Graduate Certificate in Project Management (3787)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3787
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 105592J

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

This program is aimed at preparing students for a future workforce by cultivating their competencies, knowledge and application of key project management concepts and practices in various related professions.

It is expected that graduates from the program will be skilful in customising a project management life cycle and developing comprehensive project plans involving cost and quality control, managing risks and stakeholders in addition to developing efficient schedules while being able to act as effective communicators within a project team setting. Students have the option to continue to progress with a Graduate Diploma or a Masters degree.

Study Mode

One year full-time, two years part-time.

Program Advice

Associate Professor Xiaohua (Sean) Jin

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above


This program has accreditation with Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Accreditation with Project Management Institute (PMI), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Engineers Australia (EA), Australian Computer Society (ACS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be sought.

Minimum admission requirements to this program are

An undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline


A Diploma or higher, in any discipline, plus at least two years’ full-time equivalent professional work experience in project management.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 60 credit points including the units listed below

Subject Title Credit Points
MGMT 7003Financial Management of Projects10
BUSM 7064Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders10
BLDG 7013Project Procurement Systems10
BUSM 7082Risk Management and Decision Making10
BUSM 7090Strategic Project Management10
BUSM 7097Time and Quality Management10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems, replaced by BLDG 7013 Project Procurement Systems