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Certificate of Project Administration


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Project administration is an exciting and rewarding career, especially if you thrive under pressure and enjoy a challenge. You’ll also need excellent time-management, interpersonal communication and analytical skills. If this sounds like you, project administration might be the perfect career for you.

The Certificate of Project Administration is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to perform the activities associated with the administrative aspects of a project, from inception through to completion.

This online project administration course focuses on the administration requirements within any project undertaken under the supervision of an experienced project manager. This role is important to private enterprise and government departments and can include major building projects, information technology infrastructure, and more.

On completion of this course you will feel equipped to plan and administer organisational projects with confidence.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Administer projects

  • Project purpose and objectives
  • Project management plan
  • Activity definition process
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Activity sequencing process
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Realistic and achievable timeframes
  • Project budget / cost control
  • Reporting processes
  • Project administration
  • Allocate and monitor tasks
  • Deadline or target date
  • Financial control systems
  • Cost estimating
  • Manage project budget
  • Time frames and milestones
  • Team meetings
  • Maintain project records
  • Project completion
  • Auditing requirements
  • Reporting
  • Review project plan

Unit 2 - Project management

  • Project management
  • Project management processes
  • Developing a brief
  • Project scope
  • Project management plans
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Planning tools
  • Applying leads and lags
  • Time management
  • Activity duration estimate
  • Parametric estimating
  • Project budgets
  • Cost control
  • Project sign-off
  • Monitoring the project
  • Milestone attainment
  • Managing changes
  • Completing and distributing reports
  • Cost management
  • Cost estimating
  • Estimating tools and techniques
  • Project windup
  • Project sign-off
  • Finalise finances

Study Mode and Duration

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Project Administrator Assistant
  • Project Administrator Officer
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only