Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management
Project management is about delivering successful results for business, government and the community. It requires passion, resolve and vision.
This 6-month program will set you up to manage projects at whole new scales and levels of complexity.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management places a strong emphasis on holistic and systems-based project management. You will:
- learn scalable project management concepts, methodologies and tools
- build your understandings around world-leading practices (PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2™)*
- confidently apply your learning to meet professional and organisational goals
- develop the leadership skills required for large-scale projects.
Where could it take you?
You could organise major sporting events or coordinate living arts festivals. You might manage megaprojects in healthcare, science, manufacturing, catering, entertainment or the defence sector. Perhaps you’ll head a marketing team in Silicon Valley or oversee the development of a multi-storey tower in Dubai. The graduate certificate can also lead into our graduate diploma and master in applied project management.
*PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GC059 Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
Please note: applicants without a Bachelors degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years work experience supported by a portfolio of evidence approved by the Faculty.SATAC Code: 3GC059
CRICOS 089707G Intake January, May and September
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent or 7 years relevant work experience as approved by the faculty.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $15,500 for 12 units
Tuition fees International student place: $21,250 for 12 units
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates acquire the knowledge and practical skills to enable them to move into higher management positions within their chosen fields. Those already in senior management will also greatly enhance their efficiency and output.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The University of Adelaide is:
- a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
- approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses.
PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Project Manager, Risk Manager, Innovation Manager, Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Development Officer, Project Officer
Students will complete four core courses that provide basic skills in planning linear projects, addressing risks in linear projects, leading projects and an introduction to complex systems generally.
The strategy underpinning the design of the nested Master of Applied Project Management is to provide a set of four courses in the Graduate Certificate section of the program which provide appreciation and basic skills in planning, as follows:
- The basics and core skills of linear project management and planning of projects in 'Applied Project Management 1'
- The risks which projects experience in 'Managing Project and Systemic Risks'
- Leadership of projects in 'Leadership of Organisations'
- Exploration of complex systems in relation to managing complex projects in 'Systems Fundamentals'.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Areas of SpecialisationAs Project Management is relevant across a broad range of different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field of interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussion.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Core courses PROJMGNT 5004: Risk Assessment and Management
PROJMGNT 5021: Project Management Fundamentals
PROJMGNT 7038: Project Leadership and Communication
PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Design for Projects
CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the following link to browse a range of study plans or request a personalised study plan: Study Plans.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
Assessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of oral presentations, written and/or practical assignments, quizzes and class participation.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020