Graduate Certificate of Construction Management

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Construction Management

This course is an exit option only


One year part-time

Deakin course codeS591
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Please note that students who commenced S792 Master of Construction Management (Professional) or S791 Master of Construction Management from 2015 onwards are not able to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Construction Management.

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Construction Management is made up of 4 credit points of study which blend innovative practice and leading edge research using a case based approach to learning.

Deakin’s post-graduate construction management courses provide students with the understanding, knowledge and skills in a variety of roles in quantity surveying and construction management. The course is suitable for personnel involved in the procurement of built facilities as consultants or contractors, as well as people in government departments and commercial organisations who are responsible for the procurement of such facilities.

The courses have been designed to suit the needs of two types of graduates:

  • Graduates from a built environment and engineering background who are seeking to up-skill.
  • Graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree from an unrelated discipline, wanting to formalise their entry into the construction management profession through an accredited construction management and quantity surveying pathway.

Students will work in a multi-disciplinary context with topics that are at the forefront of the built environment industry, such as: Project Feasibility Evaluation, Cost Planning, Professional Business Practice, Construction Measurement, Commercial Construction Organisation, Design Management, Legal Risk Management, Sustainability, Urban Ecologies and Strategic Construction Procurement.  

The courses are designed to provide the specialist skills related to the theoretical, policy, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.

The Graduate Certificate of Construction Management can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Construction Management.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course rules

You must complete 4 credit points from the following units:

Course structure

Core Units

SRD760Geo-Planning and Design

SRV799Built Environment Integrated Project


Choose any two units from the following:

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRM751Principles of Building Information Modelling

SRM752Advanced Project Management

SRQ745Construction Company Management

SRQ762Cost Planning

SRQ763Legal Risk Management

SRQ764Building Project Evaluation

SRQ774Construction Measurement

SRQ780Strategic Construction Procurement

SRT750Sustainable Futures

SRT757Building Systems and Environment

Other course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.