Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Auckland International, Whangarei

Semester 1 & Semester 2

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Full time/Part time


1 year full time

Fast Track:
8 Months (Auckland)


Whangarei: February, July

Auckland (International Students Only): 9 January
6 March
8 May
3 July
28 August
24 October

Semester Dates (2017):20 Feb - 30 Jun
24 Jul - 1 Dec

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $5,652.52

Student levy may apply

International: $18,000 (120 credits - per academic year)

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About this programme

Our graduate diploma in Project Management will give you the skills and expertise to manage projects from start to finish, to deliver projects on time and to budget. Managing projects is an exciting career path and can be utilised anywhere in the world.

In this full time one-year graduate diploma you will develop the theory and practical applications required of project managers. You will also have the opportunity to join the Project Management Institute and complete their professional examinations.

What you will learn

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

The project management knowledge you will gain on this programme aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK)®, as defined by the Project Management Institute. This knowledge will give you a solid foundation should you wish to seek certification with The Project Management Institute.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory Courses Level Credits
AMPM600 - Project Management 6 15
AMIF603 - Introduction to Finance 6 15
AMOM632 - Operational Management 6 15
AMPM700 - Advanced Project Management 7 15
AMTC700 - Business Transformation and Change 7 15
AMIP700 - Industry Project 7 45


You will have approximately 4 hours of class time a week for each course followed by approximately 10 hours of self-directed study.

Our lectures are supported by our e-learning resources. This contains lecture presentations, additional reading, discussion forums and other resources which help reinforce your learning.

About Fast Track - International Students

For students studying in Auckland, NorthTec offers Fast Track programmes. Each one of our academic years runs for eight months. Therefore three academic years are condensed into two calendar years. By reducing the long term breaks during the year that many New Zealand education institutions have traditionally, you save both time and money by gaining your qualification in a shorter period of time.

Career opportunities

Build your career around Project Management. An exciting and demanding career that can take you in many different directions and into many industries. With career opportunities in Business, Banking, Event Management, IT, Construction, Hospitality, Government, Health and Manufacturing, you will have the project planning expertise as well as your management skills to ensure projects are completed successfully on time and within budget.

Additional costs 

There are additional costs for text books. These can vary from $50 to $150 per course. Class materials $50.

There are additional costs associated with membership of the Project Management Institute and for thoes who wish to sit the PMI professional examinations.

Admission information

Academic Requirements

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

  • or alternatively, a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree).

  • or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience eg. 3 - 5 years full time work experience (relevant to business studies).

If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below.

  • IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band lower than 5.5 in all subtests).For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Qualifications gained 

Northland Polytechnic Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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