Graduate Certificate in Project Management

VU course code: NTPM | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

Footscray Park
29 April 2024
21 April 2024


Learn the fundamental skills of project management and get ready for a rewarding, in-demand career when you study the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

This certificate is the first step in our project management graduate program. The Graduate Certificate of Project Management is one of a suite of project management courses designed to meet the needs of current or potential project managers in industry. We teach advanced principles and techniques for project management and project team roles.

You can apply the project management skills you learn during this course to projects in sectors including:

  • administration
  • business
  • engineering and construction
  • information technology.

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

This course is the first stage of three in our Master of Project Management. Successful completion gains you admission into our 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).

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




Following your graduate certificate, you could find work managing projects – or as a key player in a project team. Progressing to our masters degree will open the door to more senior roles.

Project managers are employed across a huge variety of industries, including:

  • administration
  • business
  • construction
  • engineering
  • health services
  • information technology
  • public sector
  • science.


See average salaries for project managers in Australia in various industries (via Jobs and Skills Australia):

Please note, salaries vary depending on experience.

AIPM endorsement

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management course is endorsed by Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Upon the completion of the endorsed qualification and joining AIPM as an Associate or Member, students are entitled to automatic recognition for AIPM’s Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP).

VU Stories

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