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Learn foundations in project management.

Impact a dynamic field

The Graduate Certificate of Project Management is a first step towards a career in a fast-evolving industry. You learn to manage projects from conception to completion and adapt any learnings to future goals.

4.2 out of 5 stars

Project Managers rate job satisfaction very high.

Increase your employability

Fast-growing, high-demand profession.

Start your leadership journey with a career in project management.

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Lead projects in every sector 

Project managers require a diverse, contemporary skill set to keep pace with an evolving business landscape. Knowledge of industry context, stakeholder management and communication are all essential when managing and delivering large-scale, complex projects. 

The Graduate Certificate of Project Management is your opportunity to gain these skills and step into a career in this dynamic field. With applications across a broad range of industries, you will graduate with the expertise, tools and techniques needed to manage projects from their conception to their completion, and stand out as a highly capable leader among your professional peers. 

What you will learn 
  • Modern business foundations
    Build your foundational knowledge of the current, ever-changing business landscape and adapt it to your future goals. 
  • Leadership
    Gain a dynamic leadership perspective tailored to your business needs, whether you’re working for a company or as an entrepreneur. 
  • Business operations
    Through building your understanding of modern business operations, you’ll graduate ready to covert challenges into future opportunities.
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Monash University holds high rankings domestically and internationally for research and teaching excellence. 
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THE World University Rankings
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QS World University Rankings

Pathways to a masters degree

You can graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Project Management in approximately 0.7 years part-time accelerated, after completing 4 units (24 credit points).

You can also continue studying after completing approximately:

  • 1.4 years part-time accelerated, 8 units (48 credit points), and you’ll receive a Graduate Diploma of Project Management; or
  • 2 years part-time accelerated, 12 units (72 credit points total), and you’ll receive a Master of Project Management

This course comprises four units where you will develop an understanding of the principles and techniques of delivering projects. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in project management.

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You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

This course comprises four units where you will develop an understanding of the principles and techniques of delivering projects. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in project management. 

The organisational context of project development

The dynamic context of project delivery

The planning approach to project management

The learning approach to project management

An Australian bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification, or a minimum of five years relevant work experience*.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

* Applicants applying on basis of work experience are required to provide a detailed curriculum vitae, outlining their employment history and professional experience.

For the Graduate Certificate of Project Management, the estimated cost is $4,375.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fee’s or scholarships?

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Project Management online at Monash

Take advantage of the flexibility provided by a course delivered entirely online and gain the confidence to make an impact on the dynamic field of project management. You’ll enhance your career with a degree from Australia’s largest university, consistently ranked as the preferred hiring university by the leaders of the world’s most successful companies. 

The Graduate Certificate of Project Management has a strong industry focus, which will ensure you’re on top of industry developments and that you gain the skills needed to lead in your field. Completion of this course may provide a pathway to study the Graduate Diploma of Project Management. 

Meet your academic team

Associate Professor Jonathan Matheny

Jonathan Matheny is the Director of Program Development for Leadership and Executive Education. He leads the development of new programs and teaches personal development, leadership and organisational change. He has led academic programs and lectures across North America, Europe and Asia.

Dr Danielle Ramirez

Dr Danielle Ramirez is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Leadership and Executive Education at the Monash Business School. Danielle completed a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours) and her PhD at Monash.

Monash Online have done a fantastic job in designing the course so that it is clear and accessible at my convenience.

Karen Hsu

Monash Online Graduate

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Industry insights

A project management qualification will help you advance your career in almost any industry. With a diverse skill set at your disposal, you will be able to find work in fields that include:   

  • information technology and communication 
  • management and professional services 
  • manufacturing 
  • construction and engineering 
  • financial services 
  • health care. 
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4.2 stars out of 5
Project Managers report very high job satisfaction.

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6.1% job growth is expected for project manager roles over the next five years.

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$130,000 is the most common salary for a Project Manager in Victoria.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Graduate Diploma of Project Management will teach you how to effectively manage projects from start to finish. Some of the core techniques you will learn include:
Traditional Waterfall approaches
Agile/Scrum learning processes.
This course aims to equip you with all the tools you need and teach you how to choose and apply them within context.
You may be able to apply for the Graduate Diploma of Project Management with no qualifications. However, you will need a minimum of five years’ work experience in one of the following areas to qualify:
  • Finance
  • Business/Commerce
  • Analytics
  • Management
  • Information technology/systems/computing
  • Engineering
  • Mining and construction
  • Environmental services
  • Health science.
Yes. The Graduate Diploma of Project Management is designed to equip you with highly transferable skills that you can take straight into any workplace. You’ll gain specialised skills in project leadership and innovation that employers within many industries highly value. By the time you graduate, you will be industry ready.

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