Graduate Diploma in Project Management

VU course code: NGPM | CRICOS: 084871B | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Prepare for a rewarding project-management role, or learn new skills for your current project-management position, with a graduate qualification from VU.

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management is one of a suite of courses designed for current or potential project managers in industry. You’ll learn specialised project management principles and techniques. You can apply the skills you learn during this course to projects in sectors including:

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

The internationally-recognisedA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) underpins all our project-management teaching. We  have strong industry connections, which give you access to current work-based scenarios. These combine for a practical, usable and valued skill set.

This qualification provides you with valuable recognition in the industry. 

If you’re aiming for a leadership or high-level management role, our Master of Project Management will give you the qualifications and skills to get there.

Once you’ve successfully completed your graduate diploma, you’ll gain entry to the Master of Project Management – and you’ll already be half way to completing the masters degree.

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




Once found only in construction, project management has expanded to include almost every industry. Areas which employ project managers include:

  • administration
  • business
  • construction
  • engineering
  • health services sector
  • 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 Diploma 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 Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP).