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The P3O® model provides a decision and delivery support structure for enabling change within an organisation.  This 3 day workshop prepares candidates for the AXELOS P3O® Foundation certification exam.


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This 2 day workshop builds on the 3 day P3O Foundation workshop and prepares candidates for the AXELOS P3O® Practitioner certification exam.


Don’t get left behind…

As businesses increasingly adapt portfolio, programme and project management, there is an increasing need for an effective infrastructure, namely the programme/project office, to support them.

The need for an effective support structure increases not only with the number of programmes and projects undertaken, but also with the significance placed on these initiatives. Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) is a best practice guidance from AXELOS addressing this functionality.

The P3O model provides a decision and delivery support structure for enabling change within an organisation. This may be provided through a single permanent office such as, the Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office. Alternatively, it may be provided through a linked set of offices (portfolio office, programme offices, project offices).

P3O is aligned with PRINCE2® and MSP® and blends in one place a set of principles, processes and techniques to facilitate effective portfolio, programme and project management through enablement, challenge and support structures. These structures bridge the gap between the strategy and policy makers, and the delivery arm of the organisation.

About this Course

Foundation Course Objectives

The Foundation course aims to certify participants in P3O Foundation Level and enable them to demonstrate a good understanding of the programme and project support office functions, acting as an informed member of a P3O. Overall, the course assists in developing an appreciation of the issues and challenges that face Programme and Project Managers.

Practitioner Course Objectives

The Practitioner course prepares participants to undertake and pass the P3O Practitioner Exam.  The Practitioner level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation.

The course includes review, consolidation of concepts and exam questions for the Practitioner level certification.

Please note that the Practitioner course is an examination preparation course and focuses on the application of P3O to prepare candidates for the Practitioner examination.

How this Course is Delivered

Course Summary

These courses explore the following areas:

  • An Introduction to P3O – discussing why, when and how to use P3O models including the difference between portfolio, programmes and project environments and their different requirements
  • Value – what value P3Os can bring to the organisation including a business case, funding models and performance measures
  • Model – an overview of the different P3O models with examples
  • Functions and Techniques – details on the functions/services and techniques/tools used by units of a P3O model

Outcomes and Certification Eligibility

Foundation Certification

The Foundation course includes the P3O Foundation Examination which consists of:

  • 75 questions
  • Multiple-choice format
  • 60-minute exam
  • Pass mark is 50% (35/70)
  • Closed book exam

The exam is taken on the afternoon of day 3 of the Foundation course.

Practitioner Certification

The Practitioner course includes the P3O Practitioner Examination which consists of:

  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Objective testing paper based on a scenario
  • 4 questions per paper of 20 marks each – 80 marks available in total
  • Pass mark is 50% (40/80)
  • Open book (P3O guide only)

The exam is taken on the afternoon of Day 2 of the Practitioner course.

Your P3O Practitioner qualification is valid for five years. You need to re-sit an additional re-registration exam within three to five years of your original certification to retain your accreditation.

Take2 Re-sit Exam Option

PeopleCert provide you with the opportunity to sit your exam knowing that if the outcome is not what you expected, you could have another attempt, at a fraction of the exam price.

Click here for more on the Take2 option.

PeopleCert administers the P3O examination scheme. PM-Partners is an accredited partner of PeopleCert (Partner ID: 3800).

Course Prerequisites


There are no prerequisites for the Foundation course.

To be eligible to sit the P3O Practitioner exam, participants must have attended the Foundation course and obtained a pass in the P3O Foundation exam.


Where is the training venue located?

Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Melbourne courses are held at 500 Collins Street, Melbourne.

I require an invoice before payment is processed – can I still book this course online?

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

Can I buy these courses as a package?

Yes. P3O Foundation and P3O Practitioner can be purchased together as a package at a discounted rate. Book now & save!

Is this a certified course?

Yes. The Foundation exam is undertaken on the first day of the Practitioner course and the Practitioner exams is undertaken on the final day of the Practitioner course. Upon passing the exams you will be certified.

Is the exam fee included?

Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost. Please note: You must have completed and passed the Foundation exam as a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam.

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