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Certificate of Project Planning and Scheduling


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

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.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Manage project time

  • Manage project time
  • Project scheduling
  • Project time management processes
  • Activity definition process
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Inputs and outputs
  • Project scope
  • Tools and techniques
  • Activity sequencing process
  • Milestones
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)
  • Dependencies
  • Project network diagrams
  • Resource estimating process
  • Project calendar
  • Duration estimating
  • Parametric estimating
  • Constraints
  • Critical path
  • Schedule compression
  • Resource levelling
  • Critical chain method
  • Schedule control process

Unit 2 - Apply project time management techniques

  • Develop project schedule
  • Define project activities
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Activity list
  • Sequencing process
  • Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)
  • Dependency determination
  • Project network diagram
  • Project duration estimate
  • Maintain project schedule
  • Measure, record and report progress
  • Record baseline variances
  • Schedule network analysis
  • Gantt chart
  • PERT diagrams
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Schedule compression techniques
  • Critical chain method
  • Project tools and software
  • Cost schedule control systems
  • Schedule control process
  • Time-management outcomes
  • Review project performance
  • Review checklist


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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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;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • 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




  • Planning & Scheduling Manager
  • Senior Project Planner
  • Project Coordinator/Officer – Accommodation Planning
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Project Coordinator / Scheduler
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only