Graduate Certificate in Project ManagementGraduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed for professionals across all sectors who wish to develop their skills in project management. Students develop an understanding of the principles behind project management, and of time, change, risk and procurement issues, exploring common obstacles and developing a problem-solving attitude that can be applied to their future management endeavours.
This course is also a pathway to further postgraduate study. Graduates receive up to four units of credit towards the Master of Project Management.
|Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice as it applies to the discipline of project management
Apply knowledge and skills pertaining to project management with initiative and creativity with new challenges or in new situations
Apply sustainability principles to project management cases and professional situations
Demonstrate highly developed judgement and use of ethical frameworks when planning, managing and undertaking projects in scholarly, research, social and professional forums
Demonstrate an integrated understanding of project management principles and methods, with the ability to conceptualise and apply these principles and methods in professional contexts
Locate, evaluate, manage and use information in order to create new knowledge and advance methods in the field of project management
Reflect on, assess and regulate learning, research and performance pertaining to project management, with personal autonomy and accountability
Work collaboratively with individuals and teams to achieve research outcomes that pertain to the management of projects
Communicate arguments, theory, complex knowledge and ideas in relation to the field of project management within an investigation of originality to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and global settings, specifically as they apply to project management in practice
Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous Australian contemporary realities and protocols, specifically as they apply to project management in practice (such as in the mining, health, construction and social services sectors).
Core units include project management principles; quality control and risk; planning and contract management.
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This course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Students who have completed an AIPM-endorsed course are eligible to apply for a certificate as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM's RegPM program. To qualify for CPPP, students must apply for Associate Membership with a copy of their qualification.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Project Management students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:
- 3 core units (36 credit points), and
- 1 equivalent elective unit (12 credit points).
A candidate in the Graduate Certificate of Project Management who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Project Management may elect to articulate to a Graduate Diploma of Project Management or Master of Project Management.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|PROJ5002||Project Management Principles|
|Select two from the following|
|PROJ5003||Project Management: Initiation and Planning|
|PROJ6001||Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk|
|PROJ6003||Leading and Managing Projects|
|PROJ6005||Project Procurement and Contract Management|
|PROJ6006||Portfolio and Program Management|
|ACCT6016||Finance for Managers (Online)|
|ACCT5004||Business Accounting for Managers (Online)|
|LEGL5003||Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)|
|BUSN6002||Global Business (Online)|
|BUSN5007||Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)|
|MGMT5004||Strategic Health Management|
|HLTH5001||Leading Change in Healthcare|
|PBHL5006||Healthcare Professional Portfolio A|
|HLTH5005||Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability|
|BUSN6009||Managing Information Systems (Online)|
|COMP6005||Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)|
|BUSN6006||Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)|
|HRMT6002||Human Resource Management (Online)|
|MGMT6004||Organisational Change and Development (Online)|
|ACCT6013||Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)|
|BUSN6008||Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)|
|PROJ5004||Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management|
|ENGN6001||Engineering for a Sustainable Future|
|BUSN5005||Management Communication (Online)|