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Project Management

Graduate Diploma

GD-PROJM

Course
Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Gain the skills and confidence to become a successful project manager and team leader.

Jared Fitzclarence

The most important benefit was that it [the course] gave me confidence to take on bigger challenges knowing that what I was doing aligned with industry standard practice that would remain robust on a world stage.

Accelerated learning

Many units are delivered through evening classes and online.

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This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to include topics in project quality, risk and procurement management and managerial effectiveness.

You’ll explore the application of quality management to projects, including planning, assurance, certification, audits, control, training, benchmarking and best practice. You will identify types of risks and learn risk analysis techniques. The function of contracting and procurement, and the acquisition process and contract administration are also examined.

You will also develop the skills effective managers use in order to carry out the people oriented tasks of management.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to this graduate diploma and then subsequently enrol in the master degree

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • The course is professionally accredited nationally and internationally.
  • It takes a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to projects.
  • You’ll learn best practice principles and skills that are applicable and sought-after in all industries.

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin's project management courses offer a broad approach to project management, so you can apply your learning to a wide range of industries, including construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, and research and development.

The teaching staff have an extensive range of professional experience in the field of project management, providing practical relevance to your learning.

Career information

The future of project management

As methodologies such as Agile and Scrum are incorporated into general management, dictating the way work is managed, project management skills are increasingly sought across all industries.

The accelerating adoption of automation technologies is also creating demand for project managers to manage the outputs of these systems. In fact, the International Project Management Institute reports that by 2027, employers will need more than 87 million additional people in project-management orientated roles.

Employment industries can include:

  • Commerce
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Public relations
  • Research and development.

What you'll learn

  • describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management
  • think critically and reflectively to analyse project management problems and issues and generate practical effective solutions to facilitate project success
  • source, critically evaluate and synthesise information to support comprehension and decision making in a project environment
  • communicate effectively graphically, orally, and in writing, with academic, professional and community stakeholders
  • use appropriate technologies for the facilitation of project management processes
  • use a range of strategies that will enable continued learning
  • appreciate the cultural diversity of the wider community and its impacts on project management
  • conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner; demonstrate skills in leadership,self-motivation and working in teams

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

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  • Curtin course code: GD-PROJM
  • CRICOS code: 027213J
  • Last updated on: June 29, 2022