Project management has emerged as a powerful tool for addressing the complex needs and requirements of today’s business world. Organisations around the globe are turning to the profession to ratchet up efficiency and trim costs.

Simply put: project management provides a structured yet flexible framework for tackling a wide array of initiatives faster, better and in a more cost-efficient manner.

To that end, the Institute of Project Management (IPM) is proud to offer the Australian government accredited BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management.

Unlike the vast majority of providers, IPM is genuinely expert in the field of project management, bringing to bear many thousands of hours and literally billions of dollars of project delivery experience to our Diploma product.

Your mentors – an unlimited, on-demand resource throughout your study – are battle-hardened project professionals, each with over ten (10) years of project leadership experience and an MBA (or equivalent) post-graduate degree.

As a result, our graduates are not just good at passing tests. They are job-ready project professionals armed with a proven suite of project management knowledge, skills and assets.

This ensures that our Diploma meets established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative and community needs. It also certifies that the skills and knowledge gained are nationally recognised, regardless of where the training was undertaken, and that they are recognised across businesses and in all states and territories.

I would highly recommend the Diploma of Project Management online course provided by IPM. The training was inspirational, well structured and intuitive. Friendly guidance from a dedicated experienced mentor, and the required tools were always readily available. I felt I could immediately implement my newfound knowledge in my workplace, increasing efficiency. It also came in handy at home!
Nathan Sharp, Dip PM
I decided to study the online Diploma of Project Management with IPM to enhance my practical project management experience with an accredited, theory based course. The online materials explained concepts clearly and thoroughly, with supplementary readings easily accessible. The course was structured in way that allowed me to self-manage my study, and complete the course at my own pace.The support provided to me by my mentor was excellent. Kath was very responsive and always willing to explain concepts that I required further assistance with. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to people looking to build upon their practical project management skills.
Kendell Seeliger, Dip PM
I found completing the Diploma to be an effortless activity, which is a credit to the people at IPM. As well as studying, I worked full time, have a young family and participated in a sporting group. This did not provide me with a lot of spare time to complete the course. Some of benefits of studying through IPM were: the contemporary course outline established; the helpful, knowledgeable and cheerful teachers who were happy to assist day or night; projects I had completed at work could be used as a basis for some of my course projects; and the majority of the information I learnt through the course was directly associated with my work. I definitely feel I have gained greatly in the workplace from completing this course and could not have been more grateful for the opportunity.
Joe Dale, Dip PM


That depends on where you work…

In 2015, the median salary for a project manager in Australia was AU$139,037 per year – in the USA, it was US$108,000.

Interestingly, having even a basic certification or qualification in project management added around 20% to the value of of an individual’s salary.

The best country to work as a project manager is Switzerland (Australia is ranked #2, and the USA is #3), while the worst is Egypt. If you want to know what a project manager usually earns in your country, just ask us!

Past experience indicates that the time you spend on study is positively correlated with your performance and results in this course. You should spend up to 10 hours each week for 48 weeks in order complete this Diploma online.

This includes the time for reviewing lectures, reading relevant materials, undertaking independent research, liaising with your mentor and completing each piece of assessment.

You should ensure you are able to allocate the required amount of time before commencing study.

The assessment requirements are intentionally flexible and allow you to submit documentation and reviews that you may have previously undertaken as evidence of your competence.

Unfortunately, a detailed Curriculum Vitae – even one with references – is only testimony that you have worked on projects, and not independent evidence that you competent to the requisite standard!

To learn how else you might demonstrate competence through the recognition of your prior learning or experience, please contact us.

For a small fee, candidates can also be assessed in their native language. Please contact us directly for more info.
The IPM Diploma of Project Management currently costs AU$4,500 to complete.

This is payable in three (3) instalments:

  • AU$1,500 upon commencement
  • AU$1,500 at the commencement of Module 2, and
  • AU$1,500 at the commencement of Module 3.

You can either pay online when you complete the enrolment form, or request an invoice (if, for example, you would like your employer to pay on your behalf).

In most circumstances, your enrolment fees are tax-deductible under Australian law – please speak to your accountant or financial adviser in this regard.

To enquire as to whether you might be eligible for Australian government funding or loans, please contact us.

Our mentors and assessors are highly experienced project leaders with a minimum of ten (10) years’ practical experience, a Masters of Business Administration (or equivalent degree), and an appropriate teaching qualification.

If this is you – especially if you speak a second language – we would love to hear from you!