Subheading: How does project management tie into the changing business landscape in Australia, and globally? David Noble: "The global digital economy means that we are connected like never before, and the way that connection happens in almost every area of business today is through projects. A lot of companies are now basically projectised management structures and so when you are studying a Master of Project Management, you are equipping yourself not to work in yesterday's economy or even today's economy, you're equipping yourself to work in the economy of the next two or three decades. It's about taking something that has a defined start and a defined end and making sure that you can manage that process in a way that delivers to the end-user a high-quality product, no matter where you are in Australia or in the world; or no matter whether you're in IT or whether you're in financial services."
Set yourself up for success
Are you ready to build your skills and knowledge in project management? Study the Graduate Diploma in Project Management with SCU Online. You’ll learn project management principles including initiation and planning; quality control and risk, project procurement, contract management; and portfolio and program management. SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Project Management is Accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).
The skills and knowledge you learn studying a Graduate Diploma in Project Management are transferable across different roles and industries. Even if you completely change career – skills you learn while studying your diploma will come with you.
Learn project management principles
From initiation and planning to portfolio and program management, you will learn the principles of project management.
Lead and manage projects with confidence
Establish a sound understanding of the leadership techniques necessary to successfully lead a project through to completion.
Tailor your PM qualification to your passion
Chose from a wide variety of electives so you can tailor your qualification to your career goals.
What you will study
To gain a Graduate Diploma in Project Management online, you need to successfully complete eight units which include all seven core units and a choice of one elective.
This unit provides students with an understanding of the most appropriate situations in which to employ Agile practices, the benefits and challenges of Agile, and the growing use of hybrid forms of project management.
We recognise and grant credit for past education, qualifications and/or work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.
Ready to take the next step in your career? It's your time.
At Southern Cross University Online, we've helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.
We provide affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time.
It’s time to put yourself first. Follow your ambition.
When you study online with SCU, you're not on your own. We're connected, together.
Our teachers, academics and education designers have built these courses for people like you. Before commencing study, your dedicated Student Success Advisor will be in touch by phone, email or chat to help you plan your schedule. As you work towards your dream of achieving your degree, your advisor works like an extra pair of eyes and ears with support, advice and motivation throughout your study journey.
Our Accreditations & Endorsements
SCU’s online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring you a quality education.
5-STAR Rating for Institutional Student Support and Social Equity, Business and Management Teaching Quality, Teacher Education Learning Resources, Nursing Learning Resources and Skills Development.
Bold, progressive and just 23 years of age – Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities.
Australian Institute of Project Management endorsed course.
My current role involves interfacing with many other disciplines. Studying Southern Cross University's Master of Project Management has proven to be the perfect way for me to advance my knowledge and opportunities.
The whole experience was excellent from start to finish. Lecturers were knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging, recognising the challenges faced by most of the students in balancing work demands, home life and study.
I've been practicing as a project manager for around 10 years and decided that I wanted to attain a more formal recognition in the profession. I thought of various options for this recognition and determined that a masters would be the best fit for me.
Online Master of Project Management Graduate
What our students do
Qualified project managers are in high demand, both here in Australia and around the world. When you graduate, you will have an in-depth understanding of project management methodologies, be able to meet project goals and make complex strategic decisions. Our students work in a variety of project management roles across all industries. Below is a snapshot of some of these project management jobs.
Workspace Services Engineer
General Business Manager
IT Project Management Manager
Agile IT Project Manager
IoT Technology Project Manager
Meet our Course Coordinator
Chris Lawler has over 30 years’ experience in PPPM across varied industries including 10 years leading portfolio management and governance in the nonprofit health sector. Chris now pursues her passion for developing emerging to advanced practitioners as a sessional lecturer, online facilitator and mentor. A strong advocate for equity, diversity and giving back, her efforts have been recognised by her peers, awarding her for “Contribution to Women in Project Management” at the Australian PMI Awards for 2015.
As a PMI Global Advisory group volunteer, Chris contributed to the arenas of Organisational Project Management, Professional Development and has been a subject matter reviewer for multiple PMI publications. Chris holds multiple qualifications and certifications in education, development, psychology, technology and project management and is the first Australian to gain the PfMP credential from the Project Management Institute. She is also proud to contribute at the governance level including as a Board of Directors member in the social and community services arena. She is currently undertaking her PhD - Non-Executive Director perception of project portfolio visibility at the corporate governance layer.