Take your project and program management skills to an advanced level and make yourself a highly-prized leader.

Your specialised skills and knowledge will mean you can successfully manage a program – a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager – across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, your newly acquired skillset means you could advance your career as a:

  • Project Director
  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Section Leader
  • Program Manager
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    Nationally recognised qualification

    BSB60720 (AQF Level 6) is a recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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    8 intakes per year

    Start your course in January, February, April, May, July, August, October or November each year.

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    4 terms of 9 weeks study

    This program is structured in 4 terms of 9 weeks and includes scheduled study breaks of 3 weeks between each term (7 weeks in Dec-Jan)

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    45-52 weeks enrolment

    From start to end date, your total study period may span 45 to 52 weeks, depending on your chosen start date.

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    12 units of study

    Each term you will study a module of 3 units

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    Blended learning

    This program includes face to face teaching on campus as well as online practice on your own schedule.

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    Become job ready

    Through this course, you will gain fundamental skills and knowledge to manage multiple projects simultaneously while providing leadership for the organisation.

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    Competitive pricing + package promotions

    As a stand-alone enrolment, you will find our course fees very competitive. Package it with an English course and save $250 enrolment fees.

Course Units

  • Module A
  • Module B
  • Module C
  • Module D

Manage the program

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

This unit will teach you to develop structured and innovative solutions to overcome complex organisational issues. You will learn to facilitate brainstorming sessions with your team, evaluate solutions for advantages and limitations, and refine your solution ready for implementation.

BSBPMG630 Enable program execution

Master your skills in effective implementation of a program, including establishing objectives and parameters, shaping and sustaining the execution approach, establishing program governance and finalising financial, legal and contractual obligations.

BSBPMG632 Manage program risk

Advance your skills in managing risks that might affect program deliverables and organisational objectives. You’ll learn to direct the planning and management of program risks, execute risk-control methods, and assess risk management outcomes for both the program and the organisation.


Engage & lead the program

BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program

A program management course wouldn’t be complete without a leadership component. This unit will teach you leadership strategies to motivate and inspire others to work constructively towards successful completion of a program and attainment of program benefits. You’ll do this through consolidation of the program vision, managing risks and supporting staff.

BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement

Advance your skills and knowledge required to work with stakeholders to achieve the desired program benefits. This involves consistent and effective communication with stakeholders, investigation and documentation of the interests and expectations of key stakeholders, and implementation of strategies that influence ongoing stakeholder commitment to the program.

BSBPMG637 Engage in collaborative alliances

Learn to identify opportunities and forge mutually beneficial alliances with organisations that have shared interests. Build the skills required to prepare and negotiate agreements, in a way that the parties operate as partners with a high degree of joint decision-making. Analyse how to monitor and nurture these relationships and make changes as required.


Program governance & change

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

The skills and knowledge developed in this unit are crucial for a successful manager. You will learn to develop and implement a change management strategy by identifying requirements according to the objectives, performance gaps, opportunities and threats. Build your skills to assess risks and benefits presented by each of these requirements.

BSBPMG635 Implement program governance

Master the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement governance requirements to ensure effective program management. Learn to facilitate effective decision making and accountability, implement systems for decision-making and management, ensure program compliance and enable program support services.

ICTICT612 Develop contracts and manage contract performance

Learn the key skills to negotiate and document contractual arrangements between clients and vendors. Advance your knowledge and capacity to monitor and manage performance of clients and vendors against the agreed contractual obligations, and facilitate negotiations to resolve any issues or misunderstandings.


Develop the program

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

This unit will equip you with the skills required to develop and sustain an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are encouraged and rewarded. Learn to coach others to be innovative, implement creative new processes, identify learning opportunities for team members, and evaluate continuous improvement systems.

BSBPMG636 Manage benefits

Learn the skills required to manage the attainment of program benefits, ensuring that they are identified and realised when and as expected. Advance your knowledge in identifying benefits and trade-offs, executing processes to deliver the expected benefits, as well as sustaining the attainment of benefits and regularly evaluating this.

PSPMGT006 Develop a business case

This unit will teach you the process for developing appropriate and cost-effective business solutions. Build your skills in performing market analysis, evaluating business and technical impacts and risks, exploring the impacts on community, environment and human resources, and making justified recommendations for your case.

Delivery mode

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    Live lectures delivered by trainers with real life experience

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    (Supported learning)


    Small classes focused on developing and practising key capabilities required for assessment

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    (Supported learning)


    Collaborative tasks aimed at applying skills and knowledge in simulated workplace conditions

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    Online Learning


    Structured activities available from our e-learning platform, designed to reinforce skills acquisition


ELC’s courses are conveniently scheduled in the late afternoons/evenings and only 2 days per week, allowing a maximum of flexibility for daytime work, independent study and personal time.

Focus on 21st Century skills

All of our courses are founded on the blend of 3 essential features:

  • Workplace

    The verbal and written communication skills needed to do your job effectively, create a positive impression and make an impact

  • Business

    The knowledge required to engage in, lead and manage the operations of a business

  • Transferable

    Skills highly valued by employers that will give you an edge in whatever job you do

Program designed for international students

ELC has over 35 years of experience in delivering the highest standards to international students. We understand that studying in a second language, far away from home, and with different methods can be a huge challenge.

At ELC Career College, we make it easy:
  • All of our course units have been carefully selected to suit an international audience
  • Our course materials are specially designed to suit your needs
  • Our trainers have received specialist training in delivering courses to non-native speakers

This means that you can truly make the most out of your qualification at ELC and maximise your potential.

Learning outcomes, resources and assessment

Learning Outcomes

Through this course, you will gain fundamental
skills and knowledge to:

  • Execute a program successfully
  • Implement program governance
  • Manage change and risk in an organisation
  • Lead a team and encourage innovation
  • Apply critical thinking to solve problems


Our resources are carefully developed to meet the needs of international students: they include extra support and practical tasks to help you understand the content clearly. All course materials and workbooks are available for free download from your e-learning platform.



You will be assessed through a combination of assessment types such as written assignments, case studies, reports, group tasks, portfolios and presentations. You must successfully pass all units to complete the qualification.

Entry requirements
  • Age

    Be aged 18 years or over

  • Academic

    Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent

  • English Level

    IELTS proficiency level of 5.5 or above or equivalent.

  • Pre-requisite

    Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820 or BSB51415) or equivalent work experience

Note that students are expected to bring their own laptop or tablet for home and classroom use.

Program dates

This qualification is delivered over 4 terms of 9 weeks. The total study period is 36 weeks. Your exact enrolment and break lengths depend on your start date, as detailed below:

Choose your course start date
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Fees and package specials
  • Prices
  • Enrolment Fee

    $ 250

  • Tuition Fee

    $ 10,000 ($2,500 per term)

  • Materials Fee

    $ 395


Special promotions also available to students who first enrol into an English course at English Language Company (ELC)

Study pathways

Enrol into several courses and build your own study pathway. Popular package options with this course include:

Diploma of Project Management
Advanced Diploma of Program Management
Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Diploma of Project Management
Advanced Diploma of Program Management
English Language Course at ELC
Diploma of Project Management
Advanced Diploma of Program Management
Certificate IV in Business
Diploma of Project Management
Advanced Diploma of Program Management

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