Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDipProjMgt)

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Project management is a cross-disciplinary field that is vital for innovative activity in organisations and industries. Traditionally, project management has played an important role in defence, aerospace, construction and engineering. Increasingly, project management is being applied in areas such as IT, banking and finance, disaster relief recovery, climate change, telecommunications and mining.

The program is available in either online or intensive modes.

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Identify the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK), complex (including autonomous and independent systems) and complicated (linear) projects, including complex systems paradigms.
2. Analyse theories related to project management methodologies.
3. Effectively communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, and conclusions.
4. Collaborate with other project stakeholders to generate and evaluate project solutions.
5. Evaluate substantial research on topics of high relevance to project management.
6. Recognise and evaluate effective leadership within a project management context.

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Project Management

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Project Management .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Project Management, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 5004 Risk Assessment and Management 3
PROJMGNT 5021 Project Management Fundamentals 3
PROJMGNT 7038 Project Leadership and Communication 3
PROJMGNT 7040 Portfolios and Programs Management 3
PROJMGNT 7047 Systems Design for Projects 3
PROJMGNT 7056 Enterprise Transformation and Innovation 3
COMMERCE 7039 Business Research Methods (M) 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 7024 Complex Project Management 3
PROJMGNT 7057 Project Controls Method 3