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

The skills and confidence to manage bigger projects

RMIT’s online Graduate Diploma in Project Management will give you the knowledge and expertise to successfully manage large-scale projects from concept to completion - on budget and on-time. 

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


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.

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 Diploma in Project Management (IT)

Specialist skills for a specialist industry

RMIT Online's Graduate Diploma in Project Management (IT) gives you the skill set to manage IT projects successfully. This program equips you contemporary knowledge and broader technical skills to scope, implement and manage all aspects of complex projects in evolving contemporary settings. It also builds your specialist skills to adapt to the challenges of this fast-moving field. 

This program includes courses on developing specialised Agile Project Management skills, methodologies and the knowledge to manage projects in the IT industry effectively. You'll also learn to critically analyse the impact of digital disruption and develop responsive, innovative business strategies. 


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 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.

Choose your own pathway

At RMIT Online, you can choose the generalist project management pathway to develop a deep and broad skill set that is applicable across a wide range of industries. Alternatively, you can select the IT-specific path to expand your project management career and gain 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 knowledge, and learn practical tools to mitigate risk, design projects and lead successful teams. 

Program details


2019 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

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 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.



Be a more effective Project Manager

Learn how to critically analyse management theory to find the most effective ways to manage projects, empowering and improving the performance of teams to drive project success. 


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.