Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®)

Foundation $2,450
Practitioner $1,995

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Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices Overview

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.

Foundation

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

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

KEY TOPICS

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.

Trainers use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Understanding and recall techniques will be used to provide participants with a solid comprehension of P3O.

Courses are facilitated by our expert team and can be conducted onsite, at our premises or virtually. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements.

Virtual training: You can learn more about our virtual delivery here.

Weekend courses: These are conducted over two full weekends.

FOUNDATION

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

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

Weekday courses: Exam taken on the afternoon of day 3 of Foundation course.

Weekend courses: Exam taken on the morning of day 1 of Practitioner course.

Virtual training: Online proctored exam taken after the course. See below for details.

PRACTITIONER

Practitioner course includes the P3O Practitioner Exam which consists of:

  • 4 questions, 2.5 hours duration
  • Objective testing paper based on a scenario
  • Pass mark is 50% (40/80)
  • Open book (P3O guide only)

Weekday/weekend course: The exam is taken on the afternoon of Day 2 of the Practitioner course and papers sent away for scoring

Virtual training: Online proctored exam taken after the course. See below for details.

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.

Taking your virtual exam
On the last day of your Foundation or Practitioner virtual course, you will receive an invitation to book your exam. You have 6 months to sit the exam online. Please check availability when making your booking.

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

Take2 Resit 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.

DEVELOPMENT UNITS

PDUs
Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI) are eligible to earn PDUs for their participation in these courses as follows:

Foundation

  • Weekday/virtual (3 days): 21 PDUs (15 Technical, 4 Strategic and Business Management and 2 Leadership)
  • Weekend (2 days): 18 PDUs (14 Technical, 3 Strategic and Business Management and 1 Leadership)

Practitioner

Weekday/weekend (2 days): 14 PDUs (12 Technical, 1 Strategic and Business Management and 1 Leadership)

Virtual (1 day): 7 PDUs (5 Technical, 1 Strategic and Business Management and 1 Leadership)

CPDs
Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/ CPPM /CPPD) are eligible to earn CPDs as follows:

Foundation

  • Weekday / virtual (3days): 20 CPDs
  • Weekend (2 days): 20 CPDs

Practitioner

  • Weekday / weekend (2 days): 20 CPDs
  • Virtual (1 day): 14 CPDs for short course OR 15 CPDs for certification attained

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.

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 123 Queen 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.


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. 

Note: You must have completed and passed the Foundation exam as a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam.


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.

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I recommend this course to anyone working in the PMO area. It provided a good framework that has practical application for everyone. I have taken what I learned back to my employer and am applying the principals.

RICHARD ZOOMER

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Who Should Attend?

Foundation – those working within a P3O environment who need to understand the principles and terminology of P3O

Practitioner – those managing and working within a P3O component requiring a full understanding of how to justify, build and manage a P3O

Foundation

Duration:

  • Weekday / virtual - 3 days
  • Weekend - 2 days

Development Units:

  • Weekday / virtual - 21 PDUs
  • Weekend - 18 PDUs

Exam:

  • Weekday - Exam taken on the afternoon of day 3 of the Foundation course
  • Weekend - Exam taken on the morning of day 1 of the Practitioner course
  • Virtual - Online proctored exam taken after the course

Practitioner

Duration:

  • Weekday / weekend - 2 days
  • Virtual - 1 day

Development Units:

  • Weekday / weekend - 14 PDUs
  • Virtual - 7 PDUs

Exam:

  • Weekday/ weekend - Exam is taken on the afternoon of day 2 of the course
  • Virtual - Online proctored exam taken after the course

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  • 08 November, 2021 - 10 November, 2021
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Foundation
  • 13 November, 2021 - 14 November, 2021
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Foundation
  • 25 November, 2021 - 26 November, 2021
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Practitioner
  • 04 December, 2021 - 05 December, 2021
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney Weekend
    Practitioner
  • 04 December, 2021 - 05 December, 2021
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Practitioner
  • 28 February, 2022 - 02 March, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Melbourne
    Foundation
  • 07 March, 2022 - 08 March, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Melbourne
    Practitioner
  • 21 March, 2022 - 23 March, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney
    Foundation
  • 21 March, 2022 - 23 March, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Foundation
  • 31 March, 2022 - 01 April, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney
    Practitioner
  • 31 March, 2022 - 01 April, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Practitioner
  • 21 May, 2022 - 22 May, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney Weekend
    Foundation
  • 21 May, 2022 - 22 May, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Foundation
  • 04 June, 2022 - 05 June, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney Weekend
    Practitioner
  • 04 June, 2022 - 05 June, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Practitioner
  • 29 June, 2022 - 01 July, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Foundation
  • 29 June, 2022 - 01 July, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $2,450.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney
    Foundation
  • 07 July, 2022 - 08 July, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Sydney
    Practitioner
  • 07 July, 2022 - 08 July, 2022
    P3O® (Portfolio, Project and Programme Offices)
    • $1,995.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
    Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Practitioner
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