The Diploma of Project Management (Online) is for Project Managers who are currently or soon to be managing projects from an ‘end to end’ perspective. It is delivered in the context of Engineering, over a 12-month period, within a structured online environment (including online assessment support), which enables participants to have the flexibility of undertaking learning in their own time and at their own pace.
Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and aligned to both the Australian National Competency Standards and PMBoK, this program has been developed specifically for Project Managers who want to upgrade their skills and qualifications but are unable to access traditional training options during business hours.
Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and aligned to both the Australian National Competency Standards and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK)
Recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by Engineers Australia (EA) in accordance with EA CPD Guidelines
The Diploma of Project Management (Online) is for Project Managers currently or soon to be managing projects from an 'end to end' perspective. It is also suitable for experienced Project Managers looking for further Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to have their experience recognised through achievement of a nationally recognised Project Management qualification. This online course is aimed at self-directed students who are comfortable with a distance learning environment that, although includes assessor support and tutorials, requires students to engage with the content themselves.
The Diploma of Project Management is composed of 20 Interactive Learning Modules integrated within a schedule of online, facilitator-led tutorials which are framed around specific skill areas of Project Management and ongoing Qualification Assessment support.
The detailed learning content is further strengthened through the Project Management text book provided to all participants, practical Project Management Templates and via access to periodical and topical Project Management Webinars scheduled throughout the year.
The participants learning will be structured throughout the program according to their own individual learning plan which allows the program to cater for all levels of Project Management experience and which effectively allows for a customised approach to their Project Management development.
The course is structured to follow the recognised Project Management processes (see numbered list below) and thus the participant takes in their learning material following the same intuitive pathway that real organisational projects take from beginning to end.
Participants will learn and understand how all of the functional knowledge areas of Project Management 'fit together' within the key Project Management processes and overall structure of the Project Lifecycle.
On completion of their learning plan, participants will compile a portfolio of evidence and be assessed against the Diploma of Project Management national competency standard at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5.
Assessment must be completed within two years from acceptance of an application, unless an extension has been arranged. The Diploma of Project Management is a competency based qualification and thus completion of the qualification is achieved by demonstrating project management “competence” at the level defined by the National Standard (AQF5).
The Australian competency standards define a generic “best practice” model of Project Management that is well recognised both Nationally and Internationally. Diploma of Project Management candidates within the EEA Project Management programs are taught the skills, knowledge, techniques and processes to implement this structured approach and then demonstrate their competence by presenting a portfolio of the Project Management documents e.g. Communication Plans, Risk Registers, schedules etc., that they have used to manage, their actual projects. The portfolio is then evaluated by an accredited assessor.
As the candidate is achieving the qualification by presenting documentary evidence of implementing a “best practice”, project management model and achieves the qualification only when the appropriate standard is achieved, employers within the EEA program are maximising ROI on their training budget because the program learning is being visibly implemented in their workplace. This high emphasis on practical, workplace application is a deliberate and key focus of the EEA Project Management program in both Face to Face workshop and Online delivery streams and continues our theme of increasing workplace productivity across the Engineering sector.
Upon completion of the Diploma of Project Management participants will be able to:
To achieve these objectives participants will:
Have access to the structured online learning environment (including online assessment support), which includes detailed content covering all of the nine functional knowledge areas of the PMBoK and National Competency Standards and teaches the learner how to manage them across all phases of the Project Life Cycle including the concept of the Project Dashboard approach in terms of Monitoring and Controlling the health status of a project.
The nine areas covered are as follows:
The modules are structured to engage the learner through a combination of audio-visual and interactive practical learning activities.
As part of their individual learning plans, all participants will be scheduled to access online tutorials teaching specific content around each of the functional knowledge areas as well as additional coaching tutorials to apply this learning in the workplace and to capture the required evidence from a qualification assessment perspective.
Mark Guiney MEI, MAIPM is the Director of Project Management Development International Pty Ltd (PMDI) and has over 20 years of project management experience including executive roles as a National Operations Manager managing staff groups in excess 140 people and as a Senior HR Consultant. Mark’s experience includes both Program Management and Project Management roles ranging from large IT outsourcing, multiple re-organisations, establishment of a National Technology Centre through to organisational change programs and the delivery of client site telecommunication solutions.
Mark has managed several projects in multimedia training product development as well as developing in-house project methodology for engineering organisations. Mark is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and has previously been an assessor for their Professional recognition program.
Mark has a Masters Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and has a particular interest in the adaptation of project management methodology to achieve results in reduced business cycles. He has been teaching Project Management for the past seven years and also delivers workshops in Business innovation and mentors several start-up companies.
Participants will need to complete an enrolment form via the RTO's portal prior to beginning the Qualification; additional information will be sent once the registration is recieved.
Please note: Registrations received by EEA after 4:30pm AEST may not be processed until the next business day
The total value proposition for the Diploma of Project Management (Online) includes: