Project Management Fundamentals (Module 1)


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Project Management Fundamentals Overview (Module 1)

Industry research shows that a third of all projects are delivered late. To add to this, even more come in over budget or run past the original deadline, and 28% fail altogether. How you lead a project or perform in a project team can dictate the success or failure of each initiative or project that you are involved in, regardless of its size or complexity.

Our interactive course provides you with proven techniques, tools and processes to deliver projects within specification, on time and on budget.

The course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), current research and best practice industry standards, as well as drawing upon the extensive experience of PM-Partners group’s broad ranging and continuing involvement in assisting organisations to achieve rapid results in project delivery capability.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project managers wishing to formalise their skills and/or to revisit fundamental principles.
  • Members of project teams who wish to broaden their understanding of the Project Management Framework and its essential disciplines.
  • Technical specialists / engineers moving into a project management/team leadership role, or working for a project manager.

As its name implies, this course will provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills to both manage a project end-to-end, and/or be an effective and valuable member of the project team.

The course covers the fundamental steps in every project’s life cycle and uses a real-life case study approach to follow a project from conception through to completion and final review.

The focus is on immediate and direct knowledge transfer to the workplace.

Please note: While agile concepts are introduced, this is not an Agile course. PM-Partners offers many Agile courses which can be found in our Course List.

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Describe the similarities and differences between an Agile and a Traditional/Waterfall approach within the topic areas below.
  • Assimilate essential tools and disciplines for planning and controlling projects effectively.
  • Scope a project effectively.
  • Create a work breakdown structure and translate this into a reliable schedule.
  • Estimate with a greater degree of accuracy using common-sense and proven techniques.
  • Make successful cost/schedule/scope trade-offs.
  • Assess and manage project risks.
  • Baseline projects and perform timely tracking, reporting and communication; managing stakeholder expectations and communication.
  • Avoid ‘scope-creep’ by identifying, managing and controlling change throughout a project.
  • Close a project effectively.

As part of PM-Partners’ new integrated learning solution, this course offers students the option to attend our bespoke classroom in person or virtually by dialling in from a remote location. Trainers are skilled at both delivery methods and use the latest in virtual technology to simultaneously provide participants with the same interactive, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Whichever delivery mode learners choose, comprehension and recall techniques will be used to provide them with a solid understanding of Project Management Fundamentals.

For group bookings, courses can be customised to suit your requirements and conducted onsite at your premises, at our training centre, or virtually.

Virtual training: Learn more about our virtual delivery.

Materials: A comprehensive participant handbook is provided.

Exam: There is no exam associated with this course

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with a PM-Partners digital badge. These are widely accepted by leading organisations as recognition of specialist training and often shared on social media.

On the last day of training, you will be provided with a Digital Credential via the Credly Acclaim platform. This badge can be added directly to your LinkedIn profile and/or shared to your newsfeed, or other professional profile, to share your achievement with your network.


Project Management Fundamentals is available as a stand-alone course, but also forms the foundation (Module 1) for the ‘Project Management Professional Development Program’.

Project Management in Practice (Module 2) is a three-day course which provides a deeper exploration into the disciplines and daily challenges faced by the Project Manager. Please visit the Project Management in Practice course page or contact us on 1300 701 314 for further details on this course.


Once you have gained industry experience in Project Management, you may wish to pursue a nationally recognised, experience-based qualification.

PM-Partners have selected Opportune Professional Development (RTO ID:60072) as our preferred provider of Nationally Recognised Qualifications. Opportune specialises in Experience Based Qualifications that make the achievement of a qualification streamlined and efficient for professionals wanting to have their previous learning and experience recognised with a qualification.

Please scroll to the end of this page for more information on the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or learn more about the Diploma of Project Management.


Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 14 PDUs for their participation in this course (14 Ways of Working).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for this short course.

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.
Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.
Brisbane courses are held at 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.


Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.


No. There are no certifications or exams undertaken in this course. However, you do receive a Completion Certificate from PM-Partners group. Participants will also receive a digital badge.


Yes. This course forms part of the Project Management Professional Development Program.

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A hands-on, well structured and organised course covering all aspects of Project Management. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get a good exposure to PM techniques, tools and processes.


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Duration: 2 days

Exam: No exam

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