Graduate Certificate in Project Management

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Sat, 9 October

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International snapshot

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Duration
8 months part-time
1 year part-time
Location
SCU Online
SCU Online
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
January, February, April, June, August, October
Course code
1008400
Course abbreviation
GradCertProjMgt
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
CRICOS
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed for professionals across all sectors who wish to develop their skills in project management. Students develop an understanding of the principles behind project management, and of time, change, risk and procurement issues, exploring common obstacles and developing a problem-solving attitude that can be applied to their future management endeavours.

This course is also a pathway to further postgraduate study. Graduates receive up to four units of credit towards the Master of Project Management.

Endorsed by

AIPM Endorsed course

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed for professionals across all sectors who wish to develop their skills in project management. Students develop an understanding of the principles behind project management, and of time, change, risk and procurement issues, exploring common obstacles and developing a problem-solving attitude that can be applied to their future management endeavours.

This course is also a pathway to further postgraduate study. Graduates receive up to four units of credit towards the Master of Project Management.

Endorsed by

AIPM Endorsed course

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

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

Language 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

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

Core units include project management principles; quality control and risk; planning and contract management.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$13,800 ($3,450 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate well-developed cognitive, technical, and creative skills to independently evaluate and critically analyse information, and solve problems, in Project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

Demonstrate well-developed cognitive, technical, and creative skills to independently evaluate and critically analyse information, and solve problems, in Project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

Demonstrate well-developed judgement, regarding ethical practices, within a Project Management context.

Demonstrate well-developed theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of Project Management and apply this to real-world situation.

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

Demonstrate well developed communication and collaboration skills, with individuals and teams to achieve project outcomes.

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


Assessment methods

Units generally employ a variety of assessment methods. Depending on the unit, methods may include reports, case studies or verbal presentations, among others.

Teaching methods

Our flexible course fits around you. It’s designed to meet the demands of busy, mobile people – people who travel frequently, work abroad, or juggle multiple work, life and family commitments. You can enter at one of six points throughout the year, and organise your study program to take advantage of the peaks and troughs in your own life.

We employ clever, intuitive and interactive learning software that enables you to collaborate with peers and lecturers. Our multi-modal approach delivers content as video, audio, hands-on, practical exercises, and other media to suit all kinds of learners. Discuss and debate ideas with your peers and lecturer in dedicated forums and with other networking technology.

Each unit has its own website to keep you focused. Every week, you'll find activities, readings and case studies laid out with step-by-step instructions. As the weeks progress and your knowledge deepens, you'll tackle increasingly sophisticated concepts, and employ critical analysis.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced employment opportunities in entry-level project management roles across a range of industries and sectors.

This is also a pathway course to further postgraduate study. Graduates receive up to four units of credit towards the Master of Project Management, an industry-standard degree for professionals in any industry.

Professional recognition

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.

For more information on becoming an AIPM RegPM or to qualify as a CPPP, download the AIPM Membership (PDF) and download the CPPP and AIPM Endorsed Course Information (PDF).

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Project Management students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

A candidate in the Graduate Certificate of Project Management who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Project Management may elect to articulate to a Graduate Diploma of Project Management or Master of Project Management.
 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Unit

PROJ5002Project Management Principles

Elective Units

Select three from the following
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ5007Introduction to Agile Project Management
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management


Course progressions

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

PROJ5002Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit


Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ5007Introduction to Agile Project Management
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management

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