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Advanced Diploma Of Program Management

Course Code: BSB60720 | CRICOS 104461F

Course Duration: 52 weeks (4 Terms)

Course Summary

The Advanced Diploma of Program Management is tailored specifically for students aspiring to shoulder the responsibility of planning and directing diverse program functions within a business or organisation.

This dynamic course is laser-focused on honing your communication, cognitive, and analytical skills, equipping you with the expertise to lead programs or projects toward successful outcomes. As you navigate through this advanced diploma, you’ll acquire the expertise needed to take on pivotal roles such as Program Manager and other high-function project management positions.

The Advanced Diploma of Program Management is a distinguished qualification that mirrors the role of individuals applying specialised knowledge and skills, coupled with extensive experience in program management across various enterprise and industry contexts. Specifically designed for those aiming to become Program Managers, this course places a spotlight on developing specialised knowledge and skills within areas of project management.

Graduates of this course are skilled at using initiative and judgment to direct, plan, and lead a spectrum of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. The curriculum explores program management principles, techniques, and tools, employing a life-cycle and unit approach to ensure the delivery of successful projects and programs.

Students actively apply program management tools and techniques to current or planned projects, ensuring a practical and immersive learning experience.

Studying the Advanced Diploma of Program Management is your gateway leadership roles in project and program management.

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What You Will Learn

You will learn how to become an effective program manager and direct projects that meet the goals of your organisation or business.

Students who complete this qualification will develop their initiative and judgement  skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and apply their creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and respond to complex problems.

Sample course units:

  • BSBAUD601 – Establish and manage compliance management systems
  • PSPMGT006 – Develop a business case
  • SBPMG630 – Enable program execution
  • ICTICT612 – Develop contracts and manage contract performance
  • BSBPMG634 – Facilitate stakeholder engagement
  • BSBPEF502 – Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG632 – Manage program risk
  • BSBPMG635 – Implement program governance
  • BSBPMG636 – Manage benefits
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification*
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •  You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  •  You have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.


Study Pathway

1. Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BBCM) at USQ

Career Pathway

Weekly pay


Future growth


Jobs Roles

Jobs Roles Available Avg. Salary Offered Annual Salary Range Offered Weekly Salary Source of occupation and Salary Range
ICT Project Managers
$ 156416
$ 3008
Operations & Project Manager
$ 98000
Project Manager
$121,000 – $142,442
Senior Project Manager – Construction
$220,000 – $250,000
Job Role Descriptions

Explore Lucrative Career Opportunities in Project Management with Our Advanced Diploma Programs

Are you ready to step into the dynamic field of Project Management? At South Sydney College, we offer comprehensive Advanced Diploma programs in Program Management and Project Management. Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in various roles within the project management domain. Here’s a glimpse of the career opportunities awaiting you upon completion of our Advanced Diploma of Programme Management and Advanced Diploma of Project Management programs:

Construction Project Managers
Average Salary: $181,844
Lead and oversee construction projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

ICT Project Managers
Average Salary: $156,416
Manage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects, from planning to implementation, to meet organizational objectives.

Operations & Project Manager
Average Salary: $98,000
Manage both operations and project activities to ensure efficiency, productivity, and successful project outcomes.

Project Manager
Average Salary: $131,721
Take charge of projects across various industries, from initiation to closure, ensuring deliverables are met within the specified timeframe and budget.

Senior Project Manager – Construction
Average Salary: $235,000
Provide strategic leadership and oversight for large-scale construction projects, driving them to successful completion while mitigating risks and optimizing resources.

Enroll in our Advanced Diploma programs today at South Sydney College and embark on a fulfilling career journey in Programme and Project Management!

Course Fee

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Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

2024: 29-JAN, 19-FEB, 11-MAR, 15-APR, 6-MAY, 27-MAY, 8-JUL, 29-JUL, 19-AUG, 23-SEP, 14-OCT, 4-NOV, 25-NOV, 16-DEC
2025: 27-JAN, 17-FEB, 10-MAR, 14-APR, 5-MAY, 26-MAY, 7-JUL, 28-JUL, 18-AUG, 22-SEP, 13-OCT, 3-NOV, 24-NOV, 15-DEC

Campus Location

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Surry Hills City Campus

Unit: 403, Level: 4
410 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010,
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Why Study With
South Sydney College

Live & Study In Sydney, Australia

Attend classes with other overseas students under our expert trainers in our Sydney campus.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

SSC is a registered provider of nationally recognised and accredited training courses for both Australian and International Students.

Flexible Study Methods

We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

Industry Experienced Trainers

All expert trainers have years of experience in their field and mentor International Students every year.

Primer Student Service

Our dedicated student co-ordinators are always ready to help through mentoring, tutorials, and guides while you study in Sydney.

Student VISA

We will guide you throughout the whole process and help you collect requirements and file your application to the Australian Government.

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