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Graduate Certificate of Construction Management

Postgraduate coursework

Extend your knowledge and explore the theory and practice of construction management to gain a fundamental understanding of the industry.

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Key facts

Duration

One year part-time

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2024 close 23 June 2024

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2024 close 27 October 2024

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Course overview

Explore the theory and practice of construction management and gain a fundamental understanding of the construction industry and construction projects. You will graduate with the knowledge to commence a professional career in the management and procurement of built facilities. Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Construction Management is designed for graduates from a related built environment discipline looking to extend their knowledge and transition into the construction industry.

It is also suitable for graduates from non-related disciplines who have demonstrable professional experience in construction, through public or private enterprises, wanting to formalise their entry into the construction management profession. You will work in a multi-disciplinary context to gain knowledge on construction management, procurement, measurement and estimating and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Course information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Construction Management
Year

2024 course information

Deakin code
S591
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management, students must attain 4 credit points, which must include the following:

  • four (4) core units (4 credit points)
  • DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • SRA710 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point unit) as a co-requisite for SRM776 Introduction to Construction Management.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.

Core

  • Academic Integrity Module (0 credit points)
  • Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Principles of Building Information Modelling
  • Strategic Construction Procurement
  • Construction Measurement and Estimating
  • Intakes by location

    The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Online

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Online

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Online

      * This course can only be completed part-time for T3

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin Online course offering.

    Additional course information

    Course duration

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

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include lectures, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.

    Entry requirements

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • completion of a bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline
    • completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline and at least two years' relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    Admissions information

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    Recognition of prior learning

    Deakin aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.

    Recognition of prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $4,474 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

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    The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

    Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

    • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
    • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are available for this course.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning.

    One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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    Entry pathways

    Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management you could use the credit points you’ve earned to enter into further study, including:

    Contact information

    Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    Upskill and kick-start your construction management career. Graduates will find entry positions in the fields of quantity surveying and construction management with construction companies, quantity surveying firms and construction consultants. They will also be eligible for relevant positions in client organisations.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Develop and demonstrate a complex body of knowledge of construction management, estimating, procurement and Building Information Management practices in order to engage in construction projects.

    Communication

    Communicate clearly, professionally and responsibly with specialist and non-specialist audiences in a variety of contexts using oral, written, graphical and interpersonal skills to inform and contribute within a project team.

    Digital literacy

    Apply knowledge of relevant technical tools and methodologies to locate, collect, analyse and synthesise complex information from a variety of sources to prepare estimates and procurement strategies for construction projects. Use digital technologies, including information systems to evaluate and assess modelling and scenario building.

    Critical thinking

    Use reasoning and analysis skills, drawing on knowledge and information from a range of professional or scholarly sources to reflect on, analyse and synthesise cost and construction industry influences to contribute towards making decisions in construction.

    Problem solving

    Demonstrate some autonomy and judgement to contribute towards the generation of strategies and solutions at various stages including planning, implementing, construction and evaluation of the built environment.

    Global citizenship

    Engage ethically and professionally when working in a variety of construction management situations both nationally and globally.

    Approved by Faculty Board 28 August 2019