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BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management


Course Overview

This course 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.

Find out more about the latest release of the qualification and packaging rules see https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB60720

Target Group

NVR Education welcomes all students who meet our entry requirements. Typically, you are an international student who is:

  • Seeking to pursue a career as a leader or project manager
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector.
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.


NVR Education Australia has the following entry requirements International students must:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have completed BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management; or BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (or a superseded equivalent version) or
  • Two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise may be considered.

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 104 weeks, including 72 weeks of training and assessment spread over 12 terms of 6 weeks and 32 weeks of holidays. Holidays are 2 weeks after each term, with the exception of the 4 week mid and end of year breaks. See dates here: https://www.nvr.edu.au/fees-and-dates/

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Delivery mode
and location

This course is delivered in a Blended Learning approach. Students are required to study for at least 20 hours per week by attending scheduled classes for 14 hours and complete approximately 6 hours of Self-Paced Learning activities per week.

Timetable information will be finalised closer to the course start date at Orientation. Students may commence this course at the start of any intake.

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of Project Management roles across a range of industries, such as:

  • Project Director
  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Sector Leader
  • Program or Project Administrator

For more information about outcomes and employment prospects for this qualification, see:

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into Program Management Higher Education qualifications.

Course Structure

The BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management requires the successful completion of four (4) core units and eight (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification should chosen to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in Program Management.

Units included in this qualification are:

Unit Code

Unit Name


BSBPMG630 Enable program execution Core
BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement Core
BSBPMG635 Implement program governance Core
BSBPMG636 Manage benefits Core
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Elective
BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances Elective
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information Elective
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Elective
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation Elective
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Elective

Course progress

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures

Enrolment and

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer and written agreement, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

Orientation will be provided the week before your course starts. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.
This course outline should be read in conjunction with International Student Handbook. This can be found online atwww.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures.

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.
  • Referral to external support services.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)
  • Case Studies
  • Role Plays
  • Portfolio

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Costs:

The costs for this course are as follows:

  • Enrolment fee: $200 (onshore) non-refundable to be paid on application
  • Course fees: Total cost is AUD $16,000
  • Other Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook at https://www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Student must also supply their own laptop with appropriate software and access to a fast and stable internet connection.

Enrolment at NVR includes an email account with access to Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams and additional classroom tools).

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. NVR Education provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures.
For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.
The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and
enrolment procedures

Students wishing to enrol, and who meet the entrance requirements of the course, need to complete an Enrolment Form and email to admin@nvr.edu.au, along with the required documentation listed in the Enrolment Form.

The Enrolment Form and our International Student Handbook, which contains more information about the enrolment process, can be found at: https://www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/

Contact Details

Call our office on 02 8970 4043 or email us at info@nvr.edu.au

See our intake dates:
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We have Twelve (12) intake dates every year. Make sure you fill out enrolment
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17th June 2024

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