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$35,000 total course fee

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Adaptable project skills

The Graduate Diploma of Project Management enables graduates to emerge as leaders in project-based organisations. You’ll learn to generate new project management methods and innovations.

4.2 out of 5 stars

Project Managers rate job satisfaction very high.

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Work in almost any industry

Transferrable management skills.

Apply your skills in technology, construction and more industries.

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Study that’s flexible.

Coursework and assessments are designed to fit your needs.

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Realise your leadership potential

All organisations need skilled leaders to help shape processes, inspire teams and plan large-scale projects. A qualification in project management is an asset to anyone looking to consolidate their project management skills and step into a leadership position within their field.

Monash Online’s Graduate Diploma of Project Management will give you the expertise and confidence to successfully deliver complex projects. You will learn to apply key project management practices and principles, graduating with a practical qualification that provides a strong professional advantage in today’s job market.

What you will learn 
  • Methodology
    Explore various project management methodologies, ensuring you have an adaptable toolkit.
  • Project leadership
    Understand the role of effective project leadership, managing resources and changing expectations within team environments.
  • Innovation
    Discover ways to generate innovation in the project management process.
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Our worldwide University rankings

Monash University holds high rankings domestically and internationally for research and teaching excellence. 
# 2
THE World University Rankings
# 42
QS World University Rankings

Pathways to a masters degree

You can graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Project Management in approximately 1.4 years part-time accelerated, after completing 8 units (48 credit points total).

You can also:

  • continue studying after completing approximately 2 years part-time accelerated, 12 units (72 credit points), and you’ll receive a Master of Project Management
  • exit the course after completing approximately 0.7 years part-time accelerated, 4 units (24 credit points), and you’ll receive a Graduate Certificate of Project Management

This course is structured in two parts: Part A. Project management essentials knowledge, and Part B. Project management advanced theory and practice. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies, you may elect not to receive the credit.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

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.

In these units you will develop an understanding of the principles and techniques of delivering projects.

The organisational context of project development

The dynamic context of project delivery

The planning approach to project management

The learning approach to project management

In these units you will develop specialist expertise in organising the projects function to deliver value through your ability to manage complex projects and knowledge.

The rise of project-based organisations

The project as a social system

Project management for organisational innovation

Managing project knowledge

Entry level 1: 48 credit points to complete

Duration: 1.4 years part-time

An Australian degree or equivalent qualification with at least a credit (60%) average or an equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).

Entry level 2: 24 credit points to complete

Duration: 0.7 years part-time

A Monash University Graduate Certificate of Project Management with at least a credit (60%) average.

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.

For the Graduate Diploma 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 fees or scholarships?

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Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Graduate Diploma of Project Management degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Project Managers?

In a fast-evolving digital environment, Project Managers are sought-after, well-paid and have high job satisfaction.



The most common salary for a Project Manager in Victoria.


4.2 / 5

Project Managers report very high job satisfaction.

Industry Growth


Expected growth for Project Managers over five years.

Project management online at Monash

Your graduate diploma is delivered in two parts to provide you with both project management fundamentals, and advanced theory and knowledge. You will gain practical expertise in the principles of managing projects, studying a course that’s grounded in a strong industry focus.

The flexibility offered by Monash Online means that you can create a study schedule that works for you and your lifestyle, allowing you to maintain your current work commitments as you upskill in this highly valued area. You’ll graduate with an expanded professional network, and the knowledge required to take on the management challenges of the moment. Completion of this course may provide a pathway to study the Master 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

Frequently Asked Questions

The Graduate Certificate 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.
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.
According to Seek, the average annual salary for IT Manager jobs in Australia ranges from $120,000 to $140,000.
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