Study Project Management

Potential Career Outcomes

Some potential occupations include:

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation to have a positive skills assessment.

Course overview

Program, Project or Contract Adminstrators are heavily involved in the administration of contracts, programs, special projects and support services. Some of the key skills for needed in this industry include customer and person services, administration and management, and computer and electronic skills.

In Australia, there are many courses you can take to start your career in project management. Australia offers courses both at the vocational training level across to higher education. In these courses you will be exposed to topics such as:

  • Project Procurement
  • Project Scope
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Communication
  • Project Governance
  • Project Risk
Graduate Outcomes
  • On average, a program, project or contract administrator earns $1,660 per week.
  • Program, project or contract administrators tend to work in many industries ranging from Public Administration and Safety, Construction and Education and Training.
  • Most Program, project or contract administrators work full-time (82%).
  • Unemployment rate for this occupation is below average in 2018.
  • Normally, workers in this industry spend around 43 hours per week.
  • Age: average age is 42 years.
  • Gender: 55% of workers are female
Common Course Requirements
  • Completion of secondary education.
  • Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 5.5 overall for Vocational courses, or 6.5 for University courses)
Related Courses

Some related courses include:

  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Duration: 22 – 52 weeks
Intake: Monthly
Cost: $3,600 – $15,200
Locations: Most cities throughout Australia

  • Diploma of Project Management
    Duration: 26-104 weeks
    Intake: Monthly
    Cost: $5,800 – $20,000
    Locations: Most cities throughout Australia
  • Advanced Diploma of Project Management

Duration: 48-104 weeks

Intake: Monthly

Cost: $6,250 – $24,000

Locations: Most cities throughout Australia

  • Bachelor of Project Management

Duration: 156 weeks

Intake: Twice a year (February and July)

Cost: $40,000 – $45,000/ year

Locations: Most cities throughout Australia

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