Graduate Diploma of Project Management
Swinburne Online - online delivery only
The Graduate Diploma of Project Management [Online delivery] equips professionals with the expertise to manage projects across a range of industries.
This course does more than teach the fundamentals, it prepares you to manage project teams, human resources, budgets and organisational behaviour. You’ll learn about project management in relation to change management, entrepreneurship, risk management, ethics and leadership.You’ll graduate with the confidence, knowledge and skills to create and communicate professional project management plans. You’ll also have created a pathway to a Master of Project Management.
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.
Online (March, July, November) - View application and start dates
A$40200 (annual 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.
Study with Swinburne Online
With Swinburne Online, the learning experience is 100% online and studied at your own pace. Our courses are built for the jobs of the future with a focus on collaboration and our flexible learning environment empowers you to study on your own terms. They are developed by leaders in the field and taught by professionals with industry experience.
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 award of Graduate Diploma of Project Management students must complete eight (8) units of study comprising:
- 6 core units (75 credit points)
- 2 units from the elective list (25 credit points)
Units of study
Students must complete all six core units as listed below:
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of key project management principles, standards and practice
- critically evaluate project management theories, methodologies and frameworks in a range of business management, entrepreneurial and industry contexts
- critically analyse problems from interdisciplinary perspectives and multiple points of view to establish innovative solutions
- communicate in a proficient and professional manner and operate as an effective leader or member of a team
- critically evaluate, justify and articulate appropriate responses to ethical issues and dilemmas in project management environments
- apply critical thinking to promote new and innovative approaches to project management in various business and entrepreneurial contexts
The following core units of this course are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management as the Master of Project Management Discipline Core Units: INF70005 Strategic Project Management, PRM60002 Project Management for Business Development, PRM70002 Leading Complex Projects, and PRM80002 Project Governance and Resource Management. The outcomes of these units are aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the Business Services Training Package competency standards.
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 recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience* or
**Students entering under this admission requirement will be given full credit for the units completed in the Graduate Certificate.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
- any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
How to apply
Please note: This online course is not available to on-shore international students holding a student visa.
Find out more
Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)