A Graduate Certificate in Project Management is the shortest course for gaining a university qualification in the discipline. Students do four subjects from a Graduate Diploma or Master's program. Upon finishing, you have the option to continue with the longer program.
With 100% online project management courses, you typically study part-time while working full-time. A Graduate Certificate in Project Management can be completed in 8 months part-time. The standard entry requirements are a bachelor degree (any discipline) OR five years of work experience.
RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management from RMIT Online is part of one of Australia's longest-running university programs. The 100% online course has AIPM endorsement and graduates can gain recognition as a Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP). Learning is accelerated, with subjects delivered year-round in 7-week teaching blocks. Both Generalist and IT Project Management study streams are available. Subjects include an introduction to project management, PM techniques, and managing project teams. The IT specialisation covers agile software development. This course is a pathway to RMIT's Graduate Diploma in Project Management.
SCU Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Southern Cross University is likely Australia's most flexible and affordable course of this kind. As well, the program has AIPM endorsement and is aligned with the PMBOK Guide. The accelerated, 100% online course contains only one compulsory subject: Project Management Principles. Other subjects may be chosen from the master's program, including from specialist study streams in Accounting, Business Management, Engineering, Health Services, Information and Knowledge Management, and Managing and Leading People. Topics include project initiation and planning, quality control and risk, project procurement, contract management, and an introduction to agile project management.