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Future Skills Short Course

Project Management for Professionals

Manage complex projects and evolving systems of work by developing essential project management and human skills that will enable you to confidently motivate, communicate, and deliver business outcomes. 

Time commitment
6 weeks, 8 hours per week
Time commitment
6 weeks, 8 hours per week

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native

Teaming up with the best in industry, our courses lean into the future of work to deliver the best in structured, mentor-supported, 100% online education.

As the complexity of our systems of work and delivery increase now and into the future, project management skills have become essential for life and work for most professionals — not just traditional project managers.  

Our Project Management for Professionals course will provide you with effective skills to motivate, communicate, and deliver