Graduate Diploma of Project Management

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

updated 6:02 AM on Sat, 16 October

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International snapshot

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Duration
16 months part-time
2 years part-time
Location
SCU Online
SCU Online
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
January, February, April, June, August, October
Course code
1108400
Course abbreviation
GradDipProjMgt
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
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Course 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.

Endorsed by

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.

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

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.

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$27,600 ($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 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.


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 online 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

As a project professional in a diverse range of business, health and organisational settings. Graduate opportunities exist also in human resources, quality, risk or change management positions.

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 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


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

PROJ5002Project Management Principles
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

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005Management Communication (Online)
BUSN5007Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
BUSN6006Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
BUSN6008Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ENGN6001Engineering for a Sustainable Future
LEGL5003Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
MGMT6004Organisational Change and Development (Online)
PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
PBHL5016Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5017Governance and Accountability in Health Care
PBHL5014Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care


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
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
Summer Term
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
PROJ5007Introduction to Agile Project Management
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Option Unit
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesPROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term5
Term5


Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005Management Communication (Online)
BUSN5007Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
BUSN6006Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
BUSN6008Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ENGN6001Engineering for a Sustainable Future
LEGL5003Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
MGMT6004Organisational Change and Development (Online)
PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
PBHL5016Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5017Governance and Accountability in Health Care
PBHL5014Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care

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