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Type: Graduate Certificate
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 066176G
Duration: 0.67 Year
Fees: AUD $ 13,180
Course Intakes: FEB- JUN

Graduate Certificate in Project Management(APIC)

The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management is to develop students and practitioners with the skills and knowledge to assume roles in the planning, delivery, and management of a range of projects within government, business, and industry. All studies are focused on projects in the selected industry contexts. The main purpose of the course is to impart new perspectives that shift the thinking focus of students from a normative to a transformative state.

EnglishLanguage Requirement

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6.5 6 6 6 6
PTE 58-65 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58
  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
In this course, you should expect to develop the following attributes:

  • basic project management knowledge and tools needed to manage a wide range of projects;
  • leadership and Communication skills;
  • critical thinking skills;
  • creativity and lateral thinking; and
  • ethics and sustainability skills.
Course Learning Outcomes

  • A specialised Knowledge of theories, concepts, principles, and key applied technologies, including information technology, needed for effective project management, and of key professional, ethical, industrial, and legislative codes and regulations.
  • Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesize knowledge from a range of industry and academic sources to provide solutions to problems in domains such as customer service, resource management, risk management, organisational methods, and implementation of new technologies and processes.
  • Cognitive skills to think critically, to evaluate new, dynamic, and complex project management risks and resources management requirements, and generate solutions to complex problems.
  • Specialised technical skills in project planning, project budgeting, preparing project timelines, and resource management required for specific projects.
  • Communication skills to clearly articulate complex concepts and solutions relating to the analysis, planning, design, and evaluation of approaches to customer service, resource management, risk management, organisational methods, and implementation of new technologies and processes.
  • Skills for clearly explaining complex knowledge and ideas relating to analysis, planning, design, and evaluation of appropriate to customer service, resource management, risk management, organisational methods, and implementation of new technologies and processes to various audiences, client, project teams and professionals.
  • Make high-level judgment concerning a range of technical and management functions in contexts including implementation of new finance structure, customer service models, strategy, and acquisition techniques.
  • Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions of project management within a range of contexts, including resource management, information technology, procurement, new product development, and service development.
  • Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and ethical professional practice across all functional areas, including research. Analysis, planning, implementation, review, and performance management, both within a team and when working autonomously.
  • Work effectively in diverse teams to deliver outcomes, both as team members and as team leaders, as appropriate to the context.

Course Structure

Compulsory UnitsPrerequisites
PRJ5001 Project Management Profession-
PRJ5002 Enterprise and Resource Planning-
PRJ5003 Project Constraint Management-
PRJ5004 Procurement, Quality and Risk Management-
Academic Requirements

Applicants must have:
  • successfully completed a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) or higher awarded by a recognised university or higher education the institution, in any discipline; OR
  • successfully completed an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma (AQF 6) awarded by a recognised university or higher education institution, in any discipline, AND have at least two-years full-time managerial and/or professional work experience in a related field; OR
  • a minimum of three-years full-time managerial and/or professional work experience in a related field; OR
  • a minimum of five-years full-time general work experience in a related field.

English language entry requirements

All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any postgraduate course at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:
  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score 6.5 or higher with no band below 6.0 in writing and speaking; OR
  • IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score 79 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18 OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, writing and speaking 180 OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 169 OR
  • PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 50.

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