Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Project Management

VU course code: NTIP | CRICOS: 105140D, 106415G | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park, VU Sydney


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 will 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.

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).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how



You will finish this course prepared for a variety of project management roles in the ever-growing Information Technology sector.

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