Introduction to Project Management

Increasing your confidence and competence in the fundamentals of effective project management.

  • Explore project management principles and philosophies.
  • Identify the key stages in the process of formulating and completing a project from initial concept to final completion.
  • Consider the different types of projects - from “tangible” construction to the “intangible” organisational change programs.
  • Participate in activities to develop knowledge and skills in applying project management theory.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Project management concepts.
    • Understanding the Project Management Framework.
    • Developing project scope.
    • Project planning methods.
    • Managing the schedule.
    • Managing small projects.
    • The Project Manager's role.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is suitable for participants with limited or no knowledge of project management principles and tools.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • an understanding of the key principles of project management and how they can be applied in your work
    • fundamental skills and strategies to effectively manage projects including: defining your project, setting objectives, establishing a work breakdown structure, scheduling tasks, estimating resources and monitoring and evaluating progress
    • an appreciation of different approaches Project Management, with an focus on PMBOK
    • an understanding of the leadership qualities required for successful outcomes including balancing task and people management factors.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain an individual with:

    • knowledge and tools for effective project management that can be applied to many aspects of your organisation’s key functions and operations
    • proven approaches for successful project initiation, management and completion
    • an understanding of an effective Project Management Framework
    • strategies for leading and working successfully in project teams.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning=1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
Overall there was a good mix between learning the technical skills of project management and the soft people-oriented aspects.past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • course materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • certificate of Completion and training record
  • refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses for in person attendance
  • post course evaluation.

Online courses will be delivered via our virtual learning platform and includes the following:

  • access to online course materials and activities 1 week prior to live virtual learning session
  • online support and interaction with your facilitator and course coordinator
  • live virtual learning sessions with your facilitator
  • further self-learning resources to embed your learning.

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Risk Management or Project Management Essentials.

Online courses

You will need:

  • computer or tablet
  • web browser Chrome or Firefox to view your course online
  • webcam, headphones and microphone
  • internet connection (broadband or 4G minimum)
  • notepaper and pen
  • a willingness to participate and engage with the instructor and other course participants
  • if your first language is not English, you must be equipped to demonstrate English Language Proficiency throughout your short course enrolment at a minimum IELTS Level 6.5 in all bands in line with the University of Adelaide’s Minimum English Language Requirements.

Available course dates:

  • Thursday 23 February 2023 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

    Course Start Date: Thursday 23 February 2023 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Bianca Galeano BE (Hons), BFin, Dip PM
    Bianca is an experienced professional, having successfully delivered a wide variety of multidisciplinary projects in the water industry over many years. She applies a highly effective framework based approach to all phases of the Project Management life-cycle, from project scoping, development, design, implementation, commissioning and hand-over. Bianca is passionate about the value that successful projects provide to organisations, the development of in-house Project Management competences and the dissemination of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques in what is today a core organisational capability.
    Schedule number: 8309
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$795.00
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