Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Contemporary skills and the confidence to manage complex projects
RMIT’s online Graduate Diploma in Project Management gives you the contemporary knowledge and broader technical skills to scope, implement and manage all aspects of complex projects in evolving contemporary settings. The generalist pathway in Project Management will give you the complete skill set and confidence to manage bigger and more complex projects. You can use these skills across a wide range of industries such as construction, mining, manufacturing and event management. Equip yourself with the practical skills to find more effective ways to manage projects, empowering and improving the performance of teams responsible for the successful conclusion of projects.
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Graduate Diploma in Project Management (IT)
Specialist skills for a specialist industry
RMIT’s online Graduate Diploma in Project Management (IT) gives you contemporary knowledge and specialist skills to drive IT transformation projects in complex environments. The program combines the same strong contemporary grounding in the field as our generalist Graduate Diploma in Project Management and adds specialist skills to recognise the challenges of this fast-moving field. Extra subjects include Agile Management, helping you to manage complex teams through a changing scope, and Digital Innovation, to help you find new ways forward should the changing scope require it.
The practical application of excellence
RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Project Management is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in Australia. Using RMIT’s unmatched links to industry partners, graduates gain a proven practical grounding in all facets of project management.
The online Graduate Diploma in Project Management gives you exactly the same qualification as you would studying on-campus. The program has been designed specifically for online learning, to let you study on your time. 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.
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.
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.
English language requirements
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.
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:
- an accepted English language proficiency test
- an accepted English language provider, or
- 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
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.