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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Graduate Certificate

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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.

AIPM Endorsed course

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate well-developed cognitive, technical, and creative skills to independently evaluate and critically analyse information, and solve problems, in Project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

GA2: Creativity

Demonstrate well-developed cognitive, technical, and creative skills to independently evaluate and critically analyse information, and solve problems, in Project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate well-developed judgement, regarding ethical practices, within a Project Management context.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate well-developed theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of Project Management and apply this to real-world situation.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate autonomous, self-managed learning through reflective practice, and well developed skills to locate, evaluate, manage and apply information in the field of project management.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate well developed communication and collaboration skills, with individuals and teams to achieve project outcomes.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and global settings, specifically as they apply to the practice of project management.

Core units include project management principles; quality control and risk; planning and contract management.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

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 Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM's RegPM program.
For more information, visit the AIPM website.


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.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Project Management students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 core unit (12 credit points): and
  • 3 equivalent elective units (36 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.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Unit

PROJ5002 Project Management Principles

Elective Units

Select three from the following
PROJ5003 Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ5007 Introduction to Agile Project Management
PROJ6001 Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003 Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005 Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006 Portfolio and Program Management