CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management
At a glance
The Graduate Diploma of Project Management will provide you with an opportunity to extend your understanding of project management, by establishing a knowledge base of theoretical principles as well as the practical application of project management.
|Study modes||On-Campus, Distance|
|Availability||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Mackay, Perth, Distance Education|
|Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
|Intake dates||March, July, November|
Term 3 intake is only available for study at Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and by distance education.
International students - Perth intake is only available in Term 2 and Term 3.
Career opportunities are endless for project management graduates and you could find employment in many industries, such as engineering, business, IT, construction, health, government, mining, transportation and many others. The course will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage for you in the marketplace.
This is a new course and accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI) is in development. CQUniversity’s postgraduate project management courses have been designed to develop graduates who will be eligible for membership with the Project Management Institute and it is expected that accreditation will be finalised by 2018.
For eligibility concerning membership, please refer to the Project Management Institute official website
By studying the Graduate Diploma in Project Management you will undertake coursework that explores the principles of project management as based on recognised international standards, guidelines and frameworks. Examples of different project domains are explored through case studies.
Each case study will enable you to explore the application of project management closely aligned to your chosen career path. The units develop technical skills in the initiation, bidding, tendering, planning, design, procurement, execution, reporting, commissioning, hand over, and post project support of projects. Human skills in stakeholder management, communication, team building, negotiation, and the support of ongoing professional career development are integrated into the coursework material and assessments.
You will develop skills to further your project management career, as well as pursue other disciplines such as business, engineering, health, and information communications technology (ICT).
Why Study at CQUniversity
If you want to learn how business works, and like to strategise and manage, a course or unit in business may be for you. There are no limitations to where a business qualification can take you. Choose from a broad spectrum of fields, and develop highly desired, transferable skills such as team work and communication.
Wide choice of study areas
At CQUniversity, our Business and Law courses and units cover a diverse range of areas including arts, accounting, business, hospitality, human resource management, information systems, management, marketing, professional communication, property, public relations, retail, supply chain management, tourism, warehousing and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.
Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit you.
Graduate work ready
We provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.
Up-to-date and industry relevant
CQUniversity consults with industry when developing and reviewing courses and units to ensure content is up-to-date and meeting demands of employers.
Study your way
Many of our offerings are flexible in their delivery, allowing you to study either on-campus or by distance education. Regardless of how you choose to study, you will always have the support of our experienced teaching professionals and technicians who bring industry-relevant and real-world skills and knowledge to the learning environment.
Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate and research courses.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete 7 core units and 1 elective from the list provided.
For example units you could study as part of the Graduate Diploma of Project Management course please click here.
If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.
Upon completion of the CV81 Graduate Diploma of Project Management you may be interested in progressing your studies by continuing onto CV84 Master of Project Management . You will receive recognition for the units studied as part of the Graduate Diploma of Project Management.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.
For entry into the Graduate Diploma of Project Management you are required to possess one of the following:
- a bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or
- a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or equivalent.
If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Visit our English requirements page for more details.
Fees and scholarships
Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered
- Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
- domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
- international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.
In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.
Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.
PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.
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Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.
How to Apply
You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.
You can lodge your application to study, direct to CQUniversity.
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