Qualification Outline: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. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing or directing a suite of projects (a program) to achieve organisational objectives. 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. wish to consolidate and build pathways to further educational or employment opportunities.
Career Opportunities:Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
- Program Manager
Course details:Theory training is classroom based. The training students will receive is competency-based and designed to develop both practical skills and knowledge. Training methods include:
- Lectures (class room style)
- PowerPoint\ presentations
Entry RequirementsIt is beneficial but not essential for students to have access to a workplace while undertaking this qualification. However, in order to pursue the qualification applicants must:
- must be 18 years or older;
- Must complete and score minimum ACSF level 4, to pursue this qualification.
Pre-Training Review (PTR)
A pre-training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Swiss Institute representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills, and suitability for the course. Pre-Training Review will be valuable in determining appropriate learner cohort and thus study plan, any additional support and/or any reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.
Swiss recognises four different types of Learner Cohorts, and are dependant upon which cohort description best describes the learner, a different training and assessment plan is developed and offered to the learner. The intent of the learner cohort process is to recognise any pre existing learning and knowledge in the PTR and customise the most effective learning plan for the learner.
The four learning cohorts are:
- 1st Cohort: Beginner (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skills in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. No LLN
- 2nd Cohort: Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience, under 1 year.
- 3rd Cohort: Advanced (Assessment Only Pathway) – Extensive knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one to two years.
- 4th Cohort: Expert (RPL Pathway) - Extensive specific knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification; current relevant industry experience of 2 or more years and these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway.
Swiss Institute will identify training and assessment requirement during enrolment process, and offer them support as per their learning and assessment need. It will be structured as per table below:
|Type of Activity
|Face-to-face Classroom Sessions
|Includes lectures and presentations, learning activities using simulated work environments, demonstrations, and practice tests.
|Self-paced learning activities
|Includes reading assignments, homework, research work, etc.
|Supervised Knowledge and skills Assessment
|Written Questions and Case Studies
Fee information Full Course fees, for Cohort 1 are $4,450 and include all learning and assessment materials.
Learners in Cohort 2, 3, and 4 will pay an amount equal to or less that the Full Course Fee the exact amount will depend upon the Cohort and what units are to be undertaken as a training and assessment process. As each learner is an individual, and as their study plan is to be tailored to the learner, so should their course fee.
Fee payment is to be at the commencement of each term. As Australian Law prohibits us from receiving more than $1500 in tuition fees in advance the following payment schedule applies
Payment 1: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 1. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 2: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 2. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 3: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 3. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 4: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 4. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
As fees are paid in instalments, there are no refunds
Face-to-face training is delivered at our training rooms. Level 1, Suite 22, 420 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
This course is scheduled to be completed in 52 weeks* (including 12 weeks of holiday break), depending on the learner’s relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
All non-assessment activities independently undertaken by learners
These activities are self-paced and self-directed
These include but are not limited to:
Reading the learner guide
These activities are typically recommended to beginners, optional for intermediate and advanced learners, and not applicable to expert learners undertaking RPL or Credit Transfer
Methods of assessment
A range of assessment methods are used including class exercises, role-plays, knowledge questions, observation and activities and project work. Individual Units have specific assessment requirements and we will provide this prior to commencement of a Unit.
Credit Transfers and Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners with prior learning and work experience can apply for recognition. Learners with statements of attainment from other registered training organisations will have their competency recognised as credit transfers. Contact us for further details.
Students who are enrolling for RPL pathway must provide the followings:
- Solid Employment history with Australian experience
- Past qualifications relevant to the qualification you are applying for
- Referee statement(s) from employers,
- Referrals/endorsements – from coworkers and customers
- Pictures, working documents and videos, work samples (where applicable) – demonstrating specific tasks, knowledge and skills
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Program Management sector e.g.
An undergraduate degree at universities or higher education providers that are willing to accept your credentials and experience (subject to higher education providers course entry requirements)
Total number of units = 12
- 8 elective units, consisting of:
- at least 6 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
- the remaining elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Advanced Diploma level
- 1 unit may be from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level.
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
BSBPMG610 Enable program execution
BSBPMG621 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG622 Implement program governance
BSBPMG623 Manage benefits
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBPMG615 Manage program delivery
BSBPMG616 Manage program risk
BSBPMG617 Provide leadership for the program
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMGT520 Plan and manage the flexible workforce
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