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Graduate Diploma in Project Management

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start; 8 September for October start

Combine your big picture thinking and attention to detail with project management skills that are in demand around the world.

In this full time one-year graduate diploma you will develop the theory and practical applications required of project management thereby enhancing employment opportunities.

If you like to plan and see a project right from concept through to completion, our graduate diploma might just be for you. Managing projects is an exciting career path and can be utilised anywhere in the world.

You will study the principles of project management, business finance, operations management, advanced project management and resource integration. These skills and knowledge gained will be used as you complete an industry project.

The project management expertise you will gain on this programme aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), as defined by the Project Management Institute and is an internationally recognised standard.

Note: If you complete one additional course Product Development (AMPD700), provided you complete the Resource Integration (AMRI700) as your elective, you will graduate with two graduate diplomas; the Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management and the Graduate Diploma in Project Management, provided that your industry project reflects both fields of study. Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,420 - $7,240 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,690 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding project management.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will be able to apply your experience to a wide range of businesses and industries as well as specific areas within business such as human resource management, sales and marketing and information communication technologies. Career opportunities include positions as a project manager and management roles requiring expertise in planning, execution, and closing of business projects.

Study pathways

Continue with studies with our Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Combine your big picture thinking and attention to detail with project management skills that are in demand around the world.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH4002
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start; 8 September for October start
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4002-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,420 - $7,240 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,690 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Graduate Diploma in Project Management - Feb 2021 - Christchurch
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Graduate Diploma in Project Management - Jul 2021 - Christchurch
Start date: 26 July 2021
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Graduate Diploma in Project Management - Oct 2021 - Christchurch
Start date: 11 October 2021
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With an internationally-recognised Ara qualification, the world is your oyster. Our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe…

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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