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.
This unit focuses on the aspects of project planning and project development. Building an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline, the unit will describe, clarify, and formalise project management of the front end of projects. This will prepare you for further study or bring new knowledge and skills to your professional work.
This unit focuses on the final two phases of project management; project delivery and handover. Continuing from PMQ501, you will develop your appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline.
The successful management and delivery of projects requires a firm understanding of project management systems – not only in isolation, but also the interactions between systems. Students will engage with this unit using a systems thinking and integration approach, learning to assess projects in regards to scope, schedule, quality and risk management.
You will learn conceptually about project management techniques such as the interface between organisational systems and innovation. In addition these systems are studied in the context of specific environments such as in health, safety and environmental management.
Successfully completing any professional project requires the engagement of individual employee. Project managers at all levels require an appreciation of human resources. Leadership skills are essential to ensure employees in an organisation are well-organised and driven to deliver project-related outcomes on time and within budget.
In this unit you will study the theory behind managing individuals within project teams, learning best-practice strategies to lead and motivate teams comprised of people with individual and cultural differences.
There is an emphasis on equipping students with practical skills in mediation and conflict resolution, communication and negotiation, accompanied by a specific focus on human resources legislation and ethics.
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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.
Further study may be required for some of these career outcomes.
Manage complex projects from inception to completion in order to achieve project-related goals that meet pre-defined success criteria.
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.
Build positive relationships in a collaborative team environment, developing project management strategies to identify risks with foresight and ingenuity.
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