Highlights

  • Gain fundamental project management skills regardless of your professional background.
  • Develop a depth of specialised knowledge and skills to constructively manage projects in a diverse range of industries.
  • Learn to manage constraints in time, cost, quality, as well as social, political and environmental challenges.
  • Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge — the international benchmark and framework in the field.
  • Offered fully on campus; or fully online via QUT Online.
  • The on-campus course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Highlights

  • Gain fundamental project management skills regardless of your professional background.
  • Develop a depth of specialised knowledge and skills to constructively manage projects in a diverse range of industries.
  • Learn to manage constraints in time, cost, quality, as well as social, political and environmental challenges.
  • Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge — the international benchmark and framework in the field.
  • Accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Why choose this course?

If you want to develop specialised knowledge and skills to constructively project manage a diverse range of projects in a diverse range of industries, then this is the course for you.

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What to expect

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management delivers fundamental project management skills to those wishing to advance their knowledge in the discipline. It is designed for both individuals seeking to work in project management areas and for those already working in positions requiring project management.

With this course you will gain a depth of specialised knowledge and skills to manage projects across multiple industry sectors.

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management delivers fundamental project management skills to those wishing to advance their knowledge in the discipline. It is designed for both individuals seeking to work in project management areas and for those already working in positions requiring project management.

With this course you will gain a depth of specialised knowledge and skills to manage projects across multiple industry sectors.

Designed to offer flexible study choices, the course is available both on campus, should you prefer face-to-face study; or fully online via QUT Online.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You will graduate with the necessary skills and knowledge to take on managerial roles in projects of your chosen profession.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management (on-campus) course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management comprises the foundational units of the PM20 Master of Project Management and also provides an entry pathway to the Master program.  The PM20 Master of Project Management is accredited by the Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), as well as the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Possible careers

  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager

Details and units

The QUT Graduate Certificate in Project Management degree is designed around a set of core project management topics that underpin the knowledge required for practice and/or further learning.

The units will provide you with advanced and specialised discipline knowledge and skills to apply appropriate solutions to project management problems. You will learn how to communicate effectively within various social, cultural and professional contexts across and within stakeholder and discipline groups.

The course structure consists of 48 credit points (4 units) of core units that can be completed in one semester of study.

Two of the units should be completed in this order:

PMN501 Project Management Essentials 1, in the first half of the semester, followed by PMN502 Project Management Essentials 2 in the second half of the semester.

Pathways to further study

The QUT Graduate Certificate in Project Management is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates will be eligible for entry into the Master of Project Management with a reduced course duration of one year.

The QUT Graduate Certificate in Project Management degree is designed around a set of core project management topics that underpin the knowledge required for practice and/or further learning.

The units will provide you with advanced and specialised discipline knowledge and skills to apply appropriate solutions to project management problems. You will learn how to communicate effectively within various social, cultural and professional contexts across and within stakeholder and discipline groups.

The course structure consists of 48 credit points (4 units) of core units that can be completed in one semester of study.

Two of the units should be completed in this order:

PMN501 Project Management Essentials 1, in the first half of the semester, followed by PMN502 Project Management Essentials 2 in the second half of the semester.

Pathways to further study

The QUT Graduate Certificate in Project Management is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates will be eligible for entry into the Master of Project Management with a reduced course duration of 1 year.

 

Requirements

Course code
PM15
CRICOS code
084926C
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline; or
  • A completed recognised diploma or higher in project or program management and at least two years (full-time equivalent) professional project management work experience; or
  • Five years (full-time or equivalent) professional project or program management work experience.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (or equivalent on QUT's 7 point scale).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $12,000 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $18,000 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $11,600 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $17,300 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

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Scholarships

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