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.
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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.
    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

    Our business, Megvar, is a wholly Australian owned power engineering firm that specialises in high voltage design, testing, construction and asset maintenance for our clients. Since our company’s inception in... Read More

    Our business, Megvar, is a wholly Australian owned power engineering firm that specialises in high voltage design, testing, construction and asset maintenance for our clients. Since our company’s inception in 2004, we have rapidly grown and now employ more than 50 engineering staff. Megavar is a national business and we are proud that our Queensland office in Brisbane has an expanding client list that includes Ergon Energy, Alstom Grid, Tenix, Zinfra and several mining based Queensland businesses.

    I can personally attest to IPMs expertise in project management within the greater construction industry and ability to delivery highly relevant and industry contextualised project management training. This confidence is from: working with some of IPMs key staff in the delivery of projects in my role as Program Director for Aurora Energy (utility company); and from IPM successfully facilitating project management training for Megavar staff responsible for the delivery of our industry projects.

    Megavar Pty Ltd

    Working with IPM over the last 17 months, IPM have shown that they are highly experienced and professional project managers and educators. Their consultative approach has greatly assisted in the... Read More

    Working with IPM over the last 17 months, IPM have shown that they are highly experienced and professional project managers and educators. Their consultative approach has greatly assisted in the preparation and delivery of the successful project management training that commenced in mid 2015.

    It is worthy to note that through this program we have clearly defined the division of roles and responsibilities with IPM specifically around program design and delivery, quality assurance and administration.

    We look forward to working with you (IPM) to ensure that all staff undertaking this program have a successful experience.

    Mark Wilson
    Delivery Manager / Entura

    As a new TasWater employee – enjoyed opportunity to meet others in a non-threatening environment. Good reminder of values and leadership qualities. Great presenter, thanks Ian (trainer).

    Gayle Johnston
    Department Manager, Legal Services / TasWater

    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 learning into my workplace and... Read More

    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 learning into my workplace and my specialty as  an HR Officer.

    Saleh Abdullah Alatrash, CPP
    Human Resource Manager / Nesaj Real Estate Development

    Paul was a great facilitator and I would highly recommend him for further training.

    JoHanna Robertson
    Marketing & Events Officer / Devonport City Council
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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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