Graduate Certificate in Project Management


Course Objectives

  • 4 Credit Points

  • 4 Units of Study


AQF Level
Program Code

Part Time Study



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Graduate Statement

The CPEE GCPM Graduate will possess knowledge and skills in managing the planning, implementation, application, conduct, delivery and evaluation of complex projects. They will have the capacity to effectively apply their learning to managing a wide range of project types and situations, and the potential to develop into highly competent project management professionals.

Graduate Attributes

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management Program Learning Outcomes contribute to achieving the CPEE Graduate Attributes.

  1. In-depth knowledge & skills in a discipline area: an in-depth knowledge within the field of study, based on current and emerging national and international practice.
  2. Judgement, analysis and problem solving: the ability to define, analyse and create viable solutions to a range of problems and to reflect on potential outcomes.
  3. Creativity and inventiveness: the ability to generate creative and innovative solutions to discipline and social challenges.
  4. Effective communication and collaboration: the abilities to collaborate, communicate and present information and concepts clearly, fluently and within context to diverse audiences via multiple media.
  5. Sustainability, socially and ethically focussed: the ability to respond appropriately to discipline issues with a commitment to sustainability, social and high ethical standards.
  6. Information and digital literacy: the ability to recognise when information is needed and to locate, interpret, evaluate, and effectively use the information as required.
  7. Lifelong learning to increase self-potential: the ability to pursue personal and work-based development in a changing environment through self-managed learning.

Program Structure

Project Management Elements


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Project Assessment, Delivery and Completion


Contractual Dispute Resolution Variations and Claims


Sustainable Physical Infrastructure


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Project Leadership

541, 560

Contracts: Principles, Management & Risk


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Admission Requirements

Admission is based on meeting the equivalent of AQF Level 7 in a cognate discipline and meeting the minimum English language requirements, as per PR006 and PR007. Examples of meeting the equivalent AQF Level 7 in a cognate discipline are provided in (a) to (c) below.

a) A three (3) year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline at AQF7; or
b) A two (2) year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline at AQF6, plus at least three (3) years of documented and verified relevant work experience that equates to AQF Level 7; or
c) Demonstrated relevant formal, non-formal and informal prior learning deemed equivalent to items a) or b) above that equates to AQF Level 7.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management a candidate must complete all units in Part A plus any two (2) units from Part B of the Schedule of Units.
Units can only be attempted following successful completion of the required pre-requisites or by concurrent enrolment in co-requisites.

Enrolment Pattern

The default and minimum enrolment pattern for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management is one (1) unit per semester. A maximum enrolment of two (2) units per semester is normally permitted.

All units may not be offered in all semesters.

Maximum Completion Time

The standard maximum time for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management is 3 calendar years dated from the time of initial enrolment. Refer to PO028 Policy on Program Duration regarding program completion times, Leave of Absence and Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances.

Awarding of Credit


Credit for previous equivalent formal, non-formal or informal prior learning or cross institutional study undertaken is awarded in line with GL013 CPEE Guidelines for Awarding of Academic Credit.

PR042: Procedure for Awarding of Academic Credit

Semester Unit Fee Schedule

2023  (All fees are GST free) Student Type  
Domestic International Field of Education
Program Standard
Per Unit
Per Unit
Graduate Certificate in Asset Management $3,390.00 $3,895.00 080315
Graduate Certificate in Project Management $3,390.00 $3,895.00 080315
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology $3,390.00 $3,895.00 030999
Master of Pavement Technology $3,390.00 $3,895.00 030999
Single Unit (Non Award) $3,390.00 $3,895.00 030999
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