Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management

VU course code: NTCP | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management


Learn the fundamentals of project management for the construction industry, and prepare for an in-demand career, with the Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management at Victoria University.

This certificate is designed to meet the needs of current or potential project managers in the construction industry, teaching advanced principles and techniques. On graduation, you will be able to:

  • scope projects in various contexts
  • implement effective project-management processes
  • assess and manage risk in accordance with OHS legislation
  • map, develop and improve corporate governance for project stages
  • achieve value-for-money on diverse and complex construction projects
  • apply ethical and legal requirements for contract management.

The internationally recognised A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) underpins all our teaching, and we have strong industry connections for real-world work practice.

Once you have successfully completed this course, you may be able to continue to a Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).



Following your graduate certificate, you could find work managing construction projects – or as a key player in a project team for:

  • construction companies
  • builders
  • local councils
  • transport and infrastructure developments
  • government contractors for major or minor construction operations.


See average salaries for project managers in Australia in various industries at the government job-data site, Labour Market Insights:

Please note, salaries vary depending on experience.

Project managers in demand

Project management has become recognised in the past 30 years as critical to business operations. It is also now recognised as requiring significant training and qualifications. Undertaking postgraduate study will help boost your chances of securing a role in the expanding construction industry.

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Sarah Oleksiuk
Projecting success
Master of Project Management, Master of Business Administration
"I have worked as a project manager across various sectors, and was lucky enough to participate in an accelerated development program with my previous employer, SavillsPM. "
Sarah's story