GD194 - Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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Plan: GD194IT - Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Award abbreviation: GradDipPM
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
Location: City Campus (AUSCY)
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080315
CRICOS code: 093312C

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management (IT) provides a post graduate level qualification that will build upon and develop project management expertise and knowledge for people pursuing a career in the field of project management within the information technology sector.  This program emphasises the application of theoretical knowledge to practice and will build your capability to effectively respond to current and emerging issues, trends, and to client and organisational needs through your developed specialised practice.

In conjunction with the Master of Project Management (IT), this program addresses the industry need for specialised project management expertise which include in relation to project conceptualisation, scoping, design, development, implementation and evaluation. The courses delivered within the program build your knowledge of the specialised domains within project management, including project procurement, project development and risk management. You will develop the analytical and technical skills required to utilise theoretical knowledge and published data to inform your decision making as a project manager.within the IT sector.

The program replicates industry and professional practice contexts and equips you to work in multi-disciplinary teams involved in the management of programs and/or portfolios of projects. Upon graduation you will be able to work as a project management professional and apply specialised knowledge acquired in the program with a focus on the information technology sector. You will be able to perform a broad range of roles that project management entails, ranging from the conceptualisation and planning stages, through to project completion and evaluation. You will be able to interpret issues, utilise your high level information technology skills and strategy to address industry issues, and confidently provide expert project management advice applicable to the information technology sector. You will be experienced in team-based and individually led project management. Upon graduation with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management you will be able to apply your capability and expertise to diverse organisations within the Information and Technology sector. 

The RMIT Graduate Diploma in Project Management (IT) is designed to enable you to work as a highly skilled project manager who has the potential and knowledge to succeed in various organisations which operate in the information technology sector. The program has a strong emphasis on leadership and management including project scoping, scheduling, procurement, entrepreneurship, client relationships, financial and technology management and research. A blend of lectures and seminars with industry case studies and work relevant projects allows you to combine theory and practice in a real work environment. The program develops both your generic and discipline specific capabilities through the expansion of knowledge and ideas that align with the current and emerging expectations of employers and industry. 

Successful completion of this program provides a pathway to further learning into the Master of Project Management. Upon successful completion of this program you may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University.


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Articulation and pathways

If you have undertaken a Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master's Degree, you may be able to apply for credit which will be assessed on an individual case basis dependent on the courses undertaken.

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the GD194 Graduate Diploma in Project Management, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the MC210 Master of Project Management. You may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements

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Entrance requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or overseas equivalent) in any discipline, or a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than 5 years may also be considered.
Selection tasks
To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application a CV and a statement that details your experience.
English language requirements (international students)
A minimum IELTS (Academic) overall band of 6.5, with no individual band score below 6.0 (or equivalent).
For equivalents to English language requirements, see the English equivalents web page:


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External accreditation and industry links

There are currently no relevant Australian professional bodies which accredit the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GradDipPM) program. The program consults closely with the School Advisory Committee (SAC), whose membership is drawn from project management field. Ongoing engagement with the SAC ensures that this program is relevant to industry needs and expectations.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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