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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

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management will provide you with a sound platform for a career in project management. It will complement your on-the-job training and equip you with the fundamental methodologies, modelling and analytical skills for the design and implementation of projects across a wide range of fields such as infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, IT, finance, law and various types of consultancy projects.

You may be eligible to apply if you do not hold a bachelor's degree but have relevant professional experience. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management offers you the flexibility to study on campus or online, or a combination of both. You can study full time over one semester or part time over one year. The graduate certificate will provide you with a foundation for the more intensive theoretical and practical work in the graduate diploma.

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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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. 

Applying for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

There is no separate application required to apply for a CSP. Once you apply for admission, if you are successful in securing a CSP, you will receive notification via an offer of admission.

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is not guaranteed as there are a limited number of CSPs available for postgraduate courses. The number of available CSPs for a course can change each semester/year. CSPs are also not automatically awarded for course transfers and upgrades.

CSPs are awarded for the duration of a course based on academic merit determined by the University and eligibility criteria specified by the Australian Government. Learn more about CSPs. If you do not qualify for a CSP you may be offered a domestic fee-paying place.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January 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 (February) 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 - 15 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 25 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 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising the 4 core Project Management Foundation units of study.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

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

  • an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification or
  • three years relevant industry experience and certifications (e.g. certification from the Project Management Institute) 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.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management can offer those without a recognised bachelor degree a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Project Management 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.

Future study options

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management can offer those without a recognised bachelor degree a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Project Management 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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