CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Overview

Course Overview

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.

Career Information

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.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 083575G
  • MKY - 083575G
  • SYD - 083575G
  • MEL - 083575G
  • BNE - 083575G
  • PER - 083575G
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

If Brisbane availability is successful in T1 2015, may open on the other metro campuses T2 2015 and onward.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

If Brisbane offering is successful in T1 2015, may open on the other metro campuses T2 2015 and onward.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

If Brisbane offering is successful in T1 2015, may open on the other metro campuses T2 2015 and onward.
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

If Brisbane availability is successful in T1 2015, may open on the other metro campuses T2 2015 and onward.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

If Brisbane offering is successful in T1 2015, may open on the other metro campuses T2 2015 and onward.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

If Brisbane offering is successful in T1 2015, may open on the other metro campuses T2 2015 and onward.
Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To gain entry to this course, you must have:

  • a bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or equivalent; or
  • a recognised diploma and two years relevant business experience; or
  • a recognised Certificate IV and three years relevant business experience; or
  • a minimum of five years relevant management experience; or
  • a minimum of 10 years relevant business experience.
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

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 Accreditiation

The Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Australian Institute of Project Management..

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 32
2017 36
2016 36
2015 18
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply the body of knowledge, principles and concepts of project management.
  • 2. Evaluate and solve problems requiring critical thinking and the application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of project management.
  • 3. Communicate effectively in collaborative contexts with both professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. Respond professionally and ethically to issues in a range of contexts.
  • 5. Analyse and synthesise issues in the project management discipline.
  • 6. Work independently, collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the location of their study.

Available units
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
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.