The Graduate Diploma in Project Management program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you the skills and training to successfully create, plan, develop and deliver projects on time and on budget. This ability is essential in every business and in every industry, and will make you a highly sought-after addition to any organisation.
Upon completion of this graduate diploma, you will have the ability to perform all the tasks and responsibilities of a project manager from inception to commissioning, including how 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 apply project management methodology to any area of expertise and be an effective member of 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:
In this project management course, you will study:
Principles of project management
Integration, scope and risk management
Time, cost and quality management
Project feasibility and selection
Human resources and communication management
Applied project management
If you choose not to study the entire Graduate Diploma in Project Management program you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period.
Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.
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By studying this Graduate Diploma in Project Management program, you will gain the education and training to deliver high-quality projects on time and on budget, and become an effective project management professional. These invaluable skills will enable you to build a career as a project manager or step into roles of increasing size, responsibility and leadership in your current work.
The practical components of this course will train you to integrate and apply your knowledge and skills, so you can organise anything from an outdoor event to the design and construction of complex building projects.
How else will I benefit from this graduate diploma?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Project Management from the University of South Australia, as if you had studied on campus.
Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
This course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.
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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).
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