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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
Just what I need!

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it…

    Better knowledge and understanding of my peers and built trust and understanding. Useful tools provided to support my role. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Felt it was inclusive and engaging. I... Read More

    Better knowledge and understanding of my peers and built trust and understanding. Useful tools provided to support my role.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Felt it was inclusive and engaging.

    I gained a lot from this training and had a number of light bulb moments. Excellent.

    Rod Shaw
    Manager Strategy & Information / NSW HealthShare

    Derek (trainer) was a great teacher and his personal stories and ability to laugh and be funny; made the training more enjoyable.

    Chelsea Bell
    Project Officer / Cradle Coast Authority

    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

    Kath (trainer) is incredibly personable, easy to understand and engaging. One of the best paced and facilitated training workshops I have undertaken.

    Angie Hart, CPP
    Tourism & Business Events Officer / City of Launceston

    Good mix of theory and practical; Ian (trainer) engaged team very well – build DM culture.

    Alexandra Garrott
    Assoc Director - HR Services, Workplace Relations and WHS / University of Tasmania

    The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) is a joint authority created by the nine councils of North West Tasmania to facilitate the sustainable development of the region, resolve regional issues and... Read More

    The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) is a joint authority created by the nine councils of North West Tasmania to facilitate the sustainable development of the region, resolve regional issues and coordinate regional-scale activity. This activity spans local and regional approaches to economic and community development as well as tourism  and natural resource management.

    A core priority for the CCA is to build workforce capability within the region, including within its member Councils and other economic and community development professionals. Improving decision making, identifying the need for and managing change and turning strategy into effective action is essential in contributing to economic growth and prosperity, and the wellbeing and sustainability of our communities. The CCA is committed to working with the Institute of Project Management (IPM) to develop the project management skills set that underpins such endeavor.

    The CCA recently partnered with IPM to successfully deliver business case training in the region. Working with IPM and with the support of the Skills Tasmania’s Skills Fund, the CCA aims to continue to build on this capacity and actively support the development of project management skills through further project management training.

    I believe there will be continued interest in increasing project management skills in the region and look forward to continuing to work with IPM to progress related training opportunities.

    Peter Murden
    Regional Development Manager / Cradle Coast Authority (CCA)
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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
    3 days ago
  • 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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