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Diploma of Project Management


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

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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $3,100 | $143.08 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Project Manager
Course topics Four modules
Units 12 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways University courses and professional certifications
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments | Workplace scenarios | No exams
Start date Immediately, 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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Key Benefits

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.

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. You’ll receive student edition access while you’re studying the Diploma of Project Management with Monarch Institute.

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.

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) or credit transfer (CT)?

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

Course Topics

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 Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12 months however Monarch’s training plan allows you to take up to 24 months. You’re expected to complete at least one module every six months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. 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, 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.

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.

*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

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

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.

I believe 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 am a fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and a member and active participant in several professional associations.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I need to keep learning new concepts and new ways of achieving. Oh, and I love good wine and good coffee!

Learn more about Gary

Terrena Hooper
“If Opportunity doesn’t Knock, Build a Door.”
- Milton Berle

I have 15+ years experience managing HR, IT, and marketing projects across a variety of industry sectors, including government, retail, aged care, hospitals, mining, education, hospitality, facilities management and, most recently, associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve also led Australia-wide, APAC regional and global projects within the past 7 years as a senior manager in one of the world’s largest organisations. I taught vocational and university-level Project Management for over 10 years and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Association for Talent Development (ATD). I also have 7 years experience as a HR Specialist and HR Senior Leader in the 20th Largest Organisation in the world (from 2012-2019)

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about delivering successful projects and helping my students reach their career goals and dreams!

Learn more about Terrena

Any questions? Ask away!