Project management skills are in demand across many industries, and this professional development course will give you the confidence to lead and manage a project from inception to completion effectively.
The Advanced Certificate of Project Management will train you in all aspects of project management, covering costs, communications and human resources, project scope, project risk and integration to project quality management.
In this project management course, you will learn how to create a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost. You will discover how to plan for human resources, implement personnel training and development, and manage the project team.
Finally, you will learn how to integrate and balance the overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track the project objectives to comply with organisational goals and strategies.
On completion of the course you will feel confident to apply the fundamentals of project management to deliver outcomes within time, cost and quality restraints and to identify factors that most impact a project’s success.
Unit 1 - Manage project risk
Information gathering techniques
Ishikawa / Fishbone diagrams
Risk management plan
Qualitative risk analysis
Quantitative risk analysis
Response planning / strategies
Project management plan
Responding to risk
Unit 2 - Manage project integration
Managing a project
Program management table
Project life cycle
Project management information system
Project cash flow
Project management methodology
Project scope management
Project management plan
Monitor and control processes
Project closure report
Unit 3 - Manage project procurement
Project procurement management
Plan purchases and acquisitions
Tools and techniques
Make or buy analysis
Statement of work
Conduct procurement activities
Implement and monitor procurement
Procurement finalisation procedures
Unit 4 - Manage project information and communication
Project Management Information System (PMIS)
Unit 5 - Manage project time
Manage project time
Project time management processes
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Inputs and outputs
Tools and techniques
Activity sequencing process
Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)
Project network diagrams
Resource estimating process
Schedule control process
Unit 6 - Manage Project Scope
Project authorisation activities
Project versus product scope
Project scope management processes
Scope management approach
Inputs and outputs
Roles and responsibilities
Defining the scope
Project scope statement
Work breakdown structure (WBS)
Unit 7 - Manage project quality
Quality management plan
Quality objectives and standards
Quality v grade
Project quality management
Process of quality planning
Tools, techniques and methods
Project scope statement
Project management plan
Design of Experiment (DOE)
Cost of Quality (COQ)
Process improvement plan
Quality control process
Outputs from quality control
Unit 8 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
Stakeholder identification / register
Rules of engagement
Define project roles
Individual development plan
Stakeholder communication plan
Unit 9 - Manage project human resources
Determine HR requirements
HR and project teams
Establish project team
Effective project teams
Training and team building
Project team management
Staff management plan
Redeployment / redundancies
Unit 10 - Manage project cost
Manage project cost
Project cost management
Risk management analyses
Cash flow budget
Developing a project budget
Budgets and controls
Financial cost analysis
Cost management plan
Earned value management (EVM)
Variance analysis reports
Milestone trend analysis (MTA)
Estimated duration 150 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I really enjoyed my experience studying with Australian Online Courses. The courses are very easy to follow and feedback is very quick.
T. Ramsay, Freshwater, NSW | Certificate of Project Management
Lots of great information and resources. Information was relevant and well laid out. I really like the self paced learning and assessment structure.
K. McRae, Sunshine, VIC | Certificate of Project Management
Studying with Australian Online Courses gave me the flexibility to complete field studies, tasks and assignments in my own time. I did not feel pressured at any time during my course to submit work until I was completely satisfied with my work. The course material was well presented and easy to follow. I would highly recommend Australian Online Courses to anyone who is looking to undertake online study with such a helpful and professional organisation. Thanks again.
J, Christmass, Madeley, WA
I have experienced: i) Extremely efficient online learning. ii) Quick marking ‘turn-around’ times. iii) Tutors who have been wonderfully approachable and helpful with any queries and concerns regarding course enrollment, assessments and/or subject matter. Overall, I am very satisfied with learning via Australian Online Courses. Thank you.
C, Garson, Toowoomba, QLD
Fantastic experience and was able to gain lots of knowledge.
J. Peirce, Busby, NSW
I have learnt a lot from this course. This course has helped me to manage my anger issues and look at things from a different perspective. I have learnt that my anger and the behaviour can affect others. I have learnt new ways on controlling and managing my emotions and anger. This is the first time i have attended an anger management course. I wish I had done this course earlier.
B. Murphy, Concord, NSW
The course content was relevant, interesting and appropriately paced.
K. Scott, Peachester, QLD
My experience was Australian Online Courses was excellent. I could complete the work at my own pace using the provided materials which were in a easy to access spot. The education has helped me formulate ideas for progressing a project I am currently trying to develop. Overall I am very satisfied with what I have experienced.
N. Haydon, Mount Peter, QLD
It was a very informative platform. The study material is very useful and assignments are practical based real life situations. I learned a lot and I try my best to improve myself with the help of this course.
A.Singh, Hoppers Crossing, VIC
I completed this course to develop my knowledge and skillset in policy development in hopes of progressing my career. Online study works best for me to allow me to continue working full time, and studying when it suits me. Assessments were marked quickly, and the content was engaging and beneficial. Thank you to AOC
S. Littlehales-Adey, Everton Hills, QLD
I enjoyed studying and I’m going to enroll for another course. The tutor was great and it was easy to understand.
A, Egia, Gatton, QLD
The best institute I have ever come through. Looking forward to enrolling in few other courses for a refresher.
M, Hussein, Fiji
I was grateful to be able to study at my own pace, so I could stop and start when I chose and be able to keep up with other commitments. I also appreciated the tutors responding to my queries in a timely manner.
M, Minchin, Wellard, WA
I have thoroughly enjoyed completing this course. I’ve learnt many valuable new skills, which will assist me in advancing my career. Thank you!
T. A, Waterson, Kellyville, NSW
It was amazing experience to do online course with this organisation. Everything comes very smooth and the portal is very user friendly.
Z, Yuan, Melrose Park, NSW
loved studying Australian Online Courses. The fact that you are able to complete the course and assessment in your own time is amazing! I started this course when I was heavily pregnant with my first child and have now completed it 6 months after he was born due to the fact that it is at your own pace!
B, Carr, Gold Coast, QLD
I absolutely loved it! It was easy to pick up so that I could learn and start a new career.
G, Moore, Cranbourne North, VIC
AOC was great. Study content was great and gave me all necessary information to complete the assessments and also gain a great understanding of the units. I also dealt with AOC support to extend my course and it was such an easy process and I was so glad to be able to do that without any issues.
A, Spezza, Hadfield, VIC
I loved my experience studying with Australian Online Courses.
K. Sclippa, Mareeba, QLD
Amazing learning opportunity, I love that I can complete the course at my own pace. The learning and the assignments provided me with a lot of insight and knowledge for my future career.
D. Drube, Singapore
My experience for studying with Australian Online Courses was excellent. All the information supplied to me was easy to understand. I would definitely come back to you to study another course if needed, in the future. Highly recommend.
E. Pearce, Advancetown, QLD
My experience with Australian online courses has been fantastic, I would highly recommend them to everyone I know. Professional and extremely helpful staff make studying online so much easier. I definitely would chose to study with Australian Online Courses again.
To enrol multiple staff, please complete the Employer Enrolment Form. We’ll be in touch within 60 minutes during business hours!
Visa, Mastercard, BPAY and Direct Deposit.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no course or subject pre-requisites for entry into our programs. However, our professional development programs are generally intended for people over the age of 18. In some circumstances, enrolments from younger people may be considered. Please complete the AOC Parent Guardian Consent Form prior to enrolling and submit here.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
How is this course delivered?
This course is delivered online via our easy-to-navigate Learning Management System (LMS), where you will discover interactive online learning/written content, resources and assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our LMS and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email only during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.