What will I learn?
Technical knowledge and skills
- Apply project management knowledge to support the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing of a project(s).
- Lead aspects of a project(s) under broad guidance.
- Select and use project management tools and techniques appropriate to the project management task.
- Collaborate and contribute to the achievement of objectives.
- Communicate information clearly to stakeholders.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.
- Manage self to contribute to the project’s performance.
- Determine solutions for operational issues in a project(s).
- Comply with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements for the entity.
- 40 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits.
All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language:
- must demonstrate English Language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0 OR
- must provide acceptable alternative evidence of English language proficiency depending on the visa decline rate of the country you are from. See here for acceptable evidence and visa decline rates by country.
Please note: All scores must be achieved in a single test completed in the preceding two years. You cannot combine scores from multiple tests. If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.
If you need to improve your English, we offer a range of English language programmes.
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. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
The duration of this programme is 19 weeks full-time (with 17 teaching weeks and two study break weeks).
Directed teaching hours per week will be 18 and you will be expected to spend another 17 hours per week in self-directed study.
Please contact us to discuss part-time workload options.
|Compulsory courses||Level||Credits||Learning hours|
|Introduction to Project Management||4||15||150|
|Lead a Project Component||4||15||150|
|Management Project Monitoring and Controlling||4||15||150|
1. Introduction to Project Management
To enable students to contribute as a member of a project team to the various stages of a project.
- Identify project stakeholders, describe their role on the project and develop a project communication plan
- Manage self to contribute to achievement of team objectives in an ethical and culturally appropriate manner
- Describe a project and its life cycle stages and project management process
2. Scope Management
To enable students to scope a project.
- Generate a project scope statement
- Generate a work breakdown schedule
3. Lead a Project Component
To enable students to effectively lead an aspect of a project under broad guidance.
- Generate a project planning chart
- Generate a project cost estimate
- Generate updates to project documentation during project execution
4. Management Project Monitoring and Controlling
To enable students to assist with the management of resources and suppliers necessary to achieve project objectives
- Describe a generic project control process
- Generate a range of project performance reports
- Apply closeout project procedures and generate relevant reports
Further study options
Successful completion of this programme can lead to further study in:
- New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Project Management) (Level 5) - online only
- relevant industry and/or academic certifications and/or qualifications.
This qualification may equip graduates towards achievement of Project Management Institute and other professional credentials.
Career opportunities for graduates
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in project support roles. Graduates will also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer project roles.
Student loans and allowances
Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances.) Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit: www.studylink.govt.nz
Recognition of prior learning
If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life. www.capablenz.ac.nz
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.