CL83 - Graduate Diploma of Construction Management


Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (GDCM) forms part of the Master of Construction Management (MCM) and includes principles of project management as it applies across different phases of the construction cycle to achieve successful project outcomes in terms of time, cost, quality, safety, and sustainability for construction projects. This course provides the basis for exciting careers as construction managers and assists with employment areas of Construction Management principles and includes; Project Management principles; Construction Procurement, Construction Contract Administration, Construction Rick Management and Construction Technology.

The course aims to improve the course learning outcomes and students will learn the general principles of project management within the context of specific construction management techniques.

The course is appropriate for people seeking careers in construction management, project management from a national and international construction management perspective. It also provides valuable education for those seeking a broader career basis such as; architecture, builders, engineers, quality surveys, construction economists, and facilities managers.

This course will provide opportunities for students to advance their studies in construction management in either full-time or part-time modes.

Career Information

Construction managers plan, organise and control activities associated with a wide range of building projects. Employment opportunities exist in government departments, construction, building and sub-contracting companies, federal, state and local government departments and authorities and corporations with a large building portfolio. There are many employment opportunities for construction management professionals from a national and international perspective.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
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) PGradDipCM
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
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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Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2022


Term 2 - 2022


Term 1 - 2022

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2022

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Term 1 - 2022

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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

N/A  - This is a exit award only

Security Requirements


Health Requirements


Assumed Knowledge

Direct entry into Masters of Construction Management at CQUniversity

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 30
Second year 40
Third Year 50
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the coherent body of knowledge and the underlying principles and concepts of construction management
  • 2. Students will research and develop contemporary practice and formulate solutions to problems within the context of construction management and related practices
  • 3. Students will be able to plan and execute construction management practices based on principles, ideas and risk in a collaborative context with professionals, paraprofessionals and the general community
  • 4. Students will demonstrate professional judgement, adaptability and responsibility when identifying and responding to cultural, ethical and social issues in diverse context
  • 5. Students will develop the ability to work independently and collaboratively and have cognate skills to critically evaluate and apply feedback to improve performance.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced 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 concept
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
More Details
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