Certifications

A new, industry-led standard for project management

  • A Certified Project Officer (CPO) is a fundamental contributor to any project team. They have been examined on at least 30 hours of project management study, and can employ project management knowledge in a wide variety of settings, taking responsibility for their own work performance.
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    Certified Project Officer (CPO)

  • A Certified Project Professional (CPP) applies contemporary project management tools, techniques and methods to the unique context of each project they undertake. They identify and respond proactively to project risks, opportunities and issues, keeping stakeholders fully informed throughout.
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    Certified Project Professional

  • A Certified Project Master (CPM) is a project leader and innovator. They have been independently assessed against a broad range of project management competencies, and can apply a suite of specialised technical and managerial skills to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own project work and the work of others.
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    Certified Project Master (CPM)

  • A Certified Project Director (CPD) has the proven ability to lead multiple, complex projects, programs and portfolios of work. They make high-level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to navigate a diverse range of activities that span functions, organisations, regions and cultures.
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    Certified Project Director (CPD)

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Qualifications

Our graduates are not just good at tests – they are job ready

The Institute of Project Management (IPM) is accredited by the Australian government (RTO 60154) to deliver the following qualifications:

Australian Qualifications Framework

Our qualifications introduce the only AQF accredited curriculum aligned to the project lifecycle (as opposed to knowledge areas or units of competency).

Not only does this intuitively reflect how projects are delivered in the real world; it significantly streamlines your assessment.

Taken together with our exclusive unlimited, on-demand project mentor support, our graduates are not just good at tests – they are job ready.

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Masterclasses

Interactive, engaging and entertaining

  • Are you responsible for leading change?

    Perhaps you’re tasked with innovating new approaches or products, reducing costs, growing the business or spearheading disruption?

    Whatever the conditions for change, the biggest task lies with you.
    Masterclasses

    Leading Change

  • In this course, we introduce the best-practice principles of project management in the context of the project lifecycle: from initiation through planning, delivery and close.

    These domains of project knowledge and application are consistent with the proven theories of PRINCE2 and PMBOK; industry specific methodologies such as Agile; as well as other well known project management frameworks and guidelines.
    Masterclasses

    Introduction to Project Management

  • A business case captures the reasoning for initiating a project or task.

    The logic of the business case is that, whenever resources such as money or effort are consumed, they should be in support of a specific business need.

    So why do so many businesses get it horribly wrong?
    Masterclasses

    The Bullet-Proof Business Case

  • What is more valuable in the long run - a project manager or a project leader?

    Project leadership means using your skills, experience, confidence, and good reputation to take charge of the project team, your customer, and sometimes even the senior leadership in your organisation, and drive – not manage – them toward a successful conclusion.
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    Leading Successful Projects

  • Our beginner to advanced Microsoft Project Masterclasses can be delivered on the 2010, 2013 and 2016 platforms either in our own labs or your workplace.

    In additional to demonstration files and comprehensive learning notes, we can also provide full software licences to participants, allowing them to take the learning home.
    Masterclasses

    Microsoft Project – All Versions

  • A contract usually only protects the rights of parties in worst case scenarios.

    This course shows how to proactively manage contractual relationships so that agreed outcomes are efficiently achieved, without recourse to legal remedy.
    Masterclasses

    Contracts & Procurement

  • Although the theory is largely the same, the practice of project risk management is significantly different to that of general (or business-as-usual) risk management.

    In this course, we consider risk within the triple constraints of scope, time and cost, while leveraging the same to realise unplanned opportunities.
    Masterclasses

    Managing Project Risk

  • As the name suggests, a Steering Committee helps to steer a project through from start to completion.

    Although in practice the role is complex, its principle purpose is to ensure the project and any changes that need to be made stay true to the objectives of the performing organisation.
    Masterclasses

    Steering, not Rowing

  • The "lessons learned" process demands investigating, analyzing and synthesizing key technical and human factors to understand and explain the root cause of project management failure or success.

    Yet even the most comprehensive, forensic project review cannot guarantee future success.

    The real challenge lies in prioritizing, communicating and assimilating these lessons across the entire organisation, enabling a continually improving culture of project excellence.
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    Lessons Actually Learned

  • The internationally renowned IPM colloquia bring together proven project and program management experts from all around the world to speak on issues of relevance to our profession today.

    These events are often linked to regional tours of high profile projects, giving participants a peek behind the curtains at some of the world’s most famous and successful projects today.
    Masterclasses

    Colloquia & Study Tours

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vPMO®

Your virtual project management office

A project management office (PMO) is an essential business unit for any organisation delivering multiple, diverse projects or programs of work.

Successfully implemented, a PMO connects people, projects, programs and portfolios in a way that enables better project decision making and assures quality outcomes.

More than a methodology, software or process, a PMO leads a culture of efficient and effective project delivery in organisations.

IPM’s virtual project management office – vPMO® – is the optimal solution for organisations that lack the resources, capability or scale to deliver the suite of benefits that a traditional PMO might offer.

Just like a standard PMO, our service creates a range of efficiencies and improvements for organisations, including the ability to better identify and manage:

  • Project decisions
  • Program intelligence
  • Consistent processes
  • Strategic alignment
  • Resource efficiencies
  • Risks, issues and stakeholders
  • Key person dependencies
  • Quality outcomes
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Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it…

    The City of Launceston plays a critical role in the delivery of local services and infrastructure, to ensure the ongoing needs of our local communities continue to be met. With... Read More

    The City of Launceston plays a critical role in the delivery of local services and infrastructure, to ensure the ongoing needs of our local communities continue to be met.

    With an annual capital budget in excess of $20m and a further operational budget of almost $100m per year, Council has a vast number of projects to be implemented each year. With the majority of our project work delivered within a community setting, the supplementary economic growth able to be leveraged from these deliverables is significant.

