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Graduate Diploma of Project Management

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Study Load

20-24 hours per week




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Position yourself as a confident and capable leader with the skills you need to guide teams and projects to success.

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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Dedicated to academic excellence, Monash University has achieved international recognition and renown.
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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.


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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 bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or an equivalent Grade Point Average as determined by the Monash Business School.

Entry level 2: 24 credit points to complete

Duration: 0.7 years part-time

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission at entry level 1, and have completed a Monash University Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

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 $4125.00 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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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.

Mark Lowy

Mark Lowy has over 25 years’ experience in project management. He has worked in a variety of industries, including banking, education, government and health. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management and a Diploma of Education.

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.

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