This course combines planning, organisation and control techniques with information technology to develop strong theoretical and practical skills in project management. It addresses the fundamental differences between project and general management. It highlights the importance of project planning and discusses the processes of networking, scheduling and resource allocation. It also includes discussions on project monitoring and performance measurement, cost/schedule control systems, risk assessment and analysis and human resource management in the project environment. The use of management information systems to assist in planning and controlling project activities is emphasised. Students are required to use a personal computer based project management software package and may also use other software such as spread sheets and data bases or graphics software in a project management system application. The course addresses all nine units of the nationally accredited AIPM Standards for Project Management. The course is based on the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). PMBOK is the sum of knowledge within the vocation of project management. PMBOK includes proven traditional practices that are widely utilised, as well as contemporary practices that are emerging in the profession. PMBOK stands as a guide for good practice in the project management industry.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 182kB).
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Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount