Project Management Course: The Master Guide

Project Management Course: The Master Guide

Project Management courses in Sydney. Achieve goals and lead your projects to success.

Enhance your ability to lead teams and analyse complex problems with a project management course. Learn Project Management with Project Management courses in Sydney – short courses created for you by the University of Newcastle.

This project management course is an intensive master guide to project principles and project management methodology. This project management course is designed for project managers and project team members who are looking for a complete set of practical skills needed to effectively manage any business and technical projects in the workplace.

This project management course examines all the topics from within the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and applies them to case study-based team exercises.


Professional Development Units Available

This project management course offers 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs). It also partially satisfies the training requirements for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification and all the underlying knowledge requirements for The Australian Institute of Project Management’s Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) certification.

Recognised by

Project Management Institute21
Please note: For those seeking PDUs for Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation, reference codes will be provided to participants at the completion of this project management course. PDUs are valid for six (6) years for those seeking accreditation for the first time or three (3) years for those seeking to renew accreditation.

Learning Outcomes

The project management course covers the activities in each of the five (5) processes of Project Management, namely Initialising, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing, which are common to the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the National Competency Standards in Project Management.

At the completion of this project management course you will learn how to:

  1. Collect requirements and define scope, and manage change.
  2. Develop a realistic schedule which meets the stakeholders' constraints.
  3. Develop project cost estimates and control project budgets.
  4. Prepare a project management plan.
  5. Identify and manage risks which could impact a project.
  6. Develop accurate and meaningful status reports.
  7. Establish a project’s quality objectives and appropriate controls and measures.
  8. Manage project stakeholders to ensure they remain committed and supportive.
  9. Control project suppliers and external stakeholders.
  10. Build effective teams which are committed to the project goals.
  11. Determine and acquire appropriate project resources.
  12. Understand the social and professional responsibilities of a project manager.

Course Content

This project management course will cover the following content:


  • Project Management overview.
  • Definitions and project life cycles.
  • Project Management concepts and terminology.

Integration Management

  • Project integration processes.
  • Project initiation.
  • Project charter.
  • Project Management Plan development.
  • Implementing the plan, allocating work, integrated change control, project closure.

Scope Management

  • Gathering requirements and defining scope.
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Validating scope and controlling changes.

Time Management

  • Task definition (WBS).
  • Estimating methods, contingency and schedule development.
  • Network diagrams and critical path techniques.
  • Schedule compression techniques and schedule control.

Cost Management

  • Cost estimates, budgets and controls.
  • Earned value analysis techniques.

Risk Management

  • Identifying, prioritising and managing project risk.
  • Monitoring and controlling risks.

Quality Management

  • Project quality objectives and metrics.
  • Establishing and monitoring project QA and QC techniques.

Procurement Management

  • Planning for and selecting goods and services from external suppliers.
  • Administering contracts and managing suppliers.

Human Resource Management

  • PM competency model and constructive PM behaviours.
  • Project Organisation models, project staffing plans.
  • Team acquisition and development techniques.

Communications Management

  • Communications planning and status reporting.
  • Project closure – capturing lessons learned.

Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying and analysing stakeholders, and managing expectations.
  • Managing stakeholder engagement.

Professional Responsibility

  • A brief guide to the major professional responsibilities of a project manager in the workplace and the ethical conflicts that can arise from this role.

Intended Audience

This project management course is designed for experienced project managers, project officers and project team members with hands on experience who wish to learn more about project principles, project methodology and current best practices.

It particularly suits participants who manage projects or support project managers on a regular basis, and where projects are complex, affecting multiple departments or a medium to large number of stakeholder groups.

This project management course provides all of the underlying knowledge required to pursue a Diploma in Project Management via Recognition of Prior Learning, although it does not in itself lead to that award.

For those who are looking for an introductory course in project management, you may be interested in our Project Management Course for Non-Project Managers.

Delivery Style

This project management course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This project management course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

Course Features

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