16 months intensive part-time
$3240 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

Program introduction

You have big plans to not only work on big projects, but to lead them from concept to completion. You have a strong sense of the different inputs that affect the success of a project and the agility to mitigate the risks of changing factors.

The online Graduate Diploma in Project Management will arm you with the knowledge and tools to manage projects across a range of sizes and complexities. You’ll expand your industry and managerial experience to encompass project planning and team management. It will introduce you to practical tools to mitigate risk, design strong projects and lead successful teams – confidently and based on proven strategies.

Our Graduate Diploma in Project Management is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in Australia, educating people in all facets of project management for over 20 years. Now the Graduate Diploma has the added convenience of being accelerated and completely online, with no on-site lectures or commitments, with the option to move on to the on-campus Master of Project Management.

What you will study

The most flexible and accelerated way to study

Our 100 per cent online program is optimised for any device and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – so it fits easily into your schedule.

Delivering six study periods per year, each running for seven weeks, you will focus on one course at a time for fast-tracked, consolidated learning. This approach helps you learn, grasp and apply each new concept before beginning the next.

Each with a strong, unique and current connection to industry, you'll learn from and engage with a network of academic leaders. You'll also connect with industry partners and interact with classmates from a broad range of organisations. Every course will focus on real lessons that you can bring into your work straight away for real-life results.

Industry-accredited courses

The courses you’ll study in the online Graduate Diploma in Project Management are part of the fully PMI-accredited Master of Project Management degree. RMIT alumni are amongst the most sought-after in Australia, and employers across the country favour our project management programs.

A postgraduate level qualification

Our Graduate Diploma in Project Management is an Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 postgraduate degree. 

No on-campus obligations

While you will have online assessments, the Graduate Diploma in Project Management delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered direct to you, wherever you are.

Find support when you need it

From the day you accept your offer into the program, you’ll have access to our study concierge service who will be on hand to help you find tools and resources to help you make the most of your study. Whether you need clarification on due dates or assistance enrolling in your next course, we’re right there with you to provide expert guidance and support.

Studying online isn’t a lonely endeavour. Thanks to our cutting-edge online learning platform, you’ll not-only interact and engage with our expert staff and your fellow classmates, but also connect with members of a range of industries, effectively growing your professional network.

Don’t have time to study online? Think again.

Our interactive Study Planner asks you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week, and where you could potentially allocate time towards study.

You’ll discover just how achievable it is to fit the weekly recommended 15 hours of study into your life.


Program details

Fees 2018 tuition fees are $3240 per 12 credit point course, totalling $25,920 for eight courses.
See our Fees page for information. Fees apply to 2018 only. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Program duration 8 courses | 16 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration
Program intakes Six intakes, annually (January, March, May, July, September and October)
Nested qualifications Our Graduate Diploma of Project Management encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate, so should you need to exit the program early you can still earn a postgraduate qualification. 
The Graduate Diploma is also a pathway to the Master degree for some students.
Entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or
Minimum of five years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than five years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered, you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Diploma in Project Management does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.




A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment. Students are assessed on how well each of their course learning outcomes are met, in alignment with the overall program learning outcomes.

Course assessments will occur across a seven-week teaching period and are designed to progressively build in weight over time, with each linking back and building on the last.

Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:

  • Analysis of case studies;
  • Costing exercises;
  • Reflective writing tasks;
  • Proposals and reports; and
  • Interactive contribution to online discussions.

As many of our students are working full-time and have professional commitments during the week, course assessments are usually due on Sunday or Monday evenings, allowing optimum time over the weekend to finesse for submission.

Rich feedback will be provided to students throughout the teaching period via online forums on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

English language requirements

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.

You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  1. an accepted English language proficiency test
  2. an accepted English language provider, or
  3. a recognised Australian or international qualification.

English language proficiency tests minimum scores:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information

Industry connections

This program is committed to providing work-integrated learning (WIL) and learning tasks that will expose you to the workplace.

WIL is an integral component in many assessments that call for problem-based learning and critical reflection on practice.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.