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    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

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    Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct,

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Form a theoretical and practical foundation of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

A qualification in project management will allow you the flexibility to work in a range of industries, and is also an ideal first step on the path towards a project management career in your preferred industry. What sets QUT apart is our commitment to equipping graduates with a solid foundation of project management theory as well as skills that translate across industries.

For project managers no day is ever exactly the same. It is a dynamic career path with the potential to span various industries and opens up a wide variety of potential career possibilities and opportunities for progression.

As a QUT graduate you will be positioned to achieve success in a real workplace context, harnessing your theoretical and practical knowledge as well as your own initiative and skills to see projects through to their successful completion. You will have a firm theoretical and practical knowledge base to draw from and will be ready to deal with a diversity of project management challenges.

You also have the option of continuing your study to attain a full Master of Project Management.

This course is available to international students.

QUT is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) as a course provider of the Graduate Certificate of Project Management.

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Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Project Management with:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification), and two years full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience.

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"Don't let the lack of formal qualifications in the area hold you back! My advice is just to go and apply for study. You'll learn more about the field you are working in, be better prepared for the workforce and become more competitive as a result."

Ryan Karl QUT student | Eligible though prior work experience

Course Units

You can study full time, part time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending on what is happening in your life at the time. Choose up to two units every teaching period, factoring in approximately 12-15 hours of study per week and unit.

When reviewing QUT course documentation, please note that the code PMN refers to the on-campus version of a unit and the code PMQ refers to the online version.


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Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, graduates will possess a general overview of project management best practice, as well as practical skills they can apply in their current and future roles across a range of industries.

Project Manager

Manage complex projects from inception to completion in order to achieve project-related goals that meet pre-defined success criteria.

Account Manager

Maintain existing relationships with clients to ensure ongoing collaboration and partnership.

Project Business Analyst

Manage processes relating to business performance and reporting, including the preparation of business documentation.

Project Coordinator

Build positive relationships in a collaborative team environment, developing project management strategies to identify risks with foresight and ingenuity.

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