Advanced Diploma of Program Management
 Duration 104 weeks

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

Employability Pathway

The Advanced Diploma of Program Management is intended to prepare students or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing different project(s) based roles in the project management environment. This qualification is transferrable across many management industries as it teaches several business skills in its elective units. Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of project-based organisations regardless of what the essence of project(s) they are getting involved in.

Pathways from the qualification

BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (Release 1) or other relevant qualification, or
No specific pathway is mandated; however, candidates may enter the qualification through several entry points demonstrating potential to undertake study at graduate level
Further training pathways from this qualification may lead Associate, or bachelor’s degree level qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Be at least 18 years of age.
Must have successfully completed a Diploma of Project Management or have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.
Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
Successful completion of an English Placement Test


There are no pre-requisites for any of the units included in the BSB60720 – Advanced Diploma of Program Management (Release 1) but there is a prerequisite of the Diploma of Project Management or two years of relevant work experience to enter this course.

Core Unit

Enable program execution
Facilitate stakeholder engagement
Implement program governance
Manage benefits

Electives Units

Lead and manage organisational change
Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Manage meetings
Manage program delivery
Manage program risk
Provide Leadership for the program
Engage in collaborative alliances
Manage knowledge and information