Project Management Essentials

Learn to effectively meet your project objectives on time and on budget.

  • Explore the role of projects in contemporary organisations - why do we have projects?
  • Clearly define projects to maximise their value.
  • Identify the key elements of a project plan.
  • Lead and manage project teams.
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    • What is covered in the course?

      • How to estimate project time and costs.
      • Developing effective project documentation, schedules and Gantt charts .
      • Establishing project control systemd and monitoring progress.
      • Managing project risks and addressing project issues.
      • How to communicate project plan progress.
    • Should I attend?

      This course suits any manager, professional or team leader with current or future project responsibility, or anyone who wants to understand and apply project management methodology.

    • How will I benefit?

      You will gain:

      • practical tools and skills to enhance your project management approach
      • confidence in leading and coordinating projects
      • increased ability to gain stakeholder support for your projects.
    • How will my organisation benefit?

      Your organisation will gain:

      • leaders and managers who can develop their staff to the benefit of the organisation
      • improved self-reliance to achieve organisational goals
      • greater employee engagement and satisfaction
      • improved organisational communication.

      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

      • Gain credit into the Professional Management Program by completing this course and its assessment.
      • The course offers pathways into the Adelaide MBA as part of the Professional Management Program.
      • 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.
    The course was enriching, professionally, and gave me a good insight into my own personal development. Great course!past participant

    Enter our online learning space

    Your course 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
    • post course evaluation.

    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:

    • Tuesdays 7 + 14 + 21 + 28 March 2023 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ACDT)

      Course Start Date: Tuesdays 7 + 14 + 21 + 28 March 2023 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ACDT)
      Session Information:
      Tuesday 7 March 2023; 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (ACDT) - live virtual learning session 1
      Tuesday 14 March 2023; 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (ACDT) - live virtual learning session 2
      Tuesday 21 March 2023; 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (ACDT) - live virtual learning session 3
      Tuesday 28 March 2023; 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (ACDT) - live virtual learning session 4
      Access to online activities will be given one week prior to first live virtual learning session.
      Location: Online
      Alina Lebed - MBA, BSc, G Cert Ed, Dip Management & Intl Trade
      Alina is a leading management consultant specialising in complex problem solving for a variety of clients throughout Adelaide and interstate. Prior to this role, she led the Business Advisory Practice for an international consulting firm in Adelaide. Alina has also lectured in the areas of Strategy, Risk and Project Management at the University of Adelaide since 2003. Her relevant areas of expertise include strategic analysis, business and marketing planning, corporate governance, business case analysis, risk management, economic and industry development, change management, strategic procurement and, of course, contract management. She has designed and implemented multiple training programs on many of these topics to a range of corporate and government clients, both locally and internationally.
      Schedule number: 8268
      Required fees: Price
      Registration (GST Free)$1,850.00
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