The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is a specialist course for students that are, or aspire to be project managers. It focuses on the application of project concepts applicable for a variety of industries. The course introduces and develops skills to initiate projects and develop project plans to meet project goals. As a result the course allows project managers to make decisions that achieve project targets and outcomes. It adopts a methodological approach to the application of project processes and highlights the integration of different frameworks to a project. The qualification consists of four units and provides practicing project managers and project directors with the technical skills to run projects in challenging environments. Case studies and practical material are embedded within the course to illustrate how the concepts of project management meet industry demands. As a result graduates will be able to demonstrate that they have a comprehensive understanding and the ability to run projects. Candidates with relevant work experience and who can demonstrate the capacity to work at a postgraduate level are eligible for admission to this course.
Graduates of this course will have enhanced opportunities for employment as project supervisors, project managers and project directors in a wide range of industries. The Project Management Institute (PMI) estimates that one-fifth of the world's gross domestic product is spent on project and a huge demand exists globally for skilled project managers.
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertProjMgmt|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
To gain entry to this course, you must have:
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Project Management Institute and the Australian Institute of Project Management. Accreditation for this course will be sought from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), as well as the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PPMP20007||Project Management Concepts|
|PPMP20008||Initiating and Planning Projects|
|PPMP20010||Executing and Closing Projects|
|PPMP20009||Leading Lean Projects|