New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

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Lead, plan and execute a project with confidence!

So you want to move into project management? Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to lead, plan and execute a project with confidence.  Learn the complex techniques to successful project management and develop your planning and problem solving arsenal.

Who is this for?

Do you want to become a project manager but aren’t sure how to get your foot in the door? Do you currently assist a project management team and want greater responsibility? Are you a small business owner looking to gain more skills in managing your business and projects?

Then a qualification in project management could be for you.

About eCampus NZ

The eCampus NZ online learning platform is a collaboration by New Zealand’s major tertiary providers to provide quality education to New Zealanders no matter where they live. The eCampus platform is easy to use, flexible and supportive. You will be able to access course material, upload assignments and chat to other students through our private online forum. Our portal also keeps you up to date with the latest course information including news, events and important details.

As an eCampus online student you can learn at your own pace and fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle. All study is completely online – with dedicated facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.

It is possible to study individual courses/papers from within eCampus programmes without completing the full qualification. If you are interested in only competing specific courses/papers please contact the eCampus team to find out more about how this works.

Click here to learn more about eCampus NZ.

Coaching support and study spaces

NorthTec offers study spaces where you will be able to meet new people, gain support from an experienced tutor in this field, put a face to the names on your forums and learn more about the course. We have free Wi-Fi, kitchenette, coffee, tea, snacks and milo.

Take advantage of highly skilled and experienced tutors accessible to answer questions and provide you the support to help, guide and direct you.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to support the management of a project(s) under broad guidance in a bi- and multi-cultural environment. Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Apply project management knowledge to support the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing of a project(s).

  • Lead aspects of a project(s) under broad guidance.

  • Select and use project management tools and techniques appropriate to the project management task.

People skills

  • Collaborate and contribute to the achievement of objectives.

  • Communicate information clearly to stakeholders.

Affective skills

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.

  • Manage self to contribute to the project’s performance.

Cognitive skills

  • Determine solutions for operational issues in a project(s).

Business environment

  • Comply with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements for the entity.

Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
4893.0001 - Introduction to Project Management 4 15
4893.0002 - Scope Management 4 15
4893.0003 - Lead a Project Component 4 15
4893.0004 - Management Project Monitoring and Controlling 4 15

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

Alternative requirements:

  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry.

English requirements:

  • Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 Academic with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time/Part time


20 weeks full time
40 weeks part time

Start Dates

Online (eCampus): Rolling monthly intakes

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $697.40

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


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