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Graduate Diploma Of Portfolio Management BSB80220




Unlock your potential and showcase your expertise in governing portfolios, cultivating collaborative partnerships, and managing portfolio communications with the Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management BSB80220, available through RPL.

This certification verifies your high-level autonomous decision-making skills and expert knowledge across a wide range of portfolio management functions. By demonstrating leadership capabilities, innovative thinking, and a strategic approach to projects, you’ll set yourself apart from the competition and position yourself for a promotion or career switch.

Don’t let your experience go unrecognised. Enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management BSB80220 through RPL and take your career to the next level today.

This qualification is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


The Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management BSB80220 qualification can provide a number of career outcomes.

After receiving your qualification, you could explore some of the following roles:

  • Project Director
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Portfolio Manager

This qualification acknowledges your experience in: 

  • Prioritising projects and programs
  • Selecting and balancing the portfolio
  • Managing and reviewing portfolio performance
  • Governing the portfolio

View the core and elective units

This qualification can only be studied through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8

4 core units  plus

4 elective units,  of which:

  • 2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Graduate Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

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

BSBPMG810 Prioritise projects and programs

BSBPMG811 Select and balance the portfolio

BSBPMG812 Manage and review portfolio performance

BSBPMG813 Govern the portfolio

Elective units

BSBFIN801 Lead financial strategy development

BSBLDR811 Lead strategic transformation

BSBLDR812 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships

BSBLDR813 Lead and influence ethical practice

BSBPMG814 Lead the portfolio

BSBPMG815 Manage portfolio communications and change

BSBPMG816 Manage portfolio resources

BSBPMG817 Manage portfolio risk

BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice


The portfolio management sector is witnessing dynamic growth within Australia, underscored by an evolving job market and the demand for skilled professionals. As the National Skills Commission’s employment projections suggest, the Australian economy is experiencing a significant structural shift towards service industries, with notable growth in professional, scientific, and technical services – sectors crucial to portfolio management. From now until November 2026, employment across all broad industries is projected to rise, emphasising the need for post-school education, particularly in fields related to portfolio management​.

Moreover, the latest recruitment trends highlight the competitive nature of the job market, with ongoing changes and volatility making 2023 a pivotal year for employers and employees alike. Salary movements and time-to-hire trends reflect the critical importance of acquiring highly sought-after skills, particularly for junior candidates and those in sectors facing labour shortages. This underscores the vital role of advanced education and specialised qualifications, such as a Graduate Diploma in Portfolio Management, in securing competitive positions and negotiating higher salaries​​.

Furthermore, industries such as banking, financial services, and professional services are highly demanding for portfolio management skills. These sectors seek professionals capable of navigating complex market conditions, emphasising the importance of strategic thinking, effective communication, and leadership skills​.

By enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management through 3CIR, students are positioned to capitalise on these trends, preparing for a future where strategic portfolio management is not just valued but essential. This qualification enhances your employability and equips you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving job market.

Delivery Pathways

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities

You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class

Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.


Essentials for Your Learning Journey


  1. Hardware Specifications: A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet. An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.
  1. Internet Connectivity: An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.
  1. Software Specifications:

Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.


Detailed Device Specifications


For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):
Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.


For Apple Mac Users:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.


For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.


For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.


Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:


Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

There can be various reasons why one might want to obtain the Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management. For instance, this qualification can help to improve career prospects and earning potential. It can also increase knowledge and understanding of portfolio management principles, which can be beneficial in both personal and professional contexts.

There are a number of different jobs that you can get with a Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management. Some of the more common roles include portfolio manager, investment analyst, and risk manager. In each of these positions, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of investments and ensuring that it meets the goals of the organisation. With a Graduate Diploma in Portfolio Management, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in these roles.

A Grad Dip in Portfolio Management can only be obtained through Recognition of Prior Learning. If you already have experience in this field, you may be able to receive this qualification without any additional study. Take our free RPL assessment to see if you’re eligible.

We’re here to help you through the entire journey, 24/7. Your RPL assessor will look at any evidence you provide and help you fill in any gaps of your documentation. We want to see you qualified and will try our best to make it happen!

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

The field of Portfolio Management opens doors to various prestigious roles within diverse industries, reflecting the versatile nature of the skills acquired through the Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management. Graduates find opportunities in professional, scientific, and technical services and in banking, financial services, real estate, and information & communication technology sectors, among others.

Most Often Employed As:

  • Portfolio Managers across sectors, including Funds Management, Banking and Financial Services, Commercial Sales, Leasing and Property Management, and more, play pivotal roles in shaping investment strategies and managing asset portfolios to achieve targeted financial outcomes.
  • Roles extend into Information & Communication Technology as ICT Portfolio Managers, reflecting the digital transformation across industries and the demand for professionals capable of managing diverse technology project portfolios​.

Top Industries Employing Graduates:

  • The banking and financial services industry remains a prime employer, offering roles like Investment Portfolio Managers, Senior Investment Analysts, and roles in venture capital and private credit portfolio construction​​.
  • Real estate and property management also present lucrative careers, with asset management, commercial sales, and leasing positions highlighting the industry's demand for strategic portfolio management expertise​​.
  • The technology sector is a significant growth area. Portfolio Managers oversee the strategic direction of ICT projects, demonstrating the sector's increasing reliance on skilled professionals to manage complex project portfolios​.

Key Skills for Success:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Negotiation
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leadership and Communication Skills​​

These skills are crucial for Portfolio Managers, enabling them to navigate the complexities of modern portfolio management, drive strategic initiatives, and achieve organisational goals. Mastery in these areas facilitates impactful decision-making, effective stakeholder engagement, and the realisation of long-term value creation.

Portfolio Manager 100%
Chief Executive Officer 100%
Chief Operating Officer 100%
General Manager 100%
Project Director 100%
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