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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely. 

This course will be available for students to study remotely whilst the Australian border remains closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

About this course

If you would like to further your career in project leadership through a short course, the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership will suit you. This course is for experienced project managers and senior managers seeking to develop the critical complex thinking and communication skills required for successful project leadership.

Graduate certificates typically require six months of full time study or one year of part time study, with the option to progress to a master's program. If you enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership you may apply to upgrade your award to the Graduate Diploma in Project Management if you maintain a credit average (65 percent or above).

Subject areas

This course does not have a specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership complete 24 credit points (cp) made up of foundational and specialist units of study, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline and five years work experience, with a middle to senior project management position or similar or
  • a combination of industry certifications or college diplomas or equivalent qualification and five years professional work experience, with a middle to senior project management position or similar

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Future study options

The Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership can offer those without a recognised bachelor degree a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Leadership and then possible progression to the master's program. Maintaining a credit average in the Graduate Certificate will allow you to upgrade your award to the Graduate Diploma.

Domestic students

International students

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