the three required Project Management units listed if this better reflects the way project management is conducted within the organisation.


This qualification requires 11 units of competency including:

10 core units

1 elective unit

Choose 1 elective unit from elsewhere within this Training Package, or another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate IV level may be used.

Core Units

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Promote the values and ethos of public service

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Undertake research and analysis

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Promote diversity

add topic PSPGOV512A

Use complex workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPGOV517A

Coordinate risk management

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Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

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Monitor and maintain workplace safety

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Design complex projects

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Manage complex projects

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Close complex projects

Equivalent Units

Please note that, once endorsed, the full suite of private sector project management competency standards below* (9 units) may be substituted for these three Core Units.

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Manage application of project integrative processes

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Manage project scope

add topic BSBPMG503A

Manage project time

add topic BSBPMG504A

Manage project costs

add topic BSBPMG505A

Manage project quality

add topic BSBPMG506A

Manage project human resources

add topic BSBPMG507A

Manage project communications

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Manage project risk

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Manage project procurement


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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