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Graduate Diploma of Project Management

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipProjMgt

  • Course code

    1108400

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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.

GA2: Creativity

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.

GA3: Ethical practice

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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate advanced communication and collaboration skills, in working with and managing 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 contemporary realities and protocols in project management practice.

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.

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.

Requirements

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 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).

 

 

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

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 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
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management
PROJ5003 Project Management: Initiation and Planning
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ5007 Introduction to Agile Project Management
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6001 Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6003 Leading and Managing Projects
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
Option Unit
PROJ6005 Project Procurement and Contract Management
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6006 Portfolio and Program Management
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Enrolment information This is an advanced-level unit. We advise that students have either completed at least 4 other Master of Project Management core units. Alternatively, ensure you have sufficient project or mid to senior-level business exposure.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
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

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
BUSN6006 Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005 Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ENGN6001 Engineering for a Sustainable Future
LEGL5003 Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
MGMT6004 Organisational Change and Development (Online)
PROJ5004 Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
PROJ6007 Stakeholder Engagement
PBHL5016 Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5017 Governance and Accountability in Health Care
PBHL5014 Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care