Diploma of Project Controls

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Diploma of Project Controls

Project Controls is a critical component of any project. It enables project managers the ability to make informed decisions around time, cost and scope.

The Diploma of Project Controls will help you develop skills on how to control, monitor and systematically analyse progress and performance data on any project. This qualification is developed to help aspiring and existing professionals gain the capabilities needed coordinate all aspects of project controls throughout the project lifecycle.

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with Synergy Australia.

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Diploma in Project Controls

Australia's first Diploma of
Project Controls

There is a shortage of project controls professionals in Australia. At the same time, the discipline is lacking in consistency in the absence of a formal qualification. The Project Controls Diploma will help encourage new professionals into the discipline in a manner that ensures consistency in skills, knowledge, and capability.

Diploma in Project Controls

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suited to those who want to become a project controls professional. The Diploma of Project Controls is a broad qualification developed to help professionals understand and coordinate all aspects of project controls throughout the project lifecycle.

Who should consider this qualification?

Individuals looking to move into the project controls space and be equipped with the right skills and knowledge

Existing professionals looking to expand their skills and knowledge across the project controls spectrum of time, cost and risk

Organisations looking to bolster their project controls capability. This may be through recruiting aspiring project controls staff to be trainer and/or to train existing staff

Course Outline

  • Total Units
  • 11 units (9 core units and 2 elective)
  • Course Duration
  • 1 year
  • Delivery Method
  • In-class/online lecture
  • Course
  • Part-time or Full-time


Entry Requirements

To apply for Diploma of Project Controls the applicants should passes the following:


Recognition of Prior Learning (education)

Depending on the student’s current skills and experience student can qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.


Course Delivery Options

Our course is delivered in classroom as well as online. The course can be completed in 12 months with a full-time study, load or 24 months on a part-time study load and a minimum course enrolment duration is one year. During this course, students will have access to industry-relevant drop-in sessions and tutorials.

Option Type For Who Delivery Method
1 Tailored Individuals or small group of learners Weeknights
2 Standard Oragnisations or group of ~15 learners Arranged to suits client needs

What you will study?

The Diploma of Project Controls has 13 units developed in consultation with industry project controls professionals o ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to your role. Students are required to finish 9 core units and 2 out of 4 elective units.

Core Units
Develop Project Controls Strategy
Develop and Maintain the Schedule
Develop Cost Estimates
Manage project risk
Resource Management
Core Units
Set and Manage Cost Baselines
Manage Change Control
Project Performance Reporting
Elective Units (any two)
Implement Information and knowledge management systems
Manage Project Procurement
Manage Personal and Professional development
Communicate with influence
Manage Personal and Professional development
Ensure a safe workplace for a work area


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If you would like to discuss how a Diploma of Project Controls could help you and your team achieve your project goals, please complete the below form and we will send you more details.