Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership is intended for people who want to undertake a short academic course to further their career in project leadership. Graduate certificates typically require six months of full time study or one year of part time study with the option to progress to a master's program.

The Master of Project Leadership (MPL) is a professional degree designed for experienced project managers and senior managers seeking to develop the critical complex thinking and communication skills required for successful organisational leadership.

If you enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership you may apply to upgrade your award to the Graduate Diploma in Project Management as long as you maintain a credit average (65%+).

Course outline

Units of study information for this degree

Study plan

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership complete 24 credit points (cp) made up of foundational and specialist units of study, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership can offer those without a recognised bachelor degree a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Leadership and then possible progression to the master’s program.
 
Maintaining a credit average in the Graduate Certificate will allow you to upgrade your award to the Graduate Diploma.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership will hold a recognised bachelor's degree with satisfactory academic performance and a minimum 5 years work experience in a middle to senior project management position or similar (to be assessed on a case by case basis by the Faculty).
Proof of English Language proficiency where English is not your first language is required.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.