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New Zealand Certificate in Project Management
New Zealand Certificate in Project Management

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management

Get started on the path to professional project management by learning the core skills and techniques. The New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) will give you the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the management of projects and work with others in a project team. 

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Key Details
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:

2022 Intake 1: 24 January to 25 May - Applications Close 3 January 2022

2022 Intake 2: 21 March to 15 July - Applications Close 28 February 2022

2022 Intake 3: 6 June to 30 September - Applications Close 16 May 2022

2022 Intake 4: 1 August to 25 November - Applications Close 11 July 2022

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Direct Material Costs: $7.00 per credit (incl GST) (e.g. $700.00 for 100 credit course)

International Students

  • $100 per credit

 

 

Get started on the path to professional project management by learning the core skills and techniques. 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.

The course includes the following content:
Project management
Project scope control
Time management
Cost management
Quality assurance
Human resources
Contracts and procurement
Data analysis
Interpersonal communication
People awarded this qualification will have demonstrated that they have contributed to the management of projects, including the management of a straightforward project or a section of a larger project and working with others in a project team. 

You will learn:

  • Introduction to Project Management 
  • Project Planning 
  • Project Execution, Monitoring and Control 
  • Project Closure

People awarded this qualification will have demonstrated that they will be able to support the management of a project(s) under broad guidance, in accordance with nga kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi (the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi) and in a multi-cultural environment.

CPM401 Introduction to Project Management (15 credits)

The paper will enable students to develop an understanding of the basic principles of project management and an overview of the methodologies, tools and techniques used to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of project management to work effectively in a project environment with abilities and knowledge required to oversee and manage projects.

CPM402 Project Planning (15 credits)

This paper provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to plan a project using applied tools and techniques and established project management theories and methodologies. Through effective project planning, students will be equipped to have a deeper understanding to plan the overall requirements of project and execution to deliver agreed business case outcomes.

CPM403 Project Execution, Monitoring and Control (15 credits)

Students will develop knowledge and skills neede to execute, monitor, control projects using established project management theory and methodology. This paper will help students understand the importance of monitoring and controlling project work across all stages of the project lifecycle from initiation through to closing.

CPM404 Project Closure (15 credits)

Students will develop knowledge and skills needed to close projects using established project management theory and methodology. This paper will help students understand the importance effective closure of project work across to ensure project objectives are delivered and evaluated.

 

SUGGESTED STUDY PATH

Part-time study

  • The number of credits selected per intake should depend on work, family, and other commitments. 
  • Students must complete the papers in the order they are listed on the website.
  • As there are weekly course exercises, activities and assignments for all of the papers within this programme, part-time study is recommended, even for students working less than 20 hours per week.
  • It is recommended all students complete no more than two papers per alternate intake. Full time study is not recommended.

Full-time study

  • Full-time study is completing all papers (60 credits) in one intake.
  • Full-time acceptance into the programme is at the Programme Manager's discretion.

Additional information

  • As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours study within an intake period.  Click HERE to download a Study Load Calculator (spreadsheet)
  • All papers selected within a particular intake must be completed within that intake unless a transfer is requested (conditions apply; see FAQs)
  • Online enrolments are on a year-by-year basis and students are welcome to apply for multiple intakes in one enrolment.  Further enrolment is the responsibility of individual students.  There is no automatic enrolment rollover

 

Students will develop knowledge and skills needed to execute, monitor, control projects using established project management theory and methodology. This paper will help students understand the importance of monitoring and controlling project work across all stages of the project lifecycle from initiation through to closing

Graduates of this qualification may be employed in project roles in a variety of business entitites. They may also contribute to community groups in volunteer project roles.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2:

  • 60 credits at Level 2 or above, plus 20 credits from any level, and Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified assessment standards – available through a range of subjects and English for academic purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits), or package of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 – all three required), and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 2 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.  Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment.  From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance:  During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.

  • I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
  • I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section
  • I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Course Content)
  • I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study
  • I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)
  • I know my intended payment method
  • If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed an approved purchase order to attach to my online application.  I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility
  • I have completed and attached a cross credit form (if applying for a cross credit)
  • New students – I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application
  • New students – I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates).  These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience)
  • I have computer access,  an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office

What is the Zero Fees Scheme?

The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees, however there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay and a non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee is for processing your application and the Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard® our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.

Who qualifies for the Zero Fees Scheme?

  • A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or 
  • An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment

Instructions to help you with your application:

  1. Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.
  2. Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call
    0800 748 257 for further options.
  3. Complete your online enrolment checking that:

If you are a new student …

  • Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it);
  • If you do not have an active NSN, attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling under;
  • If you are a Resident or Permanent Resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
  • Attach all academic documentation to support your application, including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV;

Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.

  1. Please check you have included all the required information and supporting documents.  Your application will be assessed based on the information you provide.  Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
  2. Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz.

What happens next?

  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks, however we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation
  • Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment
  • Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order), you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet. Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4) full-time over six months or part-time over 2 years

Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to higher levels of tertiary training including:

 

 

The assessments for this course typically include open book essays and written reports applying project management concepts and theory in the work place and in practical situations across various management disciplines. There are no external exams for this course.

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