8 months intensive part-time
$3,360 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

Program introduction

You have shown aptitude as a project manager – or perhaps want to start a career in this field – but you need to credentialise your knowledge. You want to develop your skills through expert teaching so you can lead confidently and make decisions based on proven strategies.  

The online Graduate Certificate in Project Management will equip you with strong foundations to effectively manage teams and projects. You’ll build on your existing industry experience to gain the necessary knowledge to lead projects and liaise with stakeholders.

The practical skills you will learn in our online Graduate Certificate in Project Management are highly sought across many industries throughout the world. The ability to manage projects across every stage – on time and to budget – means you will be prepared for successful project management in booming industries. Mining, IT, events, engineering, construction – or anything else you choose.

Our Graduate Certificate in Project Management is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in Australia, educating people in all facets of project management for over 20 years. Now the Graduate Certificate has the added convenience of being intensive and completely online, with no on-site lectures or commitments, with the option to move on to the Graduate Diploma or even the Masters degree.

The most efficient way to qualify your career

Finish your online Graduate Certificate in Project Management in just eight months thanks to our innovative intensive learning structure. Offering six intakes per year, our study periods run for seven weeks each, focusing on one course at a time for fast-tracked, consolidated learning. This format helps you learn, grasp and apply each new concept before beginning the next.

Doing postgraduate study doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your lifestyle or cut back at work. Forget weekend intensives or classes that start the second you leave work – online study is ready whenever and wherever you are, and you’ll gain knowledge and tools that you can begin applying to your work today.

A postgraduate level qualification

Our Graduate Certificate in Project Management is Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 postgraduate degree.

Industry-accredited courses

Courses studied in the online Graduate Certificate in Project Management are part of the fully PMI-accredited Master of Project Management degree. RMIT alumni are among the most sought-after in Australia, and employers across the country favour our project management programs.

No on-campus obligations

While you will have online assessments, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered direct to you, wherever you are. 

An interactive and supportive way to learn

Has it been a while since you’ve undertaken tertiary study, or is this your first time formalising your experience? No problem. From the day you apply to the day you graduate, you’ll have the benefit of our personalised study concierge service who will be available throughout your studies to provide guidance and support if ever you need it, from assessment due dates to topic organisation.  

Studying online isn’t a lonely endeavour. Thanks to our cutting-edge online learning platform, you’ll interact and engage with our expert staff and your fellow classmates, and also connect with members of a range of industries, effectively growing your professional network.

Don’t have time to study online? Think again.

Our interactive Study Planner asks you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week, and where you could potentially allocate time towards study.

You’ll discover just how achievable it is to fit the weekly recommended 15 hours of study into your life.


Program details


2018 tuition fees are $3,360 per 12 credit point course, totalling $13,440 for four courses.
See our Fees page for information. Fees apply to 2018 only. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Program duration

4 courses | 8 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration

Program intakes

Six intakes, annually (January, March, May, July, September and October)


The Graduate Certificate is also a pathway to the Master degree for some students.

Entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or
Minimum of five years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than five years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.



A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment. Students are assessed on how well each of their course learning outcomes are met, in alignment with the overall program learning outcomes.

Course assessments will occur across a seven-week teaching period and are designed to progressively build in weight over time, with each linking back and building on the last.

Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:

  • Analysis of case studies;
  • Costing exercises;
  • Reflective writing tasks;
  • Proposals and reports; and
  • Interactive contribution to online discussions.

As many of our students are working full-time and have professional commitments during the week, course assessments are usually due on Sunday or Monday evenings, allowing optimum time over the weekend to finesse for submission.

Rich feedback will be provided to students throughout the teaching period via online forums on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

English language requirements

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.

You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  1. an accepted English language proficiency test
  2. an accepted English language provider, or
  3. a recognised Australian or international qualification.

English language proficiency tests minimum scores:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information

Industry connections

This program is committed to providing work-integrated learning (WIL) and learning tasks that will expose you to the workplace.

WIL is an integral component in many assessments that call for problem-based learning and critical reflection on practice.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.


Career outlook

The program's multidisciplinary approach will broaden your knowledge and understanding of project management and further develop your skills for working on collaborative projects across various industries.