In-house delivery

This course is only available for in-house delivery and can be customised to suit the specific needs of each client. To enquire about the course, please click below.

This dynamic and highly practical training program focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques required to put project management theory into practice.

Switching regularly between presentations and interactive, group-based activities gives participants the opportunity to apply a range of project management tools and techniques, with the support of an experienced facilitator, as they work through the life cycle of a case study project.

The course content is aligned to:

  • The global standard for project management theory – the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK, 6th Edition)
  • The Australian National Competency Standards for Project Management; and the
  • NSW Public Sector Capability Framework (Project Management Capability Level 4/5).

While no prior training in project management is required, the course is best suited to those who have some experience on projects, either as a project manager or a project team member. It is also perfect for “Accidental Project Managers” – i.e. those who are already managing projects but were never formally trained in project management, and who wish to formalise – and build on – their existing project management knowledge and skills.

After this course, participants will…

Know about:

  • Characteristics of a project – what makes them different to “business as usual” work
  • Popular project management methodologies such as PRINCE2, Agile, Waterfall, etc.
  • The PMBoK project management framework, life cycle and ten knowledge areas
  • The benefits of applying project management approach
  • The role of projects in implementing corporate strategy and achieveing orgasniational goals
  • The 4 types of projects and the project management approach best suited to each
  • Key project management documents and the purpose and timing of each
  • Popular project management tools such as Microsoft Project and online PM tools
  • Key concepts applicable to all projects

Be able to:

  • Initiate a project and develop a Project Charter
  • Define the scope using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Develop a Network Diagram and Gantt Chart from first principles
  • Allocate work to team members using a Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Develop a range of other sub-plans, such as a project cost estimate, quality plan, communication plan, risk register and procurement plan
  • Communicate and develop a Project Status Report
  • Close a project and develop a Post Implementation Review (PIR)


  • A Certificate of Attendance
  • The PM Toolkit – a suite of downloadable tools and templates for use on projects