This course combines planning, organisation and control techniques with information technology to develop strong theoretical and practical skills in project management. It addresses the fundamental differences between project and general management. It highlights the importance of project planning and discusses the processes of networking, scheduling and resource allocation. It also includes discussions on project monitoring and performance measurement, cost/schedule control systems, risk assessment and analysis and human resource management in the project environment. The use of management information systems to assist in planning and controlling project activities is emphasised. Students are required to use a personal computer based project management software package and may also use other software such as spread sheets and data bases or graphics software in a project management system application. The course addresses all nine units of the nationally accredited AIPM Standards for Project Management. The course is based on the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). PMBOK is the sum of knowledge within the vocation of project management. PMBOK includes proven traditional practices that are widely utilised, as well as contemporary practices that are emerging in the profession. PMBOK stands as a guide for good practice in the project management industry.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 182kB).
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each course of study (subject) is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the course (this discipline may be different from the study area of your program).
2024 contribution amount* -
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $1,597
* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited program. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited programs should visit our CSP page for further information.
Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying course in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.
These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making decisions about enrolment. Detailed semester and census date information can be found on the Important Dates page.