About this course

Knowing how to properly scope and plan your project can be the difference between success and failure.

This course will introduce you to the essential first steps of project management, including how to build your business case, efficient ways to refine your project scope, and proven methods to identify and mitigate potential risks that may occur throughout your project lifecycle. 

Project Management: Planning can be taken as a standalone course, or as part of the Project Management Short Course Series. Completion of all four courses in this series offers globally recognised Certified Project Officer certification from the Institute of Project Management. If your organisation has a group of staff members who would like to register for this series, please contact us directly via short.course@utas.edu.au 


How you will learn:

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. Learning content will include interactive activities and short non-assessed quizzes to help guide your knowledge and receive your Certificate of Completion. There are no formal assignments required for this course. Your access to the learning material will also remain open for one year after registration.


Who should do this course?

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn the principles of project management, which include useful skills and techniques that can be applied directly to any workplace. This course is particularly useful for participants currently working in small or large organisations, who would like to learn more about current best practices for project management.  


All students will receive a certificate to recognise their completion of this course.


Interested in further study? 

Check out: Associate Degree of Applied Business (Recognition of Prior Learning available for Project Management Unit ZAA233).

What you will learn

  • Understanding an overview of why organisations develop projects

  • Understanding the need to develop the Project Charter

  • Understanding the need to develop the Project Scope

  • Understanding the process and implementation of risk management as it relates to projects

René Kling

René Kling is a lecturer in management for the University of Tasmania and University College. Throughout his extensive career, René has worked in both project management and senior management positions for various organisations, in addition to running his own consulting and training business. René has provided training in recognised Project Management qualifications in various locations all around Australia.

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