InstructorKestrel Stone
DateMar 20, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018
Time10am-5pm
PlaceSydney
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Price $4640 GST FREE
Deposit due now: $1500
Remainder due before completion: $3140
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Applied Project Management

The Diploma of Project Management is a comprehensive and highly practical training program aimed at practicing and aspiring project managers from any industry, sector or technical background.

Course dates

Two blocks of three days, delivered ten weeks apart:

  • Block 1:    20 – 22 March, 2018
    • Module 1: Initiating and Planning Projects
  • Block 2:   5 – 7 June, 2018
    • Module 2: Building and Leading Project Teams
    • Module 3: Monitoring and Controlling Projects
    • Module 4: Closing and Evaluating Projects

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What you will learn

Knowledge and skills are developed through a variety of training techniques specifically designed for adult learners, including:

  • In-class lectures delivered by an engaging expert trainer
  • Multimedia content including videos, games and psychological challenges sprinkled throughout lectures to build engagement and interest
  • Team activities based on relevant project case studies
  • Work-based assessment tasks that transfer knowledge and skills from the classroom to the workplace
  • A project management simulation (Mad About Projects), that gives participants the experience of managing a project in a day, and the understanding that comes from putting theory into practice. Held on the last training day, this simulation incorporates all previous learning and is where, for many, the ‘penny finally drops’ and a deeper understanding of project management is gained.

Assessment support

Following the face-to-face training block, students undertake further individual study and submit four Module Assessments. It typically takes 3-6 months to complete all assessments, during which time students are supported by a personal assessor who provides online coaching, guidance, and detailed feedback on assessments.

After this course, participants will…

Know about:

  • Industry standard, best-practice project management theory, terminology, methodologies, concepts, processes, tool and techniques
  • The ‘people side of projects’ – the psychology of project management and the ‘soft skills’ required to manage, lead, influence, negotiate and communicate with project team members, suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Different types of projects and the approach/methodology best suited to each
  • Strategic alignment of projects and the link between projects, benefits, and corporate strategy
  • The role of the project manager in relation to benefits realisation
  • Earned Value Management as a tool for evaluating the performance of a project and identifying when you are over budget and/or behind schedule
  • Control techniques and how to bring a project back on track
  • Communication techniques including the use of social media and online collaboration tools
  • Project management software/tools

Be able to:

  • Develop key project management documents including:
    • Project Charter
    • Project Management Plan – including:
      • Work Breakdown Structure
      • Network Diagram and Gantt chart
      • Project Cost Estimate
      • Quality Plan
      • HR Plans (Organisational Breakdown Structure, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, and Roles & Responsibilities Table)
      • Stakeholder Analysis & Communication Plan
      • Risk Register
      • Procurement Plan
    • Project Status Reports
    • Post Implementation Review

Receive:

  • The nationally recognised qualification: BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management awarded by Major Training Services (Registered Training Organisation No. 90748)
  • The PM Toolkit – a suite of downloadable tools and templates for use on projects
  • A collection of recommended readings

More About Us

Elemental Projects offers nationally recognised training under the auspices of Major Training Services (Registered Training Organisation No. 90748). Visit www.majortraining.com.au for information and policies.

Our trainers are experienced project managers whose unique cross industry expertise enhances the delivery of high quality course content.

Public Diploma of Project Management course are held roughly once a quarter, with additional courses scheduled at needed.

We also offer recognition of prior learning for those with experience in project management who are seeking a fast-tracked qualification to support and validate their knowledge and skills. Please click here for more details about RPL.