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Short courses

ZSC002 Project Management: Developing a Technical Business Case (Non-Award)




Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

This short course should be completed over 4 weeks self-paced study.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Occupation types
General Education - Not Occupationally Specific

This course provides an introduction to project management and its key elements. Students will learn to identify skills required to manage projects effectively and learn to develop a Technical Business Case.

This is an online course available to international and domestic postgraduate applicants applying for engineering or information technology postgraduate courses at CDU.

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the role of a project manager and best practices associated with working as part of a project team.
  • identify components of a Technical Business Case and subsequently capable to develop a Technical Business Case.
  • conduct a SWOT analysis for a project
  • perform Quantitative Analysis (NPV, ROI, Payback and Weighted Score) methods in selecting a project.

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree and must have applied for an engineering or IT postgraduate course for commencement in the semester following this short course through CDU's International Office or one of the TACs.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Participation will be issued for units completed.

Additional information

Location and study mode

Locations: Online

Apply now for ZSC002

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To complete the Project Management (Non-Award) short course students are required to complete the following unit online.

Upon successful completion a Certificate of Achievement will be issued.

Code Unit Title Value
ZSCENG001 Project Management: Developing a Technical Business Case 40
  Total 40


Course fees

There are no fees associated with this course.

International Students

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.


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