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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Certified Project Director (CPD)

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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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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.

    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.

    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?

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Colloquia & Study Tours

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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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Don’t just take our word for it…

    Very enjoyable and a good reminder; good to consider different leadership theories.

    Tiziana Botti
    Department Manager, Communications, Marketing & Stakeholders / TasWater

    IPM provide specialist project management and continuous improvement support to individuals, industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. Their services include: training needs analysis; accredited education; short courses; mentoring services; facilitation;... Read More

    IPM provide specialist project management and continuous improvement support to individuals, industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. Their services include: training needs analysis; accredited education; short courses; mentoring services; facilitation; and project consultancy.

    Some key strengths of IPM include:

    • Their team all have senior management experience across multiple industries;
    • They are able to effectively blend theoretical knowledge and the practical application through management and project management associated topic areas;
    • They actively seek to customise their resources and delivery approach to suit the organisation; and
    • They are focussed on delivering quality learning outcomes that align to the organisations direct needs.

    In my previous role at Southern Water / TasWater as Project Manager for the People and Capability Framework Project, I engaged IPM on behalf of the company on a number of  occasions  to facilitate both accredited and non-accredited training, including in the areas of:

    • Leadership
    • Management and Communication
    • Project Management
    • Emergency Management
    • Incident reporting
    • Specialist Administration areas including record keeping and systems training

    Participant feedback was always very positive and from an organisational perspective learning outcomes expectations were met. IPM applies a highly consultative approach, not only in the training design stage, but also in an ongoing Quality Assurance process.

    In the future I would have no hesitation to engage IPM again.

    As a current Tas Chapter Councillor for the Australian institute of Project Management, I am happy and confident to further endorse IPM as topic experts in project management.

    Beverley Cummings
    Principal Business Analyst / Know2Inform Consulting

    I wish I had completed this course before I became a project manager – I’ll recommend to others. A well-constructed course and well presented. Thanks.

    Mohammed Mohaya Almotairi, CPP
    Project Manager / National Agriculture Development Company (NADEC)

    Good content, well delivered and it appeared that participants were well engaged. Great presentation by the facilitator.

    Tony Willmott
    General Manager Operations and Maintenance (Acting) / TasWater

    I like the fact that the course is contextualised and relevant to my work place.

    Craig Wolfe, CPP
    Power Engineering Team Manager / Entura

    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
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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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