This Diploma of Project Management from Open Colleges has been designed to teach you how to apply project management skills in a variety of workplace contexts. You’ll undertake a selection of units selected to meet current industry demands, which will equip you with the skills to procure new business projects and manage others.

About

This Diploma of Project Management from Open Colleges has been designed to teach you how to apply project management skills in a variety of workplace contexts. You’ll undertake a selection of units selected to meet current industry demands, which will equip you with the skills to procure new business projects and manage others.

Project managers oversee a business venture, project or strategy, usually from inception to conclusion. They provide guidance and maintain the progress of various stakeholders in order to reduce risk, maximise benefit, and maintain budgets and costings as directed in the planning phase.

As this is an advanced course, it would be suitable for you if you currently work in an environment that allows you to be involved in project management, or if you have some relevant industry experience or prior study in business.

You’ll learn how to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work, as well as the work of others.

Accreditation

Nationally Recognised

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Defining the project
  • Estimating project resources
  • Managing project quality and performance
  • Managing project risk and integration

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Education
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
Minimum age
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
English
This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:
  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/ or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Diploma.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

Technological Requirements

Computing You will need access to a computer and the internet and you must have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are: Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent Broadband internet connection 2GB of RAM CD-ROM or DVD drive Adobe Reader XI or equivalent Access to software such as Microsoft Excel for producing GANTT charts, or software such as @task, FastTrack Schedule 9, Primavera P6, ZOHO Projects, Microsoft Project You will also need access to a phone, printer, photocopier and scanner Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher. Mac OS users: Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended) 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended). Windows users: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 or higher is recommended) 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended) Equipment You will need access to: A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology. Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Funding

Get started for just A$100!

You’re completely in control – of both your learning and your finances.

  • There are no lock-in contracts, you simply pay when you want to learn.
  • You’ll pay for your learning by purchasing study blocks.
  • These are 3 month long blocks in which you can study as much (or as little) as you like.
  • After each study block, you can choose to pause your studies or stop them completely – or you can purchase another study block and continue with the course.
Tell me more about study blocks

Your first study block costs A$100 and each subsequent study block has a cost of A$149. The number of study blocks it takes to complete a course will vary, depending on the course content and pace that you are able to work through it.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.