BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management

CRICOS Course Code: 104460G

Advanced Diploma of Program Management is a nationally recognised qualification.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification include Program Manager.

Individuals in these roles are responsible for managing or directing a program to achieve organisational objectives. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

Training is conducted Blended face-to-face and Online, 20 hours per week 70% classroom environment and 30% online (Moodle). 

Ten hours each week of self-study and assessment research is recommended during term time.

Sessions are trainer-led in-group sizes of up to 30 participants. The training program is undertaken using a planned schedule in accordance with national standards. 

Employment Pathway

The Advanced Diploma is intended to prepare students or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing a range of administrative based roles in a business environment. Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning.

This qualification is transferrable across many industries, as it teaches transferrable business skills.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

Business analyst Project manager
Project Leader/ Team LeaderChange or Innovation manager
Project cost managerProject coordination manager

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed one of the following qualifications: BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management; or BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (or a superseded equivalent version).


Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

The Course Facts

Duration: (Please contact the college for advice)

Delivery mode: 

20 hrs of learning per week.

70% classroom environment and 30% online (Moodle)

Sydney Location: Level 2 & 4

Course Structure

The course will be delivered in four terms over a two-year period.

The 2023 term dates are:

  • 16 January
  • 13 March
  • 29 May
  • 17 July
  • 04 September
  • 06 November

The following identifies each term and the units of competency to be delivered:

 Term One

  •  BSBPMG632-Manage program risk
  •  BSBPMG630-Enable program execution

 Term Two

  •  BSBPMG630-Enable program execution
  •  BSBPMG637-Engage in collaborative alliances

 Term Three

  •  BSBPMG635-Implement program governance
  •  BSBPMG634-Facilitate stakeholder engagement

Term Four

  •  BSBPMG634-Facilitate stakeholder engagement
  •  BSBPMG636-Manage benefits
  •  BSBPMG633-Provide leadership for the program

Term Five

  • BSBPMG633-Provide leadership for the program
  • BSBPEF502-Develop and use emotional intelligence

Term Six

  • BSBPEF502-Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBFIM601-Manage organisational finances
  • BSBPEF501-Manage personal and professional development

Term Seven

  • BSBPEF501-Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBTWK502-Manage team effectiveness

Term Eight

  • BSBTWK502-Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBLDR601-Lead and manage organisational change