Advanced Diploma of Program Management (Release 1) (SUPERSEDED BY BSB61218)


Our Version Number: Release 1

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Qualification Description

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.


Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed a Diploma of Project Management qualification.


Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.


Mapping Notes Date
Supersedes BSB60707 - Advanced Diploma of Project Management Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages Number of units required increased from 9 to 12 Structure changed from core only to core and electives Significant changes to units  24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB61218 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management   26/Sep/2018

    Package Rules

    Total number of units = 12 

    4 core units  plus

    8 elective units, of which: 

    • 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.


    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units - 4 required

Elective Units - 6 - 8 required

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