    Since 2013, the City of Launceston has worked with the Institute of Project Management (IPM) in the delivery of project foundation programs. We continue to be highly satisfied in their ability to deliver relevant programs that blend their industry knowledge, skill and experience with industry best practice. Participant feedback from these previous programs has always been very positive and from an organisational perspective, learning outcomes continue to demonstrate relevance and practicality to our position requirements.

    (Council is currently working with IPM to achieve…) targeted skill development of some key project leaders in the organisation, with the aim of realising improved project delivery and enhanced organisational practices.

    We look forward to the opportunity to continue our partnership with IPM, as we strive to build the capacity  of our workforce to deliver effective outcomes  for our   community.

    Michelle Franke
    Senior Organisational Development Advisor / City of Launceston

    I am very pleased to recommend IPM as a quality training provider and project management consultancy. For the past 18 months, the Institute of Project Management (IPM) has been working... Read More

    I am very pleased to recommend IPM as a quality training provider and project management consultancy.

    For the past 18 months, the Institute of Project Management (IPM) has been working closely with Flinders Council, providing training, mentoring and project support, as well as consultancy services as required, which attests to their industry  currency.

    IPM staff, including their trainers, Paul Muller and Kath Wilson, have been instrumental in delivering training outcomes for Council staff that have had significant positive impact on Council’s business, including:

    • staff that are competent project managers
    • ongoing mentoring support to learners (staff), both face-to-face, online and via phone
    • identification of learning styles and appropriate flexibility in training delivery
    • a willingness to contextualise training other resources to meet our needs

    Flinders Council finds IPM to be innovative and dynamic in their approach to project management and remain responsive to emerging business and training needs.

    From a client’s perspective, IPM have been easy to work with. They have taken time to develop positive rapport with Council staff and have always been willing to talk through and discuss any concerns and/or questions in relation to project management, taking a genuine interest in developing the capacity of the Council.

    In my opinion, and as experienced by Flinders Council staff, learners undertaking qualifications in project management from IPM will benefit greatly and increase the capacity of their employers to manage a host of business needs, identify opportunities and manage resources.

    Raoul Harper
    General Manager / Flinders Council

    I would like to express the TCCI’s commitment to working with the Institute of Project Management (IPM) to deliver training to our membership. Working with IPM helps us to provide... Read More

    I would like to express the TCCI’s commitment to working with the Institute of Project Management (IPM) to deliver training to our membership.

    Working with IPM helps us to provide access to tailored and subsidised accredited training options, representing great benefit to TCCI members.

    TCCI members, across all industries, continue to express their need to develop their project management skills to improve their employment an business outcomes and create a culture of continuous improvement within the Tasmanian economic sector.

    It is our experience, that across the varying business needs of our membership, that the demand for the Certificate IV, Diploma and Project Management skills sets continues to grow.

    IPM deliver high quality, relevant and responsive training options to achieve the best possible training outcomes for our members. Participant feedback has supported the design and delivery of the program.

    TCCI and IPM have a strong working relationship with clear delegated roles and responsibilities. I have no hesitation in supporting and working with IPM.

    Colleen Reardon

    The whole program was professional from start to the finish and the trainers were excellent in helping me to understand how to effectively use the learnings into my workplace.

    Yahya Assiri, CPP
    Proprietor / D’Tandoor restaurant

    I enjoyed that the course was practical and applied to my role. I liked that it wasn’t only theory based but also had discussions and I felt I could relate... Read More

    I enjoyed that the course was practical and applied to my role.

    I liked that it wasn’t only theory based but also had discussions and I felt I could relate it back to my job.

    Kate Greene, CPP
    Asset Accountant / TasWater

    Excellent. Loved it. I would love to progress to a Dip PM. Also – fantastic to meet and learn from smart people. Well done Derek (trainer)!

    Bonnie Tuttle
    Member and Corporate Liaison / Volunteering Tasmania
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IPM Open

IPM Open is the Institute of Project Management’s innovative, multimedia, project knowledge hub

IPM Open brings together globally renowned experts and proven practitioners in the business of project management.

Our online, open learning portal is a single source of knowledge and insight that connects you to up-to-the-minute global best practice.

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  • Great talk on how to facilitate change from Brigita Tomas https://t.co/5ugF2GgSMK #projectmanagement #innovation #tedxtalk #success #change
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  • Do you communicate in a way that keeps your project team engaged? https://t.co/1vpRfb5Q2p #tedx #projectmanagement #leadership #innovation
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  • Long meetings drain morale and employee engagement tapers off the longer the meetings go #project #management… https://t.co/CqWml3u2wk
    6 days ago
  • Failure gives us the push to make our processes better and learn from our mistakes. #project #management… https://t.co/ocPXsBFIvm
    7 days ago
  • Do you see a project through to the end with determination? https://t.co/CZzvuOnFfO #project #management #innovation #ted #talks
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  • An interesting perspective on team building from Pawel Brodzinski! https://t.co/YWo1CJECvK #project #management #teambuilding #innovation
    2 weeks ago
  • Spend your weekend celebrating cinema's greatest project managers! https://t.co/GDDchVdfo5 #project #management… https://t.co/zKIjrd0atH
    2 weeks ago
  • A great story about one of our PMX speakers, Jennifer Byrne, founder of Greater Gift. https://t.co/AVbPAHeqFs #projects #clinicalresearch
    2 weeks ago
  • A great look on the project management-side of this historic catastrophe. https://t.co/bnBT1n2yb0https://t.co/ppSvlqzf6M
    2 weeks ago
  • PM-X Charlotte 2017 10 Nov Charlotte, NC. 4 speakers, a moderated panel and networking. #unconventionalpm… https://t.co/adOKoZKgCh
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