BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management

CRICOS Course Code: 112362J


Course Outline

This qualification 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.

Course Details

Delivery mode: Face to Face (20 hours per week)

Delivery site: Mezzanine 56-58 York Street Sydney NSW 2000

A face-to-face training mode is employed for this qualification. All classroom-based training will take place at the ABM Further Education’s classrooms.

No of unit Code Title Core or Elective
1 BSBPMG630 Enable program execution Core
2 BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement Core
3 BSBPMG635 Implement program governance Core
4 BSBPMG636 Manage benefits Core
5 BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Elective
6 BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances Elective
7 BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information Elective
8 BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
9 BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility Elective
10 BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Elective
11 BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning Elective
12 BSBTEC601 Review organizational digital strategy Elective

Duration: 78 weeks (60 weeks of training and assessment + 18 weeks of holidays)

ABM will ensure students have access to a range of resources as required in the units and training package however students will be required to have access to their own computers (including software programs such as Microsoft Office), printers, internet facilities, and stationery resources. Students will also be required to bring their own device to each session ensuring it has connectivity to the internet.

Assessment is competency based. Students are required to complete written and practical tasks, which reflect the requirements of the units of competency and current workplace practices. Assessment is continuous throughout the duration of the course. Completed and submitted work will be assessed within ten (10) working days and feedback provided to the student as soon as possible thereafter. Where the student’s work is assessed to be not yet satisfactory, he/she will be provided with additional advice, coaching or tutoring and the opportunity to re-submit the work with a view to having it assessed as satisfactory.rnrnFeedback and information regarding the student’s competency, progress and study will be provided by the facilitator on a regular and ongoing basis. Ongoing support is also available to all learners and will be provided as soon as a need is identified.

Four (4) core and eight (8) elective units are required for the award of the BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: – BSB60720 – Advanced Diploma of Program Management

To maximise the chance of students successfully completing their training, ABM will identify any support individual students need prior to their enrolment and provide access to that support throughout their training. This will be done using both the Enrolment Form, and a Pre-Enrolment Form, that students are required to fill in.

The aim of both documents is to provide any support that may be required. This could include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Additional Tutorials, and / or
  • Other mechanisms, such as assistance in using technology for online delivery components.

Where this support attracts an additional cost to the student, ABM will make this clear prior to accepting the student’s enrolment. If there are limitations to the support ABM is able to provide, these limitations will be made clear in information provided to a potential student.

Where ABM identifies required support, such as literacy or numeracy, English or other language barriers or physical capabilities, and it cannot provide such support directly, it will refer the student to a third party. The costs of such third-party support will the responsibility of the individual.

Where ABM is not capable of offering an environment suitable for the needs of a student with specific identified needs, it will inform them accordingly and may direct the student to a provider that can, and thus will not process their enrolment.

Program Manager

Senior Project Manager

Program Leader

Program Coordinator

It is important that you inform and advise ABM, prior to enrolment, about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education, to ensure they can provide you with the appropriate structure and support during the course.rnrnCredit Transfer and Recognition of prior learning (RPL)rnrnCredit transfer is available for completed past studies in areas related to the qualification that participants plan to enrol in. Participants are advised of the process of applying for credit transfer and assisted by the Trainer / Assessor to apply.rnrnCandidates who believe they have already obtained current skills and knowledge that would otherwise be covered in the qualification / unit of competence for which they intend to attain, but have no formal prior learning, should apply for RPL at the time of enrolment. The candidate’s skills and knowledge will be assessed and validated, and where appropriate, units of competency acknowledged, and face-to-face training reduced.rnrnThe recognition of prior learning procedure will be made known to you at the time of enrolment. If you can demonstrate competency through provision of sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence of work experience, life skills, and study or via other evidence, then you may be granted RPL for that unit of competency.

Additional Information

Please read the Student Handbook prior to enrolment as this contains valuable information about ABM. For further information, please contact ABM by sending an email to or call us on +61 (02) 9160 4507.