Project Management Course: Fundamentals

Achieve goals and lead your teams to success with our Project Management Fundamentals course in Sydney.

COVID-19 Recovery special discount price – $599 (inc GST) per person ONLINE!

Enhance your ability to lead teams and resolve business problems with a project management course. Learn Project Management with our Project Management courses – short courses open to everyone, and delivered in small groups or online.

These courses are delivered by experienced, practitioners who are themselves qualified, senior project managers with accreditations from professional bodies, as well as substantial training experience throughout Australia, China and South East Asia.

Our company is a former Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®), which until 2020 was the highest mark of excellence in project management training. Although this program has now closed, you have the assurance that for almost 2 decades, all our courses annually met or exceeded PMI’s rigorous quality standards and requirements.  Our core project management courses are also endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) , and support Australia’s National Competency Standard in project management.

Both bodies will credit attendees with professional development credits towards receiving or maintaining their professional accreditation.

Next session (2 x 3.5 hrs daily): Online February 2022 (click for more information)

Training Course Benefits

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This one day introductory course provides occasional or part time project managers and team members with the fundamental and practical skills needed to manage small business and technical projects in the workplace. The course gives attendees a clear understanding how projects work how to make them more manageable without too much technical detail.

The course is intended for projects which are relatively small or short term, such as managing events or conferences, implementing workplace changes, developing web sites, conducting trade work and managing small office infrastructure changes.  It focusses upon the steps required at each stage of the project life cycle and uses a simple office move scenario to apply the concepts to a realistic case study.

The course reviews the fundamental steps of project planning and implementation and is soundly based in the recommendations o the international standard, the sixth edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as well as all the Australian standards, but not in-depth and without excessive detail, applying the principles to a series case study-based team exercises.

Project Management Learning Outcomes

This project management course covers the activities in each of the five processes of Project Management, namely Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing, as well as all the Knowledge Areas (or Competency Units) in the standards.

At the completion of this project management course you should be able to:

  • Kick-off a project using best practice techniques
  • Apply proven processes and tools to any size project
  • Implement a structured approach to manage project scope
  • Create a simple schedule with defined responsibilities and due dates
  • Identify and mitigate risks which could disrupt or damage the project 
  • Create a communications plan to satisfy stakeholder needs
  • Close a project to ensure meaningful lessons learned are captured.
  • Lead the project team and retain its productivity
  1. teams which are committed to the project goals.

Course Design

The instructor will use a variety of interactive methods during the course, including:

  • Group brainstorming and discussions.
  • Team exercises and presentations using a case example (kept brief due to the one-day format).
  • Suggested evening readings and web site downloads.

Project Management Fundamentals Course Content

This project management course will cover the following content:


  • Project Management overview and terminology.
  • Characteristics of projects and typical project problems.

Initiating and Defining a Project

  • Project start-up activities, including a project kick-off to align all stakeholders
  • Identification of stakeholders and project constraints

Planning the Project

  • Planning process/workflow
  • Clarifying the goals of the project using scope management techniques.
  • Task identification, basic scheduling and resourcing a project
  • Team roles and responsibilities
  • Managing project risks and meeting stakeholder requirements

Implementing a Project Plan

  • Using communication to ensure stakeholders expectations are managed
  • Team work.
  • Identifying and responding to issues.

Closing and Evaluating a Project

  • Project close out using proven methods.
  • Debriefing and lessons learned.

Course wrap-up

  • Review of key course concepts.

Intended Audience

This project management course is designed for less experienced project managers and team members with some limited hands on experience who wish to learn more about Project Management principles and understand current best practices, without excessive theory.

It particularly suits participants who manage relatively small projects on a part time or occasional basis, and where projects are less complex, such as managing events or conferences, implementing workplace changes, developing web sites, conducting trade work and managing small office infrastructure changes.  It focusses upon the steps required at each stage of the project life cycle and uses a simple business scenario to apply the concepts to a realistic case study.

Professional Development Units/Continuing Professional Development

7 PDUs OR 14 CPD points.

This course will provide attendees with 7 hours of required instructor-led training for professional accreditation with the PMI, as well as 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) or 14 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for accredited members of the Australian Institute of Project Management (Category B8 – Knowledge – 2 points per hour).

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

Australian Institute of Project Management14 CPD Points
Project Management Institute (PMI®)7 PDUs

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.

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 workplaces.

Project Management Fundamentals Course Prerequisites

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

Course Materials

Each attendee will receive:

  • A complete set of presentation slides.
  • Comprehensive reference work book with case study activities.
  • Suggested solutions to case study exercises.
  • A certificate of attendance confirming PDUs (contact hours) earned which will normally be recognised towards the requirements of both the PMI® and AIPM in ongoing professional development.