New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4).xml New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

Qualifications and courses Study options
Short courses - Human Resource Management

CertificateFull time - 19 weeks, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$600 - $750


Throughout the year




Course related costs



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Gain the skills to contribute to the successful management of projects.

This programme will give you the skills to support the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closing of projects, and to lead aspects of projects under broad guidance. It explores the tools and techniques of project management, and how to select and use these for specific projects.

You'll learn how to communicate information clearly to stakeholders, collaborate and contribute to the achievement of objectives, and determine solutions for operational issues.

You'll also learn about professional and ethical behaviour, and how to comply with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

Alternative requirements
  • 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.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note : Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme, please:

  • Complete an application form

If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience, talk to us about recognition or assessment of your prior learning.

Application documents

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this qualification you'll have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in project support roles. You can also utilised your skills for volunteer project roles within community groups.

Study pathways

Further study options include the level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in accounting, administration and technology, leadership and management, and project management), or relevant industry or academic certifications and qualifications.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics