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Learn how to succeed in Project Management

There are many opportunities for good project managers. Project Management is a skill that can be learned and developed.

  • This course will guide you through the necessary processes involved for good project management.
  • Skills you learn in this course can be applied to any industry or any type of project.
  • Course duration: 100 hours of self paced study
There are 9 lessons in the course.  You will be provided with course notes and tutor support. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment to submit to your tutor. You can also contact your tutor with any questions throughout the course.
  1. Introduction
    Understanding what project management is, and what its applications might be.
  2. Project Identification
    Identification and defining projects which need management.
  3. Project Planning
    Developing a strategy and framework for the plan.
  4. Project Implementation
    Managers duties during implementation, developing a Preparation Control Chart, Regulating Implementation
  5. Project Completion Evaluation
    Dangers in this stage, Steps in Project completion, Declaring a project sustainable, Developing an evaluation method,
  6. Technical Project Management Skills
    Preparing a proposal, budget control/management, steps in drawing up a
    post project appraisal.
  7. Leadership Skills
    Styles of leadership, leadership principles and methods
  8. Improving Key Personnel Skills
    Listening skills, Negotiation skills, Conflict management
  9. Major Assignment
    Developing full documentation for a project.


  • Explain what project management is, and what its applications might be.
  • Identify and define projects which need management.
  • Plan a project.
  • Implement a project.
  • Evaluate a project following completion.
  • Describe technical skills required to manage projects.
  • Demonstrate project leadership skills.
  • Identify and solve common project problems.
  • Consolidate all of the skills and information from throughout the past 8 lessons, and manage a project effectively.


Learn to Manage Projects in any Industry

This course develops your ability to manage a wide variety of different types of projects, with relevance to any industry.

Almost everything we do in society can be described as a project, from organising a party or constructing a building, to developing a new business or introducing a new social welfare project. Project management as a skill and field of study is essential for successful organisational management. As a formal management function, project management is found in government, industry, and almost all other organisations. Project Management may be called any of a number of other names such as: Program Management, Product Management, Construction Management, and so on.

Project management as a field of action can often be seen in self help schemes or outreach programs. Whatever the objectives, project management involves a number of phases and skills which are essential to a projects completion. To get a better understanding of this process, the term "project management" can be further broken into "project" and "management".


So ... Why should I take this course?

  • Develop your skills in planning, strategy, leadership, conflict management.
  • Learn project planning and implementation.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Learn how to identify and solve project problems.


 Become a Project Management guru with this ACS course!

Project Management is a skill which is important in all industries and in all sorts of situations.  A great project manager is a valuable asset to any company. He/she understands how to keep a project on time and on budget.

  • Develop your skills in planning, strategy, leadership, conflict management and much much more.
  • This course is just as relevant to any type of project,  from construction to events or managing a new product launch. 
  • It is a best suited to someone who has some prior experience or training in management, or as an adjunct to management experience or business studies.

Meet some of our academics

Sarah RedmanOver 15 years industry experience covering marketing, PR, administration, event management and training, both in private enterprise and government; in Australia and the UK.
John MasonWriter, Manager, Teacher and Businessman with over 40 years interenational experience covering Education, Publishing, Leisure Management, Education, and Horticulture. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over seventy books and of over two thousand magazine articles.
Denise Hodges Promotions Manager for ABC retail, Fitness Programmer/Instructor, Small Business Owner, Marketing Coordinator (Laserpoint). Over 20 years varied experienced in business and marketing. More recently Denise studied naturopathy to share her passion for health and wellness. Denise has an Adv.Dip.Bus., Dip. Clothing Design, Adv.Dip.Naturopathy (completing).
Bob James B.Sc.,M.Env.Mgt.Horticulturalist, Agriculturalist, Environmental consultant, Businessman and Professional Writer. Over 40 years in industry, Bob has held a wide variety of senior positions in both government and private enterprise. Bob has a Dip. Animal Husb, B.App.Sc., Grad.Dip.Mgt, PDC, M.Enviro.Mgt.

Check out our eBooks

Working With PeopleAre you a "people person" looking for a job; or a better understanding of careers that might suit you? If so, this book was written for YOU!
Event ManagementThe Event Management ebook can be used as a reference for students or as a foundation text for professionals who need to know the finer details for organising an event. This book takes the reader through the all of the considerations that need to be looked at prior to, during and after an event is organised. The topics covered in the Event Management ebook are 1/ Scope and Nature of Event Management, 2/ Developing a Concept and Planning, 3/ Organising the Resources Required, 4/ Catering: Food and Drink, 5/ Promoting an Event, 6/ Managing the Clientele, 7/ Risk Management, Legalities and Contingency Planning, 8/ Delivering the Event, 9/ Organising Celebrations and Parties, 10/ Organising Exhibitions, 11/ Organising Conferences and Seminars and 12/ Working in the Event Industry.
Professional Practice for ConsultantsExplore becoming a consultant. This ebook contains chapters on how to be a consultant, packaging your services, delivering the services, building your resources, finding the work and getting the job, planning and ethics.
Project ManagementThis ebook is designed to help improve your capacity to manage any type of project in any type of industry. It may be read as a stand- alone book; used as something to refer to during the process of managing projects, or used as a complementary reference to help enhance the overall learning experience when studying a project management course.