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Elemental Course

Project management training tailored to Local Government

Elemental Projects offer practical, comprehensive and custom tailored training solutions for practicing and aspiring Project Managers in local government sectors. Our skilled trainers have vast project and training experience that enhances our carefully designed course content.

Courses feature local government case studies, reference the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework and emphasise the difference between ‘hard’, capital-works projects and ‘soft’, community and organisational change projects and the importance of tailoring your project management approach accordingly.

The course content and materials can be customised to your organisation, including logos, lingo, case studies and project management methodology. We also offer you the opportunity to use your own in-house specialist lecturers.

Course description

Our Project Management programs for Local Government range from 1-2 day unaccredited Project Management Essentials courses, project management team building activities and simulations, through to 6 day intensive programs – all tailored to the unique environment and needs of local government. Training may be delivered in a single event or packaged into block sessions (concurrent days) or delivered one day per week, fortnight, or month, as per your organisation’s needs.


Course content is structured into four training modules that follow the project life cycle, as follows:

  • Module 1: Initiating and Planning Projects
  • Module 2: Building and Leading Project Teams
  • Module 3: Monitoring and Controlling Projects
  • Module 4: Closing and Evaluating Projects
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


  • The PM Toolkit – a suite of tools and templates for use on projects
  • A collection of recommended readings