The Project Manager

This course extends the learning from the Applied Project Management program to dimensions of governance, cost control, variations and the performance of people on the project.


3 Days

Time (AWST)


The Project Manager course follows on from the Applied Project Management program. It covers the higher level skills required of project managers to look after the project governance, procurement, costs and people. You will be stretched beyond the role of team member to accepting responsibility for the project, its outcomes and ultimately, its success.


Participants must have completed the Applied Project Management course prior to attending this program.

Who will benefit

Those who are currently filling the role of project manager on one or more projects or are soon to take up this position.


  • Review of the project management cycle and the role of the project manager
  • Project governance – roles and responsibilities
  • Procurement process and practice
  • Managing costs against budget
  • Dealing with negative and positive cost variations
  • Overseeing the performance and engagement of people involved in the project
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement through the life of the project.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Describe their full responsibilities as a project manager
  • Implement measures to control costs
  • Establish purchasing processes to fulfil the project needs and meet budget
  • Actively involve internal and external staff in the performance of the project
  • Explore innovative ways to improve the process and practice
  • Establish feedback mechanisms for continuous improvement.


We offer the option to enrol in a relevant RPL qualification for an additional fee of $100. Advise at the time of booking this course if you choose this option:

Follow the link to find out about these qualifications and access the Enrolment Kit that must be submitted separately to take advantage of this opportunity.

* Qualifications are delivered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What past course attendees say:

"This training is exactly what I need right now. Always a pleasure attending courses here."
Tracey Cooke
Electrical & Communications Association WA
Special Projects Manager
"The facilitator is very knowledgeable on all topics. Very engaging and always listened to evaluations of topics big and small."
Olivia David
City of Canning
Projects Officer
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