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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

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  • Awarded by:

    University of South Australia

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you essentials skills and training in planning, developing and delivering projects of different sizes and types - on time, on budget and to a high standard. Upon completion of this graduate certificate, you will be able to act as an effective project manager and have the ability to:

  • establish a project within its environment
  • prepare project plans to meet project objectives and requirements
  • develop documentation to achieve project objectives within time, cost and quality constraints
  • use appropriate management tools for monitoring and control of projects
  • understand the use and application of effective project management techniques throughout the life cycle of a project

With this knowledge, you will be able to work in any industry or business and play a valuable role in interdisciplinary project teams. This project management course uses the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework, which can be applied across different industries in both the public and private sectors.


Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a bachelor's degree; OR
  • Have six years relevant work experience; AND
  • Have English language proficiency

Areas of study

In this project management course, you will study:

Required unit:

  • Principles of project management A

Three out of the following seven units:

  • Project procurement
  • Integration, scope and risk management
  • Time, cost and quality management
  • Project law
  • Project feasibility and selection
  • Human resources and communication management
  • Applied project management
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Project Management from University of South Australia.

By studying this Graduate Certificate in Project Management program, you will gain the training and education to deliver high-quality projects on time and on budget. With these skills, you will be able to take on project management roles of increasing responsibility and boost your opportunities for career advancement. This project management program has a strong practical component so that you will be able to hit the ground running when you lead your next project.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Project Manager
  • Program Administrator
  • Project Administrator
  • Management Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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