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CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management

Overview

Course Overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to extend their understanding of project management by establishing a deep foundational knowledge base of the theoretical principles as well as the practical application of project management. The course consists of coursework that explores the principles of project management as based on recognised international standards, guidelines and frameworks. Examples of different project domains are explored thorough case studies. Each case study enables the student to explore the application of project management closely aligned to their chosen career paths. The course develops technical skills in the initiation, bidding, tendering, planning, design, procurement, execution, reporting, commissioning, hand over, and post project support of projects. Human skills in stakeholder management, communication, team building, negotiation, and the advocation of ongoing professional career development are integrated into the coursework material and assessments. Then finally, the systems perspectives of project and program management are investigated with respect to the applications systems, information, and knowledge that is required to achieve effective project, program and portfolio management in modern large organisations.

This course is suitable for those students who are seeking to develop skills to further their project management careers, as well as those who are pursuing other disciplines such as Business, Engineering, Health, and ICT.

Career Information

Career opportunities are endless for Project Management graduates. Employment can be found many industries, such as Engineering, Business, IT, Construction, Health, Government, Mining, Transportation and many others. The course will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage for you over others without this qualification.

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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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) GradDipProjMgmt
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

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

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

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

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
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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
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney
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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 Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements
  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or equivalent.
  • Please see the Graduate Certificate of Project Management handbook entry for more information.
  • International students should Refer to for http://www.cqu.edu.au/study/useful-info/english-requirements further information including English Language international student page requirements
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 CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Exit Awards CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 14
2018 18
2017 23
2016 12
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Review the evolution of modern project, program and portfolio management in organisations and examine its future directions.
  • 2. Distinguish between the roles of people and technology in managing project, programs and portfolios.
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing of projects.
  • 4. Choose project, program and portfolio management practices that are tailored to meet organisational goals in a number of project domains.
  • 5. Critically evaluate the impact of and organisations project, program and portfolio strategies, processes, outputs and outcomes upon stakeholders.
  • 6. Demonstrate in a practical environment and context knowledge, skills, and research into project, program and portfolio mangement.
  • 7. Demonstrate as a project manager, or as a member of a team, interpersonal, professional, and technical project management skills.
  • 8. Appraise own performance and professional development as a project manager.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 1 Total credit points: 6

Students are to select one unit from any of the three elective units below.

Year 1 - Term 2
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
ENMM20023 Introduction to Asset and Maintenance Management
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.