Duration: 
0.5 years full time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Block
Application due dates:
Applications are not being taken at this time.

Overview

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.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, from 2021 we will start rolling out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

From 2021, this course will be 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.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

In 2021, the government is subsidising select higher education short courses for domestic students, making them significantly more affordable.

They're also offering the HECS-HELP loan scheme – so you can study now, pay later through your tax.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply for a higher education certificate and boost your CV in 2021!

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available to all students.

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.

Course structure

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.

Credits

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)

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The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.

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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.

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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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

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Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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