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Type: Graduate Diploma
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 066177G
Duration: 1.3 Years
Fees: AUD $ 26,360
Course Intakes: FEB- JUN

Graduate Diploma of Project Management(APIC)

The objective of the Graduate Diploma of Project Management is to develop students and practitioners with the skills and knowledge to assume roles in the planning, delivery of complex projects in a range of industry settings. It will also embed the concepts of sustainability as a dimension of managerial decisions and processes. Project Managers need to think strategically and demonstrate mastery of managerial perspectives that can optimize the project value.

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:

  • fundamental project management knowledge and tools needed to manage a wide range of projects;
  • leadership and teamwork skills;
  • problem solving skills;
  • creativity and innovative thinking; and
  • ethics and sustainability skills.
Course Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, and key applied technologies, including information technology, needed for effective leadership, strategic operation and 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-
PRJ5108 Project Delivery and ProcurementPRJ5004 (corequisite)
PRJ5105 Project Integration and Change ManagementPRJ5001, PRJ5002, PRJ5003
PRJ5106 Research Methodology and Data Analysis ElectivePRJ5108


Recommended ElectivesPrerequisites
PRJ5107 Venture, Project Economics and FinancePRJ5001
BUS6001 Business Strategy ManagementPRJ5001


General ElectivesPrerequisites
PRJ6002 Strategic Portfolio ManagementBUS6001
BUS6002 Business Operations Management-
BUS6003 Business Law-
BUS6004 Enterprise Information SystemsPRJ5002
BUS6005 International Business-
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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