You can project manage!
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. Download qualification guide.
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.
- Level: 4
- Credit: 60
- Qualification fee: $685.76 (domestic students). Includes GST.
- Duration: Part time: 40 weeks | Full time: 20 weeks
- Indicative hours per week: Part time: 15 | Full time: 30
To complete the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) you are required to complete the following courses:
- Introduction to Project Management
- Management Project Monitoring and Controlling
- Lead a Project Component
- Scope Management
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. To find out the best study pathway for you, speak with one of our Sales and Learner Service Coordinators today – call 0800 328 269 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Benefits to you
Learn to lead parts of a project
Either in a support position or under guidance from a senior project manager, you will be able to take control of aspects of a project – contributing successfully to the overall performance of a project.
Understand project management
How do you project manage? What are the key principles of project management? In this qualification you will come away with a good understanding of how project management works and how you can successfully lead a project.
Improve your toolkit
Have in your arsenal ways to solve project problems and know which tools to select and use for different issues.
Gain technical know how
There are many stages to project management. Give yourself the technical knowledge to scope a project, control, budget, monitor, breakdown workflows and execute. You will also be introduced to GANT charts and other technical project management support tools.
Be a communicator
Throughout a project you will be expected to engage and communicate with a range of stakeholders. Learn how to involve stakeholders in the right way and how to communicate key information clearly.
Be a risk manager
Learn the importance of risk management and contingency planning in project management.
Develop leadership skills
In all projects there is an element of leadership required. Learn and understand some of the core techniques to successful team management.
Achieve project objectives and milestones
Understand the importance of project milestones and how you as an individual can collaborate and contribute to achieving objectives in your team.
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with eCampus NZ. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
This qualification is made up of four courses. Each course is delivered over 10 weeks. To complete one of the courses successfully in the 10 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 15 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
If you want to study as a full-time student you can enrol on more than one course at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week.
Career and study pathways
As a first stepping stone into the world of project management, this qualification will place graduates in a good position for a junior project manager or project assistant role. For work-place learners who are interested in developing their project management skills within their chosen industry – this qualification will provide you with the tools to succeed.
Once you graduate you could explore the New Zealand Diploma in Business for a greater understanding of leadership and business functions or enrol in a more advanced project management course/qualification.
- 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits
- 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.
- If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
Student loans and allowances
If you want to study as a full-time student you must enrol in more than one course in a qualification at a time. Please refer to Studylink definition of a full-time student – https://www.studylink.govt.nz/about-studylink/glossary/full-time-definition.html.
“I really enjoy having the ability to study when I have the time and wherever I might be. I also like the online videos and course reading and have found the course facilitators are always available when I need them,”
eCampus NZ is offered by eight of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through eCampus NZ are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.