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Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Become a valued and efficient project manager
Apply the principles, concepts and methodologies of project management. Gain the skills necessary to become a valued project manager in a range of industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, IT and research
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At the completion of this degree students will be able to:
- 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
- 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.
Opportunities for people with project management qualifications is increasing in fields such as construction, law, education, health, commerce, information technology, marketing, public relations, and research and development.
Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree from a recognised tertiary institution or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific degree entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Work and Life
Entry may be granted to applicants who do not have an academic qualification but who can demonstrate through professional work experience (minimum 5 years full-time management) their capacity to successfully undertake this degree.
If you are applying based on work experience you will need to meet the English Proficiency requirements.
English Proficiency Requirements
If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, or you are applying based on work experience you will need to meet the English Proficiency requirements. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/.
Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/accepted-english-proficiency-tests/
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.
Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.
To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/
It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.
More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning Policy (PDF).
Project Management is a distinct professional discipline, having its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project objectives. It provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. This degree adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology and research and development.
Recommended Study Pattern
Generally, the degree is fully planned in sequential progression and please find the suggested study plans for both full-time and part-time.
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Graduate Certificate in Project Management full time study plan
Graduate Certificate in Project Management part time study plan
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Project Management, students must complete 100 credit points (4 Core subjects).
Students must complete the award within 5 years.
This degree is an exit award of the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and the Master of Science (Project Management).
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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