Key Benefits

Nationally recognised

The Diploma of Project Management is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This means you may be able to use it as a pathway to uni. You’ll have to check with the institution of your choice regarding admission pathways before you enrol with us.

Endorsed by AIPM

Your course has been endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management. Studying an endorsed course ensures that your course credentials will be recognised industry wide.

Meets global certification

Your course material is completely compatible with PMBOK (6th Edition) and ISO 21500:2016. It also refers to the principles of PRINCE2.

Skills fit for any industry

With a formal project management qualification, you’ll never be bored in your career. You’ll gain skills and capabilities you can transfer to just about any industry, from digital production to construction and more.

Government funded

If you live in Victoria, you may be eligible for government funding. To see if you are eligible, please click here.

Learn Microsoft Project

Get a student version of Microsoft Project to complete tasks and assessments to ensure you get project management skills ready for the real world.

Microsoft Project is the project management software of choice for over 20 million users worldwide. It’s used to deliver winning projects for massive international brands, including Tesla, E&Y, Toyota, British Airways, 21st Century Fox, and more. You’ll receive student edition access while you’re studying the Diploma of Project Management with Monarch Institute.

Course Accreditation

Course modules

Module 1 – Understanding Project Management and Initiating Projects


Module 2 – Scoping and Evaluating Projects


Module 3 – Defining and Planning Projects


Module 4 – Delivering, Closing and Reviewing Projects

Course Assessments

Course assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material. They’ll give you the kind of knowledge and skills you can use in the real world as a business operator or manager. Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Project management is different from other career paths. It’s something that can take you to any number of different industries. The skills you’ll pick up through your Diploma can be used in a variety of different roles, including:

To specialise in a particular type of project management, you may need to complete further training. The Diploma of Project Management from Monarch Institute will give you a solid foundation for pursuing the next step in your education.


The Diploma of Project Management is a great qualification on its own.

The Monarch Institute Diploma of Project Management has specifically been designed to ensure you’re job ready. You can also build on the skills and knowledge areas you cover in your Diploma, through professional certification courses. Interested in the science behind efficient project management? You could pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management, or Construction Management) at university.

It’s best to check with the university of your choice about pathways, credit transfer and other points required before you enrol with us.

Entry requirements

Course prerequisites

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve possibly gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Guide by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Course Topics

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4

Course Duration

What is the average course completion time frame?

This course is designed to be completed within 24 months.

Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Do you offer corporate training workshops?

Yes. We’re the training partner of choice for several large organisations. Our trainers can also conduct onsite training for groups of six staff or more. Get in touch with our friendly course consultants for more information.

Course Price

Upfront payment


The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$143.08 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $3,720)

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard or Visa.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Gary Hatfield
“If the pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
- Robert Capa

I love project management. I live it, breath it and teach it. For many years, I’ve worked in IT, moving from applications to data management. I’ve created and taught IT courses and developed some on the management of IT projects. That’s when I discovered project management and soon realised that there are many people managing projects, but very few who know what they are supposed to be doing.

That was a long time ago and the work scene has changed, but through consulting, training and lecturing to postgraduate university students, it remains clear that those who know much about managing their projects are still a minority; and if you really understand project management, you can achieve so much more in satisfying stakeholders and delivering benefits. Project management is complex and rewarding.

I’ve worked across a range of industries. Public infrastructure, mining, telecommunications, transport, retail and services, to name a few. I have briefed executives and trained the troops, and worked at all levels between. I have managed projects and helped others manage theirs better. I am a consultant, a trainer and an assessor. I am a fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and a member and active participant in several professional associations.

What gets Gary out of bed in the morning?

I love new challenges. I love my family. I love photography and love this country. Any opportunity for new experiences in these areas is a real attraction to me. I also love learning. Staying in one place is moving backwards. I need to keep learning new concepts and new ways of achieving. And I love good wine and good coffee. And communicating. Teaching is about getting ideas across; and making the subject interesting. It matters little how much you know if you can’t transfer those concepts to someone else.

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Diploma of Project Management


  • Get critical project skills you can apply in any industry
  • Position yourself to work on exciting, and higher budget projects
  • Study anywhere, anytime – whatever works best for you


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DurationUp to two years
How it worksStudy online. With a difference.
Price$3,100 | $143.08 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunitiesProject Manager
Course topicsFour modules
Units12 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainersIndustry experts and thought leaders.

University courses and professional certifications.

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed

AssessmentsMultiple small assessments | Workplace scenarios | No exams
Start dateImmediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...
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