Project Management Fundamentals

This course is available via:


Interactive online
Remote learning tailored to your council


In-house face to face
Delivered at your council


Member calendar training
Either face-to-face or interactive online for individual participants


Learning and Development  

Phone: 02 9242 4081
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Course Dates
7 Aug - 21 Aug 2024Register Now
6 Nov - 20 Nov 2024Register Now

Project Management Fundamentals

This introductory project management course provides participants with a practical understanding of the of the language, tools, and essential aspects of Project Management.

It delves into the how, why, and what of project management, offering valuable insights into the projects you are already involved in (even those areas you had not realised were projects!) and will give you tools and tactics to collaborate on, participate in, and manage future projects.

Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for those new to project management who are tasked with overseeing smaller projects as part of their role or who are eager to enhance their understanding of how to lead or manage a project in the workplace.

Key learning outcomes include:

  • Projects for your working environment - what needs to be considered?
  • The Critical Elements of every project?
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the project manager and team members
  • The Project Management Triangle - the three essential elements + one
  • The Scope and the Work Plan
  • The Communication Strategy - from documents to information flow
  • Planning Tools - Gantt Charts, Critical Path Method (CPM), PERT, Agile projects
  • Risk Management - practical and usable!
  • Monitoring, Review and Reporting of project progress.

This interactive and engaging course is split into two half-day sessions and will require participants to complete some pre-work to apply the tools learned in Part 1 to a real-life project that will be shared and discussed in Part 2.

The facilitator will use group discussions and local government-oriented examples to help you transfer your learning to the workplace.