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Graduate Diploma of Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

     
             

Key information

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Study mode

Distance Education
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Campus locations

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Duration

2 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3; Term 2; Term 3; Term 1 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890; 201815; 201845; 201875
Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3; Term 2; Term 3; Term 1 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890; 201815; 201845; 201875

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

Distance Education

Campus locations

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Master of Project Management prepares you to design, manage and deliver complex project solutions. It adopts a practitioner's focus and is consistent with the principles laid out in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Contemporary program

You will commence your study investigating and applying elements from the PMI Project Management Framework®. Topics include scoping the project, project planning, change control and project communications. You will also examine the use of project management software and modelling and analysis tools. Key factors in project success, such as people management and risk factor identification, are also covered.

Online convenience

All subjects are available for online study, without the need to attend on-campus lectures or residential schools. Subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, laboratory simulations and chat rooms.

Flexible delivery

You can complete your degree in two years of part-time study. CSU also gives you the flexibility to fast-track completion by taking extra subjects, slow down your study pace or take temporary leave to fit in with your busy schedule.

Learn from the best in the business

From day one of your course, you'll receive dedicated support from experienced lecturers with extensive business and practical experience.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

CSU's Master of Project Management provides excellent preparation for a global business career. You will have the advanced knowledge and skills to successfully lead and implement projects across a range of industry sectors, including information technology, government, banking and finance, manufacturing, health and education.

CSU's Master of Project Management provides excellent preparation for a global business career. You will have the advanced knowledge and skills to successfully lead and implement projects across a range of industry sectors, including information technology, government, banking and finance, manufacturing, health and education.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Applicants may receive up to 6 subjects credit for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at postgraduate level. Industry certifications in relevant areas will also be considered for credit.

Complete the IT Masters Eligibility Form to receive feedback on the level of credit you may be eligible to receive.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Master of Project Management is only available to study on campus.

The Master of Project Management is only available to study online.

You can study the Master of Project Management online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBLK
DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYYOBLK

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CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBLK
DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYYOBLK

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management consists of four (4) core subjects.

Core subjects

HRM502 Human Resource ManagementMGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


MGI521 Professional Communications

MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

Graduate Diploma of Project Management

The Graduate Diploma of Project Management consists of six (6) core subjects and two (2) restricted electives.

Core subjects

HRM502 Human Resource ManagementMGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


MGI512 The Project Lifecycle

MGI521 Professional CommunicationsMGT501 Management Theory and Practice


MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Management


Restricted Electives


Group A: Elective Academic subjects - choose one (1) subject from:


FIN571 Managerial Finance

ITC506 Topics in IT EthicsMGT540 Management of Change


MKT501 Marketing Management


Group B: Elective Industry subjects - choose one (1) subject from:


ITE518 Agile Project Management

MGI514 Project Management LeadershipMGI518 Program and Portfolio Management


MGI522 Developing Solutions


Master of Project Management


The Master of Project Management consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.


Core subjects


HRM502 Human Resource Management

MGT501 Management Theory and PracticeMGT510 Strategic Management**


MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment

MGI511 Project Management FundamentalsMGI512 The Project Lifecycle


MGI514 Project Management Leadership

MGI521 Professional Communications

** Capstone subject

Restricted Electives

Group A: Elective Academic subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

FIN571 Managerial FinanceITC506 Topics in IT Ethics


MGT540 Management of Change

MKT501 Marketing Management

Group B: Elective Industry subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

ITE518 Agile Project ManagementMGI518 Program and Portfolio Management


MGI522 Developing Solutions

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Calendar Session 1 intake

Session 1MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


HRM502 Human Resource Management


Session 2

MGI521 Professional CommunicationsMGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Calendar Session 2 intake


Session 1


MGI521 Professional Communications

HRM502 Human Resource Management

Session 2MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


MGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Calendar Session 3 intake


Session 1

MGI511 Project Management FundamentalsMGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Session 2


MGI521 Professional Communications

HRM502 Human Resource Management

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Calendar Session 1 intake

Session 1MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment


Session 2

HRM502 Human Resource ManagementMGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Session 3


Restricted Elective (Group A)

Restricted Elective (Group B)

Session 4MGI512 The Project Lifecycle


MGI521 Professional Communications


Calendar Session 2 intake


Session 1

MGT580 Forecasting and Risk AssessmentMGI521 Professional Communications


Session 2


MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

Session 3Restricted Elective (Group A)


MGI512 The Project Lifecycle


Session 4

HRM502 Human Resource ManagementRestricted Elective (Group B)


Calendar Session 3 intake


Session 1


MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

Session 2MGI512 The Project Lifecycle


MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment


Session 3

HRM502 Human Resource ManagementMGI521 Professional Communications


Session 4


Restricted Elective (Group A)

Restricted Elective (Group B)

Master of Project Management

Calendar Session 1 intake

Session 1MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment


Session 2

MGI521 Professional CommunicationsMGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Session 3


Restricted Elective (Group A)

Restricted Elective (Group B)

Session 4Restricted Elective (Group A)


MGI512 The Project Lifecycle


Session 5

HRM502 Human Resource ManagementRestricted Elective (Group B)


Session 6


MGI514 Project Management Leadership

MGT510 Strategic Management

Calendar Session 2 intake

Session 1MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment


MGI521 Professional Communications


Session 2

MGI511 Project Management FundamentalsMGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Session 3


Restricted Elective (Group A)

Restricted Elective (Group B)

Session 4HRM502 Human Resource Management


Restricted Elective (Group B)


Session 5

Restricted Elective (Group A)MGI514 Project Management Leadership


Session 6


MGI512 The Project Lifecycle

MGT510 Strategic Management

Calendar Session 3 intake

Session 1MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals


MGT501 Management Theory and Practice


Session 2

MGI521 Professional CommunicationsMGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment


Session 3


HRM502 Human Resource Management

Restricted Elective (Group B)

Session 4Restricted Elective (Group A)


MGI514 Project Management Leadership


Session 5

Restricted Elective (Group A)MGI512 The Project Lifecycle


Session 6


Restricted Elective (Group B)

MGT510 Strategic Management

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees. Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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