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Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleGRADCERTPROJMGT
CRICOS code079050D
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of three years to complete this course.


This course will provide students with the practical skills required by a modern project manager in a global environment. Project management is the methodology used to plan and deliver projects often with the help of a variety of technologies. Graduates who have completed this certificate will understand the modern approach to project management as a global phenomenon. They will have the knowledge to plan and manage projects on a global scale using extensive computer skills. Much of the certificate concentrates on organisational, financial and business functions which support the delivery of projects. This knowledge will assist graduates in a variety of roles in industry or government.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • understand and be able to apply the theories and concepts of project management
  • analyse requirements for the management of given projects, identify theory and methods applicable to their management of given projects, apply these and identify ethical, cultural, and legal context and issues that impact on this
  • develop and apply innovative strategies and processes in project management
  • review, analyse, consolidate, and synthetise information in order to respond to project management issues
  • communicate effectively with all stakeholders


The course comprises four approved master's-level units.

Areas of study


Students complete:

(a.) four core units (24 points):

  • FIT5057 Project management
  • FIT5178 Applied project management
  • FIT5180 Business and legal issues in project management
  • FIT5194 Computer-based global project management


Graduate Certificate in Project Management