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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 via the TANZ eCampus platform.

Duration: 19 weeks, full-time or study at your own pace.

Monthly intakes. Please enquire about the next start date.

Domestic Fees:*
$640 (discounted from $2,962.01)Scholarship info

Find out if you're eligible for fees-free study

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.

 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

UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Project Management - Online covers the following:

Introduction to Project Management (15 credits)
Learn how to contribute to a project as a member of a team to the various stages of a project.

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.

 Learning Facilities

 Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 2


Equivalent academic achievement


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


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.  

The New Zealand Certificate in Project Management comprises 60 credits.  

UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Project Mangement - Online has part-time and full-time options available. Your personalised timetable will comprise a weekly commitment of:
  • Part-time option: 12 - 15 hours of independent learning over a period of a year. Each course takes approximately 10 weeks.
  • Full-time option: 30 hours of independent learning over a period of 17 weeks. Each course takes approximately  4 - 5 weeks.

Learning takes place in the online environment, TANZ eCampus where you'll access course material, and be able to connect with the facilitator and fellow students.

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.

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 or unit standards have already been met.


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.