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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

Study Project Management at SIT

SIT's Project Management courses offer the chance for students to understand the project life cycle, how to plan and implement projects, and management of all aspects of a project from start to finish.

If you see yourself as a "finisher" - someone who could thrive on seeing projects from the proposal right through to completion, with good people skills, attention to detail and the ability to control costs and timeframes, Project Management is the ideal career path for you.

Project Management is a growth sector in New Zealand and all around the world.  Project Management skills are diverse and transferable across many disciplines and employment sectors.

Programmes in Project Management

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Auckland

OCertificate59Project Management9Auckland

Christchurch

ODiploma59Project Management3Christchurch
OCertificate59Project Management3Christchurch

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

OGraduate59Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
ODegree59Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
ODiploma59Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
OCertificate59Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Project Management Courses

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3 years fulltime

Up to 10 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

The aim of the Bachelor of Applied Management programme of study is to produce graduates with the personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments, whether locally, nationally or internationally. Students are able to specialise in one of six majors: Project Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Applied Marketing or Applied Management.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of the soft skills for management (such as communication, business writing, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific business knowledge and skills.

Course Details

6 months full-time

Up to 3 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides a recognised qualification (similar to a subject minor) covering foundation skills in project management theory and practice.

With a core paper in strategic management, and a choice of one of six elective papers, skills learnt are then applied through a choice of a dissertation or internship.

Course Details

1 year fulltime

Up to 5 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Project Management is to provide students who already have a degree, or extensive applicable experience, with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in Project Management (equivalent to a second major subject).

This programme covers all aspects of Project Management, including strategic management, contemporary issues, relationships, influence and leadership, plus three elective papers. Knowledge gained is then applied through a choice of a dissertation or internship.

Course Details

1 year full time

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

The Diploma in Project Management is expiring at the end of 2017 and has been replaced with the Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management Major). In 2017 the Diploma in Project Management is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management major) webpage and complete the online application form found there.

In the Diploma in Project Management (Level 6) you will further develop the theory and practical application of project management to enable your expertise to be utilised across a variety of sectors.

The qualification structure enables project management competencies to be applied to a range of contexts including human resources, costing, risk management, finance and timeframes.

Course Details

1 year fulltime

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

The National Diploma in Project Management is expiring at the end of 2017 and has been replaced with the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management Strand) (Level 5). In 2017 the National Diploma in Project Management is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management Strand) (Level 5) and complete the online application form found there.

The National Diploma in Project Management (Level 5) is a cross-disciplinary qualification and covers all core project management methodologies. Learn how to plan, analyse, track, communicate and report for all kinds of projects and bring them in on time and on budget.

Course Details

Intakes will be 17 weeks long.

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

This new qualification will be offered via SIT2LRN distance learning from mid-2016, replacing the National Diploma in Business (Level 5) as per the 2015 NZQA TRoQ review. Transition arrangements are in place for students currently completing the National Diploma in Business to either complete it by 31 December 2018 or transition into this new programme.

Course Details

Intakes are 24 weeks long

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective and business environment skills.

The programme is structured with five core compulsory papers, then three elective papers can be selected from within the following strands:

  • Administration and Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Project Management
This allows students to specialise and gain technical knowledge and people skills relevant to their interest area.

Course Details

Workshops are held at our Auckland Campus on Monday evenings from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Get started on the path to professional project management by learning the core skills and techniques of project management. This Level 4 certificate will give you the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the management of projects and work with others in a project team. This course is offered via Blended Delivery, which means students study both online and through evening classes at our Auckland campus.

The aim of the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) is to provide graduates of this qualification with 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.

Course Details

Intakes are 14 weeks long, with lectures held at Christchurch campus fortnightly on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays (contact administration for course timetable).

Get started on the path to professional project management by learning the core skills and techniques of project management. This unit standards based Level 4 certificate will give you the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the management of projects and work with others in a project team.  This course is offered via Blended Delivery, which means students study both online and through a series of fortnightly workshops at our Christchurch campus.

All blended delivery courses require you to have a computer and internet access. 

Course Details

18 weeks full time

Intakes are 18 weeks long.

The National Certificate in Project Management is expiring at the end of 2017 and has been replaced with the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management. In 2017 the National Certificate in Project Management is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management webpage and complete the online application form found there.

Get started on the path to professional project management by learning the core skills and techniques of project management. This unit standards based Level 4 certificate will give you the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the management of projects and work with others in a project team.

Course Details