The Graduate Diploma of Project Management is designed for business professionals who wish to develop their skills in project management. The course develops core knowledge in planning, quality, risk management, procurement and program management and allows students to focus on their area of interest through a wide range of elective subjects.
The course is a pathway to further postgraduate study. Graduates receive up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross University Master of Project Management.
Students complete core units in project management, procurement, quality, contracts and planning and select from a large range of electives including global business, health management, organisational change, corporate governance, human resources management, stakeholder engagement, digital enterprise management and more.
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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 research 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
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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
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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).
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.
16 months part-time
1 year full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma of Project Management a candidate shall successfully complete eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising:
- All six (6) Part A units
- Two (2) elective units from Part B
- A candidate in the Graduate Diploma of Project Management who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Project Management may elect to articulate to a Master of Project Management.