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Certificate of Strategic Management


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

In order for an organisation to achieve its overall long-term goals, there needs to be a solid strategic management plan in place.

The Certificate of Strategic Management Planning is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake the process of strategic management planning for an organisation.

In this online strategic management planning course you will learn how to manage and set priorities, align resources, strengthen operational systems, and ensure employees and stakeholders are working towards shared goals.

Throughout this course you will learn the necessary skills required to create a strategic plan that is aligned with an organisation’s values, vision and mission statement.

You will also discover how to create a meaningful SWOT PEST analysis and apply a range of other tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that will lead an organisation towards success.

On completion of this course you feel confident to use knowledge gained to implement a successful strategic management plan for an organisation.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Develop and implement strategic plans

  • Develop strategic plan
  • Strategic planning processes
  • SWOT PEST and STEEP analyses
  • Vision and mission statements
  • Planning models
  • Develop values
  • Stakeholder support
  • Market information research
  • Internal – performance review data
  • Environmental scans
  • Political, economic social developments
  • Technological developments
  • Risk management
  • Fault/Event tree analysis
  • Econometric models
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Strengths, weaknesses and threats
  • Cooperative ventures
  • Write strategic plan
  • Document relevant research
  • The SIPOCC model
  • Strategic objectives and strategies
  • Time frames
  • Responsible parties
  • Performance indicators
  • Action plans
  • Check resources required
  • Communicate strategic plan
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Unit 2 - Strategic planning

  • Business strategies
  • Strategic planning processes
  • Market research
  • SWOT analysis
  • Internal strengths and weaknesses
  • PEST analysis
  • External influences
  • Environmental analysis
  • Resources and capabilities
  • Core competencies / traps
  • Weaknesses
  • Stakeholders
  • Potential for threat
  • Vision and mission statements
  • Strategies and objectives
  • Controlling performance
  • Waste management
  • Process variation
  • Cause variation
  • Process capability
  • The Simple SIPOCC Model
  • Action plans
  • Evaluation and implementation
  • Communication strategies


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



  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • 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 issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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