Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment

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Overview

Do you have qualifications or a career in the built environment and want to advance or side step into project management? The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment can be the leg up you need.

This industry-focused program will provide you with specialised project management skills designed for the built environment, as well as people management skills opening up opportunities for success. Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management.

The program will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment at a time that suits you.

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

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Number of Courses
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Program Code

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location
Online
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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Number of Courses
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Program Code

12411

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Is It For You?

Project managers can have diverse career backgrounds and it is often that prior experience and knowledge that can help shape the future direction of their careers. You may have qualifications and/or experience in the built environment and are looking to expand your skills and move into project management. Whatever your objective, the University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will provide you with the project management techniques and frameworks enabling you to step directly into project management roles in the built environment.

This program will train you in an all-encompassing manner to effectively prepare you for your dream job. You will learn to manage project timelines, budgets and risks, as well as manage people and teams. Developed and taught by industry professionals, the program uses a case study approach to provide you with the skills to manage the full project lifecycle.

If you are looking to enhance your opportunities as a project manager in the built environment, then this is the program for you.

What Will You Study

Studying the University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment via our online system, you will learn fundamental project management skills as they are applied to the built environment.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management. Using a case study method, you will refine your planning, organising and resource management skills to successfully complete projects, whilst meeting identified goals and objectives. This industry-focussed program, built around the project life cycle, will effectively prepare you for a career in project management in the built environment.

To achieve this qualification you will examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration. You will explore the management of project time, through to planning and scheduling, and examine the process of human resource management including the development and leadership of individuals into a cohesive and effective project team capable of meeting project objectives.

Further to this, you will study project communication and project procurement, cost, quality and risk management.

At the end of this program you will have the knowledge and skills to successfully manage project stakeholders and risks, evaluate project outcomes and document learnings for future reference.

After successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you will be eligible to enhance your project management skills and knowledge with the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.

Career Opportunities

As a qualified project manager in the built environment you will be sought after. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Hitting the ground running with competent skills is paramount for a project manager to successfully meet strict deadlines and budgets. This industry-focused program will prepare you for this and much more.

To further enhance your qualification, once you have completed your Graduate Certificate you will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education and/or work experience.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
Associate Degree or Advance Diploma (in a related field of study) Five
Associate Degree or Advance Diploma (in a non-related field of study) Ten
3 Year Bachelors (in a non-related field of study) Five
3 Year Bachelors (in a related field of study) Zero
Bachelor (Honors) Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma Zero

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.


Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 12411
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Over the last decade, the Construction/Building/Engineering/Design Industries have embraced modern professional project management as a specialised discipline.

Effective project management will help:

  • Meet or exceed client expectations;
  • Maximize the use of resources (time, people, money, space, etc);
  • Bring projects to a successful conclusion on time and within budget;
  • Successfully manage project stakeholders and project risks;
  • Evaluate project outcomes and document learning for future reference; and
  • Build confidence in a team for future projects.

This program has been assembled by practicing professional project managers, with courses logically built around the project life cycle providing the skills required to deliver a project from “Start-up” to “Wrap-up”.

Admission Requirements

The following lists the various requirements for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment:AQF Level 8 Non-Congate Entry - Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate DiplomaAQF Level 7 Cognate Entry - Bachelor DegreeAQF Level 7 Non Cognate Entry - Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ relevant experienceAQF Level 6 Cognate Entry - Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experienceAQF Level 6 Non-Cognate - Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experienceCognate areas for the purposes of admission are as follows:

  • Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  • Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

Relevant industry experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.

Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s):

  • Offer of employment letter
  • Certificate of experience/employment

Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience

Interview (where necessary).

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the “Additional Information” section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment is a 40 unit program of study. The program is made up of 20 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses. Upon successful completion of this program, students who may wish to continue their studies, will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6402 Project Scheduling, Resource Management & Leadership Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6406 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6602 Post-disaster Project Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6603 Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6604 Professional Practice in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6605 Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6606 Economics of and for Disaster Recovery Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource and Organisational Development Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment, will be offered online through GradSchool. The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University of Newcastle. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Project Management for the Built Environment. The focus of the program is industry based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. Newcastle offers a unique approach of online technologies with industry involvement.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Special Needs

All reasonable steps will be taken to meet the University of Newcastle’s policies for Students with Special Needs. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit [email protected].

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