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Graduate Certificate of Project Management

Upskill your project management abilities totake on large-scale and more challenging projectswith a Graduate Certificate of Project Management.

Postgraduate

Qualification

8 months full-time

Duration

Mar, Jul, Nov

Start Date

4

Units

100% Online

Learning Mode

$14,800*

Fees

‘The benefit of studying online with Swinburne Online has allowed me to schedule my time efficiently and effectively around [my life]. I have been provided with a world-class education led by industry leaders and professionals.’

Kate, Swinburne Online graduate

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As a Project Manager, you’ll have a strong future ahead of you, with a 6.1% increase expected in the next five years.   

Our business faculty has received a five-star rating for learning engagement, student support and skills development. 

‘The benefit of studying online with Swinburne Online has allowed me to schedule my time efficiently and effectively around [my life]. I have been provided with a world-class education led by industry leaders and professionals.’

Kate, Swinburne Online graduate

6.1% ▴

As a Project Manager, you’ll have a strong future ahead of you, with a 6.1% increase expected in the next five years.   

Our business faculty has received a five-star rating for learning engagement, student support and skills development. 

Upskill your project management abilities

You will gain a foundation in project management theory, with a knowledge of both traditional and agile methodologies and how to apply them in real workplace contexts. The course will help you to build confidence and technical expertise, as well as developing greater capability to deal with the management challenges of complex projects.

Coursework emphasises the value of clear communication and comprehensive planning, equipping you with a practical toolbox of skills and strategies that can be applied in diverse situations. You will develop the ability to anticipate complications ahead of time and devise creative solutions, informed by the particular aims and constraints of a project.

Completing the Graduate Certificate of Project Management is also a pathway to further study and professional development with a Graduate Diploma of Project Management.

What will you learn?

  • Project management: Successfully manage people and resources in order to complete projects in a results-driven environment.
  • Leadership: Become a leader with a proficient skill set and the ability to communicate effectively, using sound management strategies to ensure people work to the best of their ability to achieve project-specific goals.
  • Problem-solving: Solve problems with ingenuity and a solid foundation in the real-life application of project management theory.
  • Collaboration: Effective collaboration necessitates flexible leadership – learn to collaborate and allocate resources in a collaborative environment in order to achieve project-related targets.

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Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.

Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, 7 days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.

Structure

Your course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Project Management consists of four units.

You will learn the fundamentals of project management in units like ‘Strategic Project Management’, which focus on teaching students to evaluate project situations and determine the appropriate management strategy to apply to achieve results.

Why study a degree in project management with Swinburne Online? Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. View all units in this graduate certificate.

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How you'll learn

Learning designed for online

Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.

Your online study journey

You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience; or
  • A minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience.

Speak to one of your Course Consultants to find out more.

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

Fees

The estimated fee for this course is $14,800*.

Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.

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Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Swinburne Online connection to industry

A Graduate Certificate of Project Management is an excellent first step if you are wishing to upskill and refresh your existing professional knowledge, also acting as a pathway to further study and professional development with the Graduate Diploma of Project Management.

Take a leadership role not just in project planning, but delivering the exciting results. You’ll be part of every process, from ideation to execution.

In this dynamic role, you’ll use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to key stakeholders.

Methodically plan the scope and direction of IT projects, ensuring they reach completion in a timely fashion.

Oversee the marketing team in their pursuit of project-related goals, using a variety of marketing techniques.

Accreditations 

The Graduate Certificate of Project Management is nationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Testimonial

‘Studying online gives you the flexibility to work around your own schedule as well as maintaining the life you have built for yourself, or are in the process of building.’

Drew

Swinburne Online graduate

FAQs
What are other students asking?
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For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.
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When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Advisors and they will take care of it for you.
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You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you. There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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