The value of leveraging project management software in an organisation can’t be underestimated. It can help reduce costs, deliver consistent results, increase process efficiencies, improve customer service and provide a competitive edge.
The Introduction to Microsoft Office Project is an online professional development course that is an ideal skill enhancer for project managers, project officers, PMO professionals and business analysts.
In this project management course, you will learn to develop a schedule, manage tasks and resources, track a project’s progress and budget, and analyse an organisation’s workloads.
You will also learn how to leverage reporting tools, and use and format Gnatt charts to determine a project’s resources and timeline, the order in which tasks are completed and the dependencies between tasks.
On completion of this course, you will be able to use the advanced features of the software to manage complex projects, manage multiple projects simultaneously and enhance your professional skill set in your chosen sector.
Unit 1 - Managing project resources
Adding resources to a project
Assigning resources to tasks
Using the resource graph
Pooling and levelling resources
Unit 2 - Saving and exporting
Saving and exporting a project
Viewing and changing properties
Modifying page set up
Printing a document
Sending a document by email
Sharing a document with OneDrive
Comparing two projects
Reusing data in multiple projects
Unit 3 - Visualising data in charts and tables
Inserting, editing and formatting a table
Inserting, editing and formatting a chart
Creating a PivotTable
Creating a custom PivotTable
Unit 4 - Managing tasks
Inserting and editing a task
Inserting a recurring task
Importing tasks from Outlook
Creating drop down menus within a column
Using formulas to create custom field
Linking or splitting tasks
Adding Outline numbers and EBS codes
Defining and customising WBS codes
Sorting and filtering tasks
Unit 5 - Using tables to reorganise tasks
Adding notes to tasks
Highlighting certain tasks
Unit 6 - Configuring projects
Changing your document display
Customising the appearance
Changing your document saving settings
Personalising the toolbar and ribbon
Unit 7 - Illustrating projects
Inserting and moving shapes
Changing the appearance of shapes
Applying effects to shapes
Inserting, editing and modifying images
Unit 8 - Using report tools
Generating reports from templates
Creating a report
Inserting and formatting text into reports
Changing the appearance of your report
Unit 9 - Tracking projects
Using the timeline
Adding a baseline to a project
Tracking project progress
Tracking critical tasks
Analysing and configuring critical tasks
Adding a milestone
Using the task indicators
Changing scheduling settings
Unit 10 - Using and formatting Gantt charts
Formatting the text within your table
Changing the appearance of your Gantt chart
Formatting the bars in your Gantt chart
Applying bar styles
Displaying progress lines
Drawing on your Gantt chart
Unit 11 - Setting up projects
Creating a new project
Understanding the structure of a project
Using the built-in chart displays
Using project templates
Spell checking projects
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 ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
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.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
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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.
Professional development for:-
Individuals working in small, medium and large organisations who need to produce professional documents and communications.