Advanced Diploma of Program Management


The only formal qualification for experienced program managers!

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BSB61218 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management

The Advanced Diploma of Program Management is suited to experienced program managers who are responsible for a portfolio of formal projects.

This qualification recognises the advanced skills required to direct, plan and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes.

The course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge for effective leadership of multiple projects, programs of projects or large, complex projects.


$5,490 AUD

  • Payment plans are available for this qualification

Course Duration

Up to 18 months.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Completed a Diploma of Project Management qualification; or
  • Completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

Delivery Options

  • Individual Students – mentored assessment/online
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations

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Graduate Outcomes

On completion of the program students will be recognised and should be able to:

  • integrate a number of projects to achieve planned business outcomes and value enhancements
  • ensure there is effective governance and sponsorship in place to facilitate the conversion of business strategy into the realisation of benefits
  • plan the selection and development of staff to meet the requirements of a significant program of works
  • ensure effective identification of uncertainty and ambiguity, and develop strategies for management of risk across projects, programs, operations and portfolio
  • develop and monitor program schedules and budgets to meet the organisation’s business plan
  • provide leadership in the identification, assessment and management of risk and opportunities
  • ensure effective communication between the various stakeholders in the program of works
  • oversee the management of strategic procurement and contracts
  • mitigate the more complex problems encountered by project teams
  • manage the client and stakeholders, and their expectations.

Industry Recognition

The attainment of the Advanced Diploma of Program Management will allow for:

  • Credit in AQF qualifications in accordance with relevant training package rules and recognition requirements
  • Entry into a range of undergraduate and postgraduate awards offered by the UNE Business School
  • Application to Project Management Institute (PMI) for Category A Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Recognition and credit for the Advanced Diploma at other tertiary institutions may be granted once admission requirements have been met.*

Depending on the depth and breadth of project management expertise displayed at assessment, the workplace evidence submitted as part of the Advanced Diploma may be used to satisfy the student assessment component for recognition under one of three certification levels with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) .

Successful graduates may also apply for AIPM Continuing Professional Development points.

*Pathways are subject to acceptance/approval, and fees apply

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Unit information

Students must complete 12 units of competency:

Unit Description
BSBPMG610 Enable program execution
BSBPMG621 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG622 Implement program governance
BSBPMG623 Manage benefits
BSBINN601 Lead and Manage Organisational Change
BSBPMG615 Manage program delivery
BSBPMG616 Manage program risk
BSBPMG617 Provide leadership to the program
AHCBUS607 Implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
PSPMGT006 Develop a business case
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement