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New Zealand Certificate in Project Management - Online

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management - Online

Level 4

Develop your skills in project management with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Project Management.

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Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: Online

Duration: 10 weeks per course (study at your own pace)

Monthly intakes

Domestic Fees: *
$685.76Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Businesses and organisations need people who can manage projects on time and within budget. Learn these valuable skills in UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Project Management.

Study this qualification online with eCampus NZ.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Project Management will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in project support roles, and be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer project roles.

  • Project Support
  • Project Assistant

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Managers.

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This programme consist of 60 credits. The courses includes:

Introduction to Project Management (15 credits)
Learn how to become an effective member of a project management team.

Scope Management (15 credits)
Learn how to develop a detailed project scope and generate a related schedule of work.

Lead a Project Component (15 credits)
Learn how to effectively lead an aspect of a project under broad guidance - planning, generating a cost estimate and updating the project documentation during project execution.

Management Project Monitoring and Controlling (15 credits)
Learn how to assist with the management of resources and suppliers necessary to achieve project objectives.

 Student & Staff Profiles

 Domestic Entry Requirements

40 Credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 Literacy Credits and 10 Numeracy Credits


Equivalent academic achievement


On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL), from one test taken in the preceding two years. UCOL is a TOEFL testing centre.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable. 

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is designed for those who want to be employed or currently are employed in a project management support role.  

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.