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Certified Project Management Professional

3 months
12th October 2022
100% online learning
PRINCE2® Foundation, AgilePM® Foundation, Scrum Fundamental Certified

Course overview

With an increasing demand for technology project managers, The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) has launched a new course for aspiring project managers.

The Certified Project Management Professional course is a foundation-level learning path to help you kick off your career in project management, equipping you to work in a variety of roles across a range of industries. This is a skill with increasing demand from employers – the Project Management Institute estimates 33% growth in project management roles as technology continues to develop over coming years.


The benefits of completing AIICT's Certified Project Management Professional Course

Project managers must align projects with business outcomes, manage resources and meet the expectations of various stakeholders, while balancing timelines and budgets. Our Certified Project Management Professional course is designed to equip you with these skills while setting you up for a rewarding career in a growing profession.

This course covers the key fundamentals of project management with widely used methodologies PRINCE2®, AgilePM® and Scrum. You’ll learn about project initiation, process management, documentation development, task management and risk management, as well as managing stakeholders and vendors.

Further modules introduce you to automation for offloading routine tasks and how to effectively communicate with stakeholders to achieve efficiency in the execution of your projects.

The Certified Project Management Professional course is ideal for both current and aspiring project managers or professionals who manage technology projects.

The benefits of completing the Certified Project Management Professional course:

Flexible Study

Start together, finish whenever: start your study at the same time, then move through the course at your own pace.

Mentorship with industry experts

Connect with our carefully selected group of experts in the field, whose role is to mentor you through your course.

Multi-platform learning environments

Access a variety of tailored learning experiences, such as video content, quizzes, eBooks, practical activities, expert-led webinars, podcasts, Live Chat, networking, and research.



Industry Partner Program

On course completion, we’ll connect you with potential employers via our Industry Partner Program.

Course Structure

Certified Project Management Professional
3 months
100% online learning
PRINCE2® Foundation, AgilePM® Foundation, Scrum Fundamental Certified

This course will introduce you to the PRINCE2 method and aims to confirm that you know and understand the PRINCE2 method well enough to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2.

This course will cover the philosophy and principles of Agile Project Management, the life-cycle of an Agile project, including alternative configurations, the products produced during an Agile project and their purpose and the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project.

With this online course, you will learn about key concepts in Scrum as defined in the SBOK® Guide and to get a basic understanding of how the Scrum framework works in delivering successful projects.

  • Additional content on Project Management Automation, Robotic Process Automation and more

  • Job-ready personal development skills

Enrolment information

The course requires no prerequisites; even if you are brand new to the industry, with the right attitude and appetite to learn, you will be able to join the course.

You will begin your study in a cohort with your fellow students – from there, you will have twelve months to complete the course, entirely at your own pace.

Tech Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for the course, you will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer with a reliable internet connection.

AIICT accepts no responsibility for personal electronic devices that are utilised for the course and undertakes no responsibility to investigate their damage.

Exams

The course includes three certifications, that can be undertaken in-person at a testing center near you or via online proctored environment. Exam fees are included in the cost of the course.

AIICT provides you with exam vouchers in order to register for these exams.

What happens next?

A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started

You will then be invited to complete the Student Enrolment process which includes a Pre-Enrolment Profile

Once your enrolment process has been submitted, your course advisor will contact you

If all your documentation is in order, you will then be invited to attend an online orientation

Payment information

Upfront Payment

Pay a once-off $5,112 fee.
The Full Fee includes a 10% discount - a saving of $568.

Fortnightly Payment Plan

Pay 18 fortnightly payments of $315.56 for the duration of the course.

Monthly Payment Plan

Pay 8 monthly payments of $710 for the duration of the course.

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Course total $5,680 + ZipMoney fees

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FAQs

AIICT’s project management program will delve into frameworks of PRINCE2, AgilePM, and SCRUM – methodologies widely used throughout the industry, particularly among IT-related projects. Verifying your skills in these areas can help bolster your expertise for the job market.

Additionally, you’ll learn general project management skills including:

  • Project planning

  • Process management

  • Budget management

  • Risk management

  • Documentation and reporting

  • Stakeholder and vendor management

  • Project management automation

Successful project managers possess both a balance of technical and interpersonal skills.

They require the business savviness to plan and implement effective strategies, taking legislative, economic, and cultural factors into account. Familiarity with basic business areas such as contract, budget, risk, and resource management are critical. Depending on their industry, a project manager must also have expertise in their subject matter; for example, those working in ICT should have at least a general knowledge of software development, IT infrastructure, and tech-related policies.

With plenty of project management tasks now performed digitally, these professionals must also familiarise themselves with the latest tech tools and software used in the industry.

However, having a the right soft skills is also crucial to success in this field. The best project managers are not only excellent leaders, they are also highly adaptable – embracing new methods, practices, and general change. They value diversity in values, ideas, and backgrounds, using this to strengthen the project management process. Finally, project managers are often empathetic, open communicators, helping them motivate their teams as necessary and build productive work relationships.

Project management is the entire process of planning, developing, and delivering a product or service. Its results are often constrained to a specific budget and timescale, with which project managers attempt to optimise throughout the project lifespan. They also regularly liaise with stakeholders as well as team members, ensuring all expectations and standards are being met.

ICT project managers, in particular, focus on technology-related projects (i.e. development of new software or IT systems), ensuring these initiatives are rolled out according to business needs and compliance standards.

The project management cycle typically consists of five stages:

Initiating, in which key project elements (i.e. goals, tasks, and stakeholders) are identified.

Planning, during which the scope, time, human resources, risk, and costs are defined, and a roadmap for the project is developed.

Execution, in which managers begin directing the necessary tasks of the project, overseeing quality and communications.

Monitoring, in which managers attempt to oversee and control the given timescale, costs, scope, quality, etc. of a project.

Closing, during which all phases and project procurements are concluded. Documentation and reports may follow.

If you’re looking to enter the project management industry, give yourself a competitive edge by pursuing a formal qualification (or a few). According to Labour Market Insights, plenty of workers currently hold a Vocation Education and Training (VET) qualification, which typically focus on more practical, job-ready skills to help launch your career for entry-level job opportunities.

With the field offering a wide range of certifications in various project management methodologies, having a few of these under your belt can also help you stand out in the job market. They not only show employers your knowledge of general industry skills – but that of specific frameworks; letting companies who use these methodologies know that you speak a common language. AIICT’s Certified Project Management Professional program currently offers such certifications, provided by global IT leaders APMG International and SCRUMStudy.

With technology continuously changing the face of project management, it also helps to keep updated on the latest software and digital tools used in the field.

To further your professional development, aspiring project managers are also recommended to join an association. Industry bodies such as the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI) offer plenty of opportunities to network, access industry resources, and bolster your industry credentials via membership.

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