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

Program introduction

The online Graduate Diploma in Project Management will arm you with the knowledge and expertise to successfully manage large-scale projects. You’ll learn to lead projects from concept to completion – on-budget and on-time.

The program will introduce you to practical tools to mitigate risk, design strong projects and lead successful teams – confidently and based on proven strategies.

RMIT’s Graduate Diploma 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.

With an online Graduate Diploma in Project Management you’ll gain exactly the same qualification as you would studying on-campus. The only difference is that the program has been designed specifically for online learning. When you complete your studies you have the option to move on to the on-campus Master of Project Management.

Hear from one of our graduates

Online project management graduate, Mitchell Hart explains how he's been able to apply the cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge he learnt during his postgraduate qualification in his job.

“What you learn in project management, no matter what sort of projects that you're doing, is applicable. The methodologies that RMIT presented me with, I use at Linfox every single day.”

The most flexible and accelerated way to study

Our 100 per cent online program is optimised for any device and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – so it fits easily into your schedule.

Delivering six study periods per year, each running for seven weeks, you will focus on one course at a time for fast-tracked, consolidated learning. This approach helps you learn, grasp and apply each new concept before beginning the next.

Each with a strong, unique and current connection to industry, you'll learn from and engage with a network of academic leaders. You'll also connect with industry partners and interact with classmates from a broad range of organisations. Every course will focus on real lessons that you can bring into your work straight away for real-life results.

Industry-accredited courses

The courses you’ll study in the online Graduate Diploma in Project Management are part of the fully PMI-accredited Master of Project Management degree. RMIT alumni are amongst the most sought-after in Australia, and employers across the country favour our project management programs.

A postgraduate level qualification

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

Updated knowledge from industry experts

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

The most flexible and accelerated way to learn

Our 100 per cent online program is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – so it fits easily around your schedule.

Delivering six study periods per year, each running for seven weeks, you’ll focus on one course at a time for fast-tracked, consolidated learning. This approach helps you learn, grasp and apply each new concept before beginning the next.

You’ll learn from experienced academic leaders and make connections with industry partners from a broad range of organisations. Each course will focus on practical skills that will impact your career as soon as you learn them.


Find support when you need it

From day one, you’ll receive ongoing personalised support from our study concierge service, providing you with the resources and guidance you need to succeed. Our Student Success Advisors will help you access any tools, resources or services you need to achieve your study goals.

Our academics collaborate with instructional designers to deliver programs that are purpose built for our online learning platform. Discover engaging content and collaborate with your peers in online discussion groups. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with members from a range of industries, 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 $26,880 for eight 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

8 courses | 16 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration

Program intakes

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

Nested qualifications

Our Graduate Diploma of Project Management encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate, so should you need to exit the program early you can still earn a postgraduate qualification. 
The Graduate Diploma is also a pathway to the Master degree for some students.

Entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), 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 Diploma 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.