Learn how to deliver successful engineering projects by gaining the essential project management skills.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of project management. It draws on the Project Management Institute’s 'Project Management Body of Knowledge' (PMBOK® Guide)*.
You'll learn about:
- the project lifecycle
- project management methodologies
- key roles
- risk management
- project quality
- closing projects.
Using a real project as a case study, you will:
- be able to contribute ideas, collaborate on concepts and discuss solutions,
- learn practical tools and tips to use in the workplace, and
- have access to a reference guide and documentation templates to use on future projects.
By the end of the course, you'll have gained the skills to improve time, cost and scope management. You'll also have practiced these new skills so you can confidently transfer them to real life scenarios.
This course is delivered through a mix of self-paced and live online learning. You must complete a number of self-paced learning modules before and after attending each workshop.
*PMBOK® Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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21 June - 6 September
This workshop will run during the following times:
21 June – 6 September 2023
Live Workshop 1: 21 June, 10:00am - 11:30am AEDT
Live Workshop 2: 19 August, 10:00am - 11:30am AEST
Registrations close five business days before the first workshop.
Go to How you'll learn to read more about self-paced online learning components.
We can customise this course for groups of 10 or more.
You choose the date, time, duration and format.
Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.
*Reducing the duration of this course will mean that not all topics and learning outcomes can be covered.
- Write a Project Charter
- Evaluate a Project Management Plan
- Develop a status report
- Schedule tasks
- Analyse stakeholders
- Resolve issues and manage change
- Document lessons learned
- Conduct a project review
Is this course for you?
This course is suitable if you:
- want to gain a hands-on understanding of the key areas of project management practice and process
- want to apply knowledge in a practical way with best practice tools and techniques
- manage projects or are part of a project team and need to improve project outcomes.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Definitions, Methodologies and Frameworks
- Roles, Stakeholders, and Communication Considerations
- Project and Organisational Governance
- Monitoring and Controlling
This course comprises of 8 - 10 hours of self-paced online learning via the EngLearn LMS and 2 x 1.5 hour live online workshops.
You must complete a certain amount of the self-paced learning modules before and after attending each workshop. Your access will expire 90 days after the start date.
An example of the course schedule is:
21 June – 6 September
Self-paced learning modules 1 - 4: Available from 5 June. Complete by 20 June
Live Workshop 1: 21 June, 10:00am - 11:30am AEST
Self-paced learning modules 5 - 10: Complete by 18 July
Live Workshop 2: 19 August, 10:00am - 11:30am AEST
Complete outstanding self-paced learning modules: Complete by 6 September
As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.
EngLearn is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.
You will be provided with access to the EngLearn Canvas platform within a month of the start date.
If you are registering for your first EngLearn course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your account.
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Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
Learn more about Chartered Status.
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
Dr Martin Sharry is an experienced technology change agent, project manager and education consultant. He has experience working in the welfare, transport, education and defence areas across both the private and public sectors.
Martin has managed education and organisational change projects, focusing on technology implementation and change. He has worked across the complete project management lifecycle - initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close - using PMBOK, PRINCE2 and Agile methodologies.
Martin believes training is a partnership between the individual, the organisation and the trainer. He uses a wide variety of training techniques to enable individual learning and development and, through this, organisational change.
Ross holds Chartered Project Professional status and is a Certified Practicing Project Director with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), with whom he works closely in areas of research, publications and member skill development.
He has broad, cross-sector experience in the engineering, mining, higher education, health care and not-for-profit sectors, and works closely with engineers across a range of fields as an educator and assessor of competence. He is also a project management commentator who supports graduates and project practitioners develop their project management skills towards achieving their career objectives.
Ross holds a Master's degree, postgraduate teaching degrees, as well as Advanced Diplomas and Diplomas in program and project management, procurement and contracting, business, leadership, management and vocational education.
[The facilitator] was easy to understand, project management principles were applied to real life situations, [which made the course] easily relatable.
The regular involvement of the participants throughout the course and examples was most valuable.
[The focus on] implementing Project Management principles was most useful.