Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Duration0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC33
First-year fee
$15,300 (Indicative) (FFP)
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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management will provide you with skills required to both initiate and develop plans that efficiently meet project goals. This course forms part of a suite of postgraduate project management courses that have been developed to help you build a solid foundation for your future and allow you to reach your career goals.

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is a specialist course and is ideal if you are a practising project manager or if you aspire to become a project manager. The qualification provides practising project managers and project directors with the technical skills to successfully run projects by focusing on the application of project management concepts applicable to a variety of industries.

The course introduces and develops skills to initiate projects and develop project plans to efficiently meet project goals. Case studies and practical material are embedded within the course to illustrate how the concepts of project management meet industry demand. It adopts a methodological approach to the application of project processes and highlights the integration of different frameworks to a project.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, you will have a comprehensive understanding of project management and be able to confidently run projects and achieve targets and outcomes in the most challenging environments. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management can be undertaken as either a pathway or an exit qualification for the Graduate Diploma of Project Management, it is also an interim award within the Master of Information Technology.

Mission Statement for CQUniversity’s project management courses
CQUniversity’s School of Engineering and Technology believe project management is a lifestyle and is committed to improving the world for current and future generations through outstanding teaching and learning, scholarship and practice. We carry out this mission through world-class, project management education, based on global standards and cutting-edge research conducted in the discipline, in order to skill and educate the next generation of project managers.

Vision for CQUniversity’s project management courses
Our vision is to be a global leader in project management education, embracing engagement and innovation, with a can-do attitude. As part of this vision, we are transparent in our communication with our stakeholders, we are inclusive, and strive to cultivate our greatness by offering project management courses for everyone. The Project Management Team at CQUniversity strives to be a leader by hiring and promoting people who are leaders, developing them, and developing a culture where leaders influence non-conventional thinking.

Study experience

  • Kylie Ciocca smiling
    The support networks are great. The online learning is excellent. The qualification content itself is great and very practical and usable in your career.

    Kylie Ciocca

    Graduate Certificate of Project Management

Career Opportunities

The Project Management Institute (PMI) estimates that one-fifth of the world's gross domestic product is spent on projects and a huge demand exists globally for skilled project managers. After completing this course you will have enhanced opportunities for employment as a project supervisor, project manager or project director in a wide range of industries.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Project Management will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities (subject to additional industry qualifications and experience you may require) as a project manager in diverse industries such as agriculture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, mining, transportation and many others.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete four core units.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Recommended study

N/A

To gain entry to this course, you must have:

  • a bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or equivalent; or
  • a recognised diploma and two years relevant business experience; or
  • a recognised Certificate IV and three years relevant business experience; or
  • a minimum of five years relevant management experience; or
  • a minimum of 10 years relevant business experience.

International students should refer to https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements for further information including English Language requirements.


You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$15,300

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Government assistance loans

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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Option 2: All other applicants can apply direct to CQUniversity. 

To apply for this course, submit your application directly to CQUniversity via the Apply Direct button below.