Course Overview


Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Charles Sturt University and IT Masters aims to equip students with vital project management and communication tools, honing their understanding of stakeholder engagement, project plan creation, lifecycle management, and team leadership. This course is meticulously designed for professionals of various backgrounds and readies them for acclaimed certifications like Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2)®. Embark on a journey to become a project leader, mastering the art of steering intricate projects to success

On completion, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of current and emerging trends in the management discipline, including the areas of human resource management, organisational behaviour, and managing a project;
  • critically evaluate contemporary management and project management theories in the context of professional practice;
  • effectively communicate concepts and solutions in a project management environment; and
  • prepare for an international industry certification in project management.

Why Study Project Management With Us?


Study on Your Terms: 100% Online

Our computing course is entirely online, designed for flexibility. Access lectures, forums, assignments, and enjoy 24/7 tech support, all with a simple mouse click.


Equipped for Real-World Success

Crafted with insights from industry stalwarts and delivered by experienced academics, our course is a passport to a thriving career in computing and IT. As Charles Sturt stands as one of Australia’s foremost IT educators, rest assured you’re learning from the best.


Tailored Learning for Your Ambitions

Choose two academic and two industry-centric subjects, allowing you to align your degree with your aspirations. From cloud exploration to cyber security and digital marketing, chart your unique educational journey.


Project Management Career Opportunities


The Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Charles Sturt University is tailored to instil both foundational and advanced skills crucial for the project management realm. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be well-prepared to navigate diverse roles in the industry, whether it’s taking the helm as a project manager, steering strategic directions as a project director, diving deep into data as a business analyst, or driving change as a change management analyst.

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Entry Requirements

Even if you don’t hold a tertiary qualification, your professional achievements or extensive work experience might be your gateway to the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Our Graduate Certificate in Project Management is closely knit with the Graduate Diploma and Master of Project Management. Treat it as a standalone qualification, or use it as a springboard into the Diploma or Master’s program, carrying forward full credit for your efforts.

Finishing the Graduate Certificate not only enriches your skills but also opens doors to the Master of Project Management. Interested in applying? All the details are over on our ‘How to Apply’ help page.


Domestic Student

$3890 AUD per subject

International Student

$4124 AUD per subject

More information on Fees can be found on the Fees page. If you want to reduce your cost per course you may be eligible for credit.


If you’ve acquired some industry certification or completed prior post graduate study, you might be eligible for some academic credit. And here’s some good news – you won’t be charged fees for any subjects you get credit for.

Want a rough idea of the credits you might score from Industry Exams? Just fill out our Credit and Eligibility Form.

We’ll be able to confirm your credit once you’re officially enrolled.

Sample Assessment

Assessments in your subjects will take a variety of forms, all designed to test and enhance your learning. You might be called upon to sit an exam, write a marketing plan, design an application, produce a video presentation, sit a quiz or any number of tasks. Why not try a small sample based on the core subject MGI521 – Professional Communications?

  1. A frame of reference within which conceptual rules should apply.
  2. A separation of one situation from another.
  3. An understanding of how the content might apply to the concepts
  4. All of the above are useful descriptions of the role of context.
Answer: D
  1. Technical language
  2. Dramatic language.
  3. Exaggeration or embellishment.
  4. Slang or colloquialisms.
Answer: A
  1. Use the IM to make arrangements for a more direct verbal conversation.
  2. Use the IM immediately to get the key points of your urgent message across.
  3. To ask them to urgently check their email for your complex message.
  4. Nothing, IM should not be used for this at all.
Answer: A
  1. A suggestion that all staff contribute to buy biscuits for the coffee room
  2. A notice to a client that you will not be able to meet their expectations
  3. A complaint about a colleague’s personal behaviour.
  4. A request to a colleague to meet after work for drinks.
Answer: C
  1. To manipulate their desires in the direction you want them to go.
  2. To make the user happy or otherwise positive.
  3. To help the user to like the author or what they say.
  4. To help the user find a reason to invest energy or effort.
Answer: D
  1. Its purpose.
  2. Its intended recipient.
  3. Our disposition.
  4. The medium we should use.
Answer: A
  1. Create assumptions to fill the gap.
  2. Enquire to find out more.
  3. Ignore what is not there.
  4. Rely on the opinion of others.
Answer: A
  1. To get as much of the message across as possible in case the email is not read.
  2. To stand out more than all the other emails in the recipient’s inbox.
  3. To help the reader decide whether or when to read the email.
  4. All of the above.
Answer: C
  1. Agreement.
  2. Meaning.
  3. The motivational vector of change.
  4. Alignment
Answer: D

Free Short Courses

If you are considering enrolling in one of our unique Master degrees, why not ‘try before you enrol’? Enrolling in these webinar-based free short courses allows insight into how we create a collaborative learning environment, and is also an opportunity to engage with other students and build networks. Passing course exams will earn you a certificate of achievement, and may even qualify you for credit – successfully complete 3 or more short courses and be eligible for 1 industry elective credit.