Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

157706 v.3 Graduate Diploma in Project Management


Course CRICOS Code: 027213J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


Project management is a distinct professional discipline, having its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project objectives. It provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. The course adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in such industries as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology and research and development.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Appropriate bachelors degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum two years relevant work experience, or a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

10895 v.3   Project Management 641 3.0 25.0
10899 v.3   Procurement Management 642 3.0 25.0
13619 v.3   Project Quality Management 641 3.0 25.0
5698 v.5   Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

10896 v.3   Cost Management 642 3.0 25.0
10897 v.3   Time Management 641 3.0 25.0
10898 v.3   Risk Management 641 3.0 25.0
5755 v.6   Managerial Effectiveness 571 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y     Y Y
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2       Y Y

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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