Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management

POSTGRADUATE

Develop your ability to lead projects.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Develop your career in project management with a qualification that equips you with leadership skills that are essential in a wide variety of sectors.

With an emphasis on the practical application of theory to respond to current and emerging issues, you will learn how to run complex projects with a range of stakeholders, managing all phases on time and to budget, and contribute to an increase in business effectiveness.

The added convenience of being intensive and completely online, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides an excellent pathway to the Graduate Diploma.

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Get ready to lead and manage complex projects

Develop your career in project management with a qualification that equips you with leadership skills that are essential in a wide variety of sectors.

Taught by industry experts

Scope, develop and manage a project utilising appropriate project management techniques.

One of Australia’s longest-running PM programs

Critique legal cases in project management practice and identify the legal implications for professional practice.

The home of best practice

Apply best practice project management principles to assess the efficacy of project management practice in a workplace setting.

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Lead teams with confidence

Build your understanding of best practice principles and practices of project management, then develop your capacity to apply these in any commercial, industrial or professional context.

What you will study

Developed by industry specialists with hands-on experience, this program focuses on key areas of Project Management to build a broad skillset.

Study on campus

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

You have shown aptitude as a project manager – or perhaps want to start a career in this field – but you need to credentialise your knowledge.

You want to develop your skills through expert teaching so you can lead to confidently and make decisions based on proven strategies.  

The online Graduate Certificate in Project Management will equip you with strong foundations to effectively manage teams and projects. You’ll build on your existing industry experience to gain the necessary knowledge to lead projects and liaise with stakeholders.

The practical skills you will learn in our online Graduate Certificate in Project Management are highly sought across many industries throughout the world. The ability to manage projects across every stage – on time and to budget – means you will be prepared for successful project management in booming industries. Mining, IT, events, engineering, construction – or anything else you choose.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to grasp and apply key Project Management concepts to your current or prospective workplace. You will be able to lead and direct projects confidently with the knowledge learnt from the Graduate Certificate of Project Management.

Our Graduate Certificate in Project Management is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in Australia, educating people in all facets of project management for over 20 years.

Now the Graduate Certificate has the added convenience of being intensive and completely online, with no on-site lectures or commitments, with the option to move on to the Graduate Diploma or even the Master's degree.

The 100% online, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

The driving force behind our project management program is the industry connections that inform the design and delivery.

Learning from renowned academics, you can be confident that the quality and relevance of our program has the backing of an advisory board of notable industry leaders.

4 courses | 8 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

Career

The world will be at your feet with a career in project management. You can lead and motivate a team, utilise your leadership and management skills to head up projects and ensure they are completed on time and within budget.

According to official Australian Government figures, the number of job openings for specialist managers is predicted to be greater than 50,000.

A successful career in this field requires an analytical mind and ability to work well under pressure. You must be up for a challenge, be able to think outside the box to solve problems and be prepared to lead a team.

There are plenty of options open to you with these skills. Project managers are required in a range of industries to look after risk management, quality control, human resources, stock and procurement.

Once you’re qualified, you can enjoy such career opportunities as becoming a project manager or leader, a team leader, a contract manager or more.

Get on board now, and be on the way to the career of your dreams.

Courses studied in the online Graduate Certificate in Project Management are part of the fully PMI-accredited Master of Project Management degree. RMIT alumni are among the most sought-after in Australia, and employers across the country favour our project management programs.

Admissions

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or

Minimum of five years’ professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than five years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience.

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or

Minimum of five years’ professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than five years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may continue on to further study at Master’s level.

The Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway to the Master’s degree for some students.

Fees

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,720 per course
  • Total AU$14,880 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,720 per course
  • Total AU$14,880 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.