Graduate Certificate in Construction Management
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
If you believe building is in your future, start by building on your current qualifications and/or experience in the construction industry or switch to the industry now with Swinburne’s Graduate Certificate in Construction Management. It’s your gateway to making it happen.
Like any sort of profession, construction management is in itself a skill. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the role to enable you, as a graduate, to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of technical and management roles in the project-based construction industry.
Develop specialised knowledge of construction management such as managing people, equipment, materials, built environment and infrastructure assets. And learn how best to oversee technological processes and managerial aspects related to the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure.
It’s an ideal pathway for students with related qualifications to progress to a higher level of education in the field. Graduates, meanwhile, will be well-positioned to seek work in the burgeoning construction industry.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$20300 (total for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management, students must complete a total of 4 units (50 credit points) comprising:
- 4 Core units
The Graduate Certificate of Construction Management consists of 50 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 50 credit points and a part-time load comprises 25 credit points. The volume of learning of the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management is typically 6 months.
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management is 25 credit points (normally two units)
Units of study
Onshore international students can undertake no more than 25% of their course by online or distance education and may not study exclusively online/distance in any compulsory study period in accordance with government regulation.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
|CLO1||Apply specialised knowledge and skills in Construction Management practices related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure|
|CLO2||Identify, analyse, review and describe issues, changes, risks and trends in Construction Management practices and thereby provide systematic and rational solutions to complex problems using critical thinking, team-working and/or independent judgement|
|CLO3||Describe and/or develop contemporary and sustainable Construction Management trends, best practices and management solutions in the project-based construction industry|
|CLO4||Exercise clear and coherent communication for all professional purposes with specialist and non-specialist audiences including clients, customers, multi-disciplinary/ multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders|
|CLO5||Exercise and exhibit accountability, credibility, ethics, and responsibility for all personal work outputs|
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
- a Bachelor (Honours) (AQF level 8) or a Bachelor (AQF level 7) degree in any of following disciplines:
- 1. Engineering (Civil/ Construction)
- 2. Building
- 3. Architecture
- 4. Quantity Surveying
- 5. Construction Management
- 6. Other related engineering/ technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate,
- an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma (AQF level 6) in one of the above-mentioned cognate fields plus 3 years relevant work experience in the construction management domain*;
- a Diploma (AQF level 5) in a cognate field plus 5 years relevant work experience in the construction management domain*;
- a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7 or 8) in any discipline plus 5 years relevant work experience in the construction management domain*
*Relevant professional experience and evidence of academic capability will be determined by the Head of Academic Unit (or delegate) with reference to School-determined guiding principles. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application. Documents substantiating relevant experience are required, clearly detailing roles and duration, as well as evidence of formal and non-formal learning. Where relevant experience is used for the basis of admission, no further recognition for prior learning/credit can be granted on that basis.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)