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Graduate Diploma of Project Management

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    12 months (full time) or 18 months (part time)

  • Units

    8

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Overview of the course

Gain new skills and a greater understanding of project management principles. Study the Graduate Diploma of Project Management online and you will learn to manage resources, identify and manage risk, and bring analysis and strategy to your project work in a broad range of industries.

This qualification teaches you how to manage project teams, to optimise available resources and manage change. It brings new understanding to managing budgets and decodes organisational behaviour. You will develop your problem-solving skills and learn how to design and communicate innovative solutions to different audiences.

Course work includes techniques for creating and communicating professional project plans, dealing with complex business problems, supporting organisational change and responding to ethical issues.

Our graduates receive certification into the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). AIPM is the premier body for project management in Australia, with over 10,000 members. It is recognised by Australian businesses, industries and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.

What are the entry criteria?

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 Graduate Certificate of Project Management.

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.

I enjoy the flexibility and the quality of course content and support.

Ceara, Swinburne Online graduate

Course Units

Students must complete 6 core units and choose 2 of the following electives.

Core units

Strategic Project Management (INF70005)
Project Management for Innovative Outcomes (PRM60002)
The Risk Management Spectrum (PRM60003)
Operations Management (SCM60001)
Leading Complex Projects (PRM70002)
Project Governance and Resource Management (PRM80002)

Electives

Accounting Systems and Reporting (ACC60008)
Economics (ECO80001)
Opportunity Discovery (ENT60006)
Corporate Financial Management (FIN80005)
Designing for Change (FST80008)
Behaviour in Organisations (HRM60016)
Leading Innovation in the Workforce (MGT60044)
Business Strategy (MGT80002)
Leadership for Innovation (ORG80008)
Marketing Management (MKT60010)
Corporations and Contract Law (LAW60003)
Contemporary Issues in Business Analysis (INF80014)

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Project Manager

    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.

  • Business Analyst

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

  • IT Project Manager

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

  • Marketing Project Manager

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

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of key project management principles, standards and practice
  • Critically evaluate project management theories, methodologies and frameworks in a range of business management, entrepreneurial and industry contexts
  • Critically analyse problems from interdisciplinary perspectives and multiple points of view to establish innovative solutions
  • Communicate in a proficient and professional manner and operate as an effective leader or member of a team
  • Critically evaluate, justify and articulate appropriate responses to ethical issues and dilemmas in project management environments
  • Apply critical thinking to promote new and innovative approaches to project management in various business and entrepreneurial contexts

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Project Management students must complete eight (8) units of study (100 credit points) comprising of:

  • Seven (7) core Project Management units (87.5 credit points)
  • One unit (12.5 credit points) from the option list

Volume of Learning
1 year of full time study or equivalent. The Graduate Diploma of Project Management consists of a total of 8 units (100 credit points total). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps.). In a year, eight (8) units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points.

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Start your application online or speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 069 765.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    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.

  • Which units should I start with?

    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 Liaison Team and they will take care of it for you.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    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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