Course summary

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.

AIPM Endorsed course

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.

AIPM Endorsed course

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.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and creative skills to independently evaluate and critically analyse information, and solve complex problems, in project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and creative skills to independently evaluate and critically analyse information, and solve complex problems, in project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

Demonstrate advanced judgement within ethical framework(s), aligned with the project management environment, when undertaking projects in research, social and professional settings.

Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in Project Management and apply this to real-world situations.

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

Demonstrate advanced communication and collaboration skills, in working with and managing individuals and teams to achieve project outcomes.

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

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.

Course overview

Course code

1108400

Course abbreviation

GradDipProjMgt

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

16 months part-time

Duration

16 months full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online Summer Term N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma of Project Management students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising:

• 7 core units (84 credit points), and
• 1 equivalent elective unit (12 credit points).
 
Exit Award
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Project Management after completing the equivalent of 4 core units (48 credit points).

 

 

Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

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