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Project Management Essentials

Learn how to deliver successful engineering projects by gaining the essential project management skills.
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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 
  • documentation 
  • key roles 
  • risk management 
  • project quality 
  • procurement 
  • stakeholders 
  • 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. The self-paced learning elements must be completed before attending the workshop. 

*PMBOK® Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

8 - 10 hours self-paced online course + 1.5 hour live online workshop

Once you register, you will receive access to the online self-paced course component within two business days. 

Registrations will close five business days before a scheduled workshop date. 

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.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • 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?

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

Topics we'll cover

  • Definitions, Methodologies and Frameworks 
  • Roles, Stakeholders, and Communication Considerations 
  • Project and Organisational Governance 
  • Initiation 
  • Planning 
  • Execution 
  • Monitoring and Controlling 
  • Closure 
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

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.

Martin Sharry
Ross Yates
How you'll learn

This course comprises of 8 - 10 hours of self-paced online learning via the EngLearn LMS, followed by a 1.5 hour live online workshop. 

You must complete the self-paced learning elements before attending the workshop. Your access will expire after 90 days.  

As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module. 

[The facilitator] was easy to understand, project management principles were applied to real life situations, [which made the course] easily relatable.
Mitch, 2019
The regular involvement of the participants throughout the course and examples was most valuable.
Sam, 2019
[The focus on] implementing Project Management principles was most useful.
Peter, 2019
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