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Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


40 weeks

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Gain the skills and expertise to manage projects from start to finish, to deliver projects on time and to budget.

Managing projects is an exciting career path and can be utilised anywhere in the world.

You will develop the theory and practical applications required of project managers and also have the opportunity to join the NZ Project Management Institute and complete their professional examinations.

What you will learn

You will study the principles of project management, business finance, operations management, advanced project management and Business Transformation and Change. These skills and knowledge gained will be used as you complete an industry project.

The project management knowledge you will gain on this programme aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge, as defined by the Project Management Institute. This knowledge will give you a solid foundation should you wish to seek certification with The Project Management Institute.


You will have approximately 4 hours of class time a week for each course followed by approximately 10 hours of self-directed study.

Our lectures are supported by our e-learning resources. This contains lecture presentations, additional reading, discussion forums and other resources which help reinforce your learning.

Career opportunities

Build your career around Project Management. An exciting and demanding career that can take you in many different directions and into many industries. With career opportunities in Business, Banking, Event Management, IT, Construction, Hospitality, Government, Health and Manufacturing, you will have the project planning expertise as well as your management skills to ensure projects are completed successfully on time and within budget.

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding project management.
  • or alternatively, a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree).
  • or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. 3 - 5 years full time work experience (relevant to business studies).

If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below.

  • IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band lower than 5.5 in all subtests).For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

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