Prepare for a rewarding role managing IT projects, or learn new skills for your current project-management position, with a Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management from VU.
Project management has become vital to the success of modern IT projects. This course aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of project management with specific application to IT projects. To this end, the Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management is based firmly on the international standard Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), and specifically addresses contemporary issues in managing IT projects.
On successful completion of this course, students will have skills and knowledge to work constructively in IT project management teams. You will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical project management frameworks and processes and apply them to a range of project management scenarios
- develop an understanding of projects, the roles and responsibilities of a project manager, recommendations and professional decisions, and communicate with specialist and non-specialist stakeholders
- conceptually map the most recent developments in IT theory and IT applications and justify their utility in various contexts
- critically apply information technology knowledge and skills to new and uncertain situations in professional practice exhibiting a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
This course is delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.
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Careers in IT Project Management
Completion of this course will prepare graduates for a variety of project management roles in the Information Technology sector or on Information Technology projects.
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Project Management students will be required to complete:
- 48 credit points Core units
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical project management frameworks and processes and apply them to a range of project management scenarios;|
|2.||Develop an understanding of projects, the roles and responsibilities of a project manager, recommendations and professional decisions, and communicate with specialist and non-specialist stakeholders;|
|3.||Conceptually map the most recent developments in IT theory and IT applications and justify their utility in various contexts;|
|4.||Critically apply information technology knowledge and skills to new and uncertain situations in professional practice exhibiting a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.|
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type for this course: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Commonwealth supported place pay tuition fees that are partly subsidised by the Australian government
- full fee-paying place need to pay the full amount for all enrolled units before census each study period.
In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.
Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.
How to apply
Before you apply
Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:
- Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
- Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.
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Apply direct to VU
Direct applications are due on 27 July 2021
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