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Diploma of Project Management


BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

The Diploma of Project Management reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader.

Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

Typical Scouting Pathway
Experiences and learning received through participation in Scouting, align closely to the requirements of the Diploma of Project Management. Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Typical pathways that enables collection of valid evidence are;

    • Have at least twelve (12) months Scouting experience and completed the relevant learning pathway.
    • Complete Wood Badge training program, Scouting Leadership receiving your Wood Badge (wood beads) and Parchment plus International membership of 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group evidenced by the issuing of the Gilwell Scarf,
    • Complete the Axe & Log modules, Scouting Proficiency Fundamentals and Scouting Proficiency Programming,
    • Your experiences providing leadership in the conduct of projects including large Region or Branch events, national or international contingents.

After completing your enrolment with the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), am assessor will be assigned to you and they will assess your evidence. They may ask for further evidence or have a conversation with you to gather further information about your experiences. After successfully completing your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment, you will receive a Diploma of Project Management.

Structure of the Qualification
An example of the Diploma of Project Management that can be achieved by following the Scouting pathway of key achievements as an adult supporter may include the following units of competency:

  • BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG540 Manage project integration
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  • SISXHRM001 Recruit and manage volunteers

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Assessment through SAIT is based on the provision of a portfolio of evidence and professional conversations may be used to attest to a competency or authenticate evidence provided. A portfolio of evidence may comprise of:

  • Scout Portfolio (Youth program achievements and adult training and volunteer experiences)
  • Axe & Log modules
  • Completion of other Qualifications
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume) and third party referees
  • Evidence against specific criteria for each unit of competency