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

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) provides a comprehensive, nationally consistent framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training in Australia. In the vocational education and training sector it assists national consistency for all trainees, learners, employers and providers by enabling national recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment.

The Australian vocational education and training system is recognised as among the most sophisticated in the world because it is:

  • Industry led – employers and industry representatives define what outcome is required from training.
  • National – the system is jointly managed by state, territory and Australian governments.
  • Client focused – it is flexible and relevant and responsive to client needs

As a mark of quality, IPM has also received delegated authority from the regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Delegation of regulatory responsibility is awarded to high performing RTOs that meet the following conditions:

  • the RTO must have been registered for at least five years
  • the RTO must have been renewed by ASQA without audit, or have been renewed with no non-compliances identified at audit, and
  • there must be no outstanding regulatory concerns or regulatory actions being taken against the RTO.

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

IPM’s qualifications introduce the only AQF accredited curriculum aligned to the project lifecycle (as opposed to knowledge areas or units). Not only does this intuitively reflect how projects are delivered in the real world; it significantly streamlines your assessment.

Our teaching approach is further designed to encourage and support the development of critical thinking and reasoning, analytical ability, emotional and professional maturity in dealing with team members, and selecting appropriate project management strategies. Instructional techniques can include facilitated workshops, group discussions, analysis of case studies, and the interactive use of multimedia resources.

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


  • 12 months unlimited, on-demand mentor support for YOUR projects, programs and events.

    Do you work as a sports administrator / manager?

    Are you good at what you do, but would like to get better at how you do it?

    The Institute of Project Management has a limited number of opportunities for aspiring and innovative industry professionals to sharpen their project, program and event leadership skills through a bespoke mentoring program.
  • This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of strategic portfolio management roles.

    Individuals at this level make high-level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of project, program and portfolio management functions in varied contexts.

    They have full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and for the work or function of others.

    They use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.
  • This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge.

    They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors.

    They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives.

    They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.
  • This qualification is suitable for autonomous individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, quality officers and small business operators.

    Individuals in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.
  • Enrol today in an IPM certification or qualification and receive an exclusive 12 month licence to Microsoft Project Pro 2016 for Office 365 – that’s US$360 worth of value!

    Although you will need a dedicated IPM student login to access the offer, this is the full, unrestricted version of the software you can download onto as as many as five (5) personal devices.

    This is an exclusive, limited-time offer for IPM students.
  • If it does nothing else, proactive risk management allows projects and organisations to build resilience to events without becoming defensive or static.

    Here's a ‘thought bubble’ on how – through adaptive resilience – project managers can balance the tension between the needs to simultaneously take and avoid risk.
  • Deakin University, through Deakin Digital, provide independently verified, evidence-based employability credentials for the development of high performing organisations.

    IPM's certifications align to Deakin Digital's credentials and may, in some circumstances, be co-awarded.