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Certificate of Strategic Planning


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The Certificate of Strategic Planning in an online professional development program that teaches the process of strategic management; a process undertaken by an organisation to develop a plan for the achievement of its overall long-term organisational goals. Learn how to manage and set priorities, align resources, strengthen operational systems, and ensure employees and stakeholders are working towards shared goals.

You will learn the necessary skills of creating a strategic plan that is aligned with an organisation’s values vision and mission. Throughout the course you’ll learn 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.

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.


  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.


Payment Information

Certificate Course


SKU: C990001 Category:
  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access


  • $150 deposit
  • $25/week
  • No credit checks required