CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management

Overview

Course Overview

This course provides you with the opportunity to extend your understanding of project management by establishing a deep foundation 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 through case studies. Each case study enables you to explore the application of project management closely aligned to your chosen career path. 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 avocation of ongoing professional career development are integrated into the coursework material and assessments. 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 organisations. 

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 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) GradDipProjMgmt
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • MKY - 088197K
  • SYD - 088197K
  • MEL - 088197K
  • BNE - 088197K
  • PER - 088197K
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 Requirements
  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent;
  • or a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or equivalent.

International students should refer to https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements for further information including English Language requirements.

Security Requirements
N/A
Health Requirements
N/A
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

This is a new course and accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI) will be sought. CQUniversity’s postgraduate project management courses have been designed to develop graduates who will be eligible for membership with the Project Management Institute and it is expected that accreditation will be finalised in late 2018. More details will be available on the CQUniversity student handbook when finalised. For eligibility concerning membership, please refer to the Project Management Institute official web site: http://www.pmi.org/gac/global-accreditation-center.aspx

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 17
2017 23
2016 12
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the principles of project management and how they are applied throughout the project life cycle
  • 2. Formulate innovative solutions and processes to project management problems
  • 3. Develop and update project management documentation tailored to the project and organisational context
  • 4. Apply appropriate decision-making processes that deal with unfamiliar project contexts to improve outcomes
  • 5. Apply contemporary project management knowledge and skills to projects with varied complexities
  • 6. Employ appropriate soft skills in managing activities, engaging stakeholders and leading project teams
  • 7. Manage ethical issues within a project context and evaluate actions and performance to ensure continuous improvement.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Elective 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
Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 42


Students must undertake all of the following units.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20011 Contract and Procurement Management
PPMP20012 Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems

Students can select one unit from the two optional units listed below. Students who intend to continue their studies in the Masters of Project Management course (CV84) are highly encouraged to consider taking Project Management Research Proposal unit (PPMP20015) which is a core unit in the master's course in order to enrol smoothly in the second year of the master course.

Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
PPMP20015 Research in Project Management
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
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 have to complete one elective unit from the recommended electives list below. However, students have the discretion to choose individual units from any course offered within the CQUniversity provided they meet the prerequisite requirements of that units in order to make up the 6 credit points of electives needed to complete the degree.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT20135 Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making
MGMT20143 Think Big
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
PPMP20013 Project Management for Operators of Large Assets
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.