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

The foundations of success

RMIT’s online Graduate Certificate in Project Management will give you strong project management foundations. You’ll learn the key principles of project management and understand the options to develop the skills to lead teams and successfully design quality programs in all industries. If you choose the IT specialisation, you’ll also gain knowledge in Agile Project Management.

With more and more businesses opting for leaders with formal qualifications, this program is an ideal qualification for anyone wanting to start a career in this field. With the option to specialise in IT project management, the program also provides a recognised pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Project Management and then onto the highly-respected Master of Project Management program.

The course gives you the necessary knowledge and practical skills to confidently lead projects, plan projects and liaise with stakeholders to deliver on time and on budget. Graduates are highly sought across many industries throughout the world in booming industries like mining, IT, events, engineering, construction.

100% online, with no on-campus commitments, you have the ability to study wherever and whenever is most convenient for you.

At RMIT Online, you can choose from two different pathways:    


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.

Choose your own pathway

Choose the generalist Project Management pathway to develop a broad skill set that applies to a wide range of industries. Alternatively, you can select the IT-specific path if you're looking to expand your Project Management specialist skills in the IT industry. 

Learn contemporary theory, principles and best practice

RMIT's industry experts will help you develop a deep understanding of current and specialist project management practice and techniques. You will develop a strong foundation in contemporary Project Management knowledge and learn effective tools to mitigate risk, design strong projects and lead successful teams. 

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. 

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.


Graduate with in-demand skills

RMIT alumni are among the most sought-after in Australia, and employers across the country favour our project management programs.

Interactive and supportive

We’re here to help you study, stay organised and stay enthusiastic about the course. From the day you apply to the day you graduate, our personalised study concierge service will be available to provide guidance and support, from assessment due dates to topic organisation.

Social and networked

With our cutting-edge online learning platform, you’ll interact and engage with expert staff and your fellow classmates, and also connect with members of a range of industries, effectively growing your professional network.

Program details


2019 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 2019 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.

English language

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

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.

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.