The ability to successfully complete a project on time is determined by your aptitude in planning and scheduling. If you’re a project manager or are required to project manage as part of your job, this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Project Planning and Scheduling is an online professional development program that will explore the factors and fundamental elements of successful project planning and scheduling.
In this online project planning and scheduling course you will define and create a work breakdown structure (WBS), learn to identify and understand task relationships and dependencies and understand how to effectively allocate project resources and update and monitor project schedules. You will learn how to analyse and forecast the impact of change and review progress throughout the project life cycle.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to use planning, scheduling and time management techniques to achieve project outcomes on time for an organisation.
Unit 1 - Manage project time
Work breakdown structures
Creating a WBS and linkable information
Activity duration estimating
Scheduling tools and techniques
Tools and techniques
Variances in project performance
Schedule, cost and risk control
Earned Value Analysis (EVA) Variance Analysis Formula
Time impact analysis
Evaluating and implementing change
Time management issues and methodologies
Identifying the critical path
Project life cycle phases
Unit 2 - Apply project time management techniques
Work breakdown structure (WBS)
Estimate task duration
Task sequencing and dependencies
Project schedule development
Critical path method (CPM)
Tools and techniques for identifying project schedule impact
Critical chain method
Resource optimisation techniques
Schedule compression and
Project tools and software
Achieve a schedule baseline and communicate to stakeholders
Record and report progress of scheduled activities
Variance between actual and planned progress
Forecasting the impact of change on schedule
Analysing change options
Updating project schedules
Conducting a time management review
Process and checklist
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
It was a good experience.
K. Simmonds, Murrumba Downs, QLD | Certificate of Project Planning and Scheduling
It was a very good course for me in gaining more skills within the Project Management discipline. I will certainly be continuing and looking forward to on going studies in Project Management, with AOC. Thank You Very Much.
M. Tuddenham, Sebastopol, VIC | Certificate of Project Planning and Scheduling
Very easy to access and good support
R. Kunda, Maylands, SA | Certificate of Project Planning and Scheduling
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 entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
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.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system 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 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.