Project Management

Deakin stackable short courses | 100% online

Achieve project goals efficiently

This short course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of key project management concepts, tools and methods that you can apply immediately in your own organisation.

  • Start date
    01 Jun 22
  • Duration
    4–8 weeks
  • Study mode
    Online masterclass
  • Investment
    $1800 (inc. GST)

Job skills outcome

After completion of the masterclasses, you will be able to apply these skills immediately in your workplace.

  • Apply tools and methods associated with project management.
  • Assess the state of a project.
  • Assess, procure and interact with project managers.
  • Apply a project mindset to real-world projects.

Co-designed with industry

Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Meet the expert

Richard Edwards is a seasoned international project, program and portfolio manager. He has built his career in information technology over the last 25 years, developing his experience through various technical, project and management roles.

Reshaping university education

An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university. With more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we’re proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.

Course overview

How you'll learn

This short course includes four 3-hour live online masterclasses. Learn directly with industry experts in small groups to build your own expertise and incorporate relevant industry knowledge and skills in your context. You are required to attend all masterclasses.

What you’ll learn

During the short course you’ll:

  • define projects and project management
  • break down a project into scope, quality, cost and time
  • understand day-to-day project management, including scheduling, risk, issue and change management
  • discuss communication and stakeholder management, customer satisfaction, and financial and contractor management.

How you're assessed

Submit a 2500-word document that outlines the key aspects of a project that you plan to deliver using learnings from the course, such as the project initiation document framework. The project can be for your current organisation, an organisation you volunteer for, or something you are looking to do outside of your professional life. Due four weeks after the final online masterclass.

Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

Course dates and times

November intake

1 June 2022 (6-9pm)

8 June 2022 (6-9pm)

15 June 2022 (6-9pm)

22 June 2022 (6-9pm)

You are required to attend all masterclasses.

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Complete one stackable short course as a standalone credential or stack multiple related short courses and build towards a full postgraduate degree at Deakin.

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What you need to enrol

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

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Footnotes

*Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

A maximum of four stackable short courses can be used as credit (2 credit points) towards the Master of Business Administration; and two stackable short courses can be used as credit (1 credit point) towards the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.