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Diploma of Project Management

Accredited Diploma of Project Management Course ideal for ag industry staff or volunteers required to deliver projects to a deadline, on budget and with a mix of partner stakeholders involved such as research trials, networking events or conferences.

The course will be run with a four-day immersion learning residential experience at Muresk Institute on 9,10,11,12 August followed by an accreditation assignment based on a real life project.

This course was a highlight of the 2021 GGA Capacity Building program providing a collegiate and impactful study experience with a diverse cohort comprising of a great mix of ages, backgrounds and organisations participants came from. It was invaluable for networking and forming new links within the agriculture industry.

Technically speaking the content is rigorous, demanding and fun but extremely valuable especially for those managing projects where numerous team members are involved as well as external contractors.


We have places for 20 delegates, 15 places set aside for Grower Group delegates and 5 for the wider ag industry. This mix provides an enriching learning experience for participants. Click through the EOI Registration button to make an initial Expression of Interest to reserve a place.


The participation fee of $1,620 is inclusive of course, extra online tutorials, accreditation assessment, accom and meals whilst staying at Muresk for the 4 day intensive workshop.


Following the three day residential study, to receive your accreditation certificate you will complete the Diploma by submitting a Project Plan assessment based on a real project you are managing which is due within 8-12 weeks following the 4 day residential as the practical accreditation task.

Accreditation Assignment

The time taken for this assessment varies depending on size and scale of the individuals project but 50+ hours work is estimated. Most students complete this component outside of work hours in their own time. Extensions can be negotiated if this clashed with a busy work period for you.  The assessment is purely about setting out the theoretical steps learnt in the academic part of the course into a real context, selection of a smaller project as an assessment is worth considering to simplify the exercise.


Tuition includes the four days at Muresk, then students have 8 weeks to work up and submit their assessment based on developing a Project Plan for a real project they are managing.

Depending on the scale of their individual assessment project, students in 2021 invested a further 50-100 hours outside of work to complete their accreditation assignment for submission.

The nationally accredited Diploma of Project Management course number is BSB50820.

Content will cover Project Management Overview and theory covering the Project Management Body of Knowledge (10 PMBOK principles): Integration, Scope, HR, Stakeholders, Communication, Risk, Quality, Procurement, Cost, Time

The content will be delivered in are 8 core units and 4 elective units we have selected suited to the typical agricultural industry R&D Trial or event project management context:

Core Units

  1. Project integration BSBPMG540
  2. Project scope BSBPMG530
  3. Time management BSBPMG531
  4. Cost management BSBPMG533
  5. Quality management BSBPMG532
  6. Human resource management BSBPMG534
  7. Project information and communication BSBPMG535
  8. Risk management BSBPMG536


  1. Project stakeholder engagement BSBPMG538
  2. Team effectiveness BSBTWK5022
  3. Communicating for influence BSBCMM511
  4. Managing performance BSBLDR522


For queries and clarification about the 2022 course email Kallista Bolton at GGA or call 0421 623 406


Posted on

16 May 2022