The Graduate Certificate is the first tier of two programs in Construction Project Management. This program is undertaken on a part-time basis over one year. You will receive a strong introduction to project management principles and learn the techniques needed to effectively manage large construction projects, including established theories and recent developments. The focus of the courses may include management of construction organisations, risk management and business analytics, cost and value management, contract administration, planning and control, and informatics.

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Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

This program is both a practical way for you to upskill over a year while working, and a stepping-stone to the Master of Construction Project Management. If you have relevant professional experience but limited formal qualifications, it is an opportunity for you to study at a graduate level.

Who should choose this degree?

The Graduate Certificate is suited to practising personnel in relevant fields including building, construction management, construction economics, civil engineering, mining engineering, project management, quantity surveying and real estate who want to enhance their career opportunities.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Property Development

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management applicants need to have one of the following:

Undergraduate degree in a related field OR Undergraduate degree in any field plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level OR Accredited Diploma in a related field + 3 years construction experience at a managerial level OR Accredited Diploma in an unrelated field + 5 years construction experience at a managerial level OR A recognised and relevant professional qualification such as membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Master Builders Association (MBA) or Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) + 5 years of work experience in the construction industry at a management level Definition of a Related field: built environment disciplines, engineering, business or law.Please note that the Graduate Certificate is not available to International students as it can only be undertaken on a part-time basis.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


As part of the Australian Government�??s?�Job-ready Graduates Package, Commonwealth Supported Places?�(CSPs) are now available for this program for T1 2021 only.

^The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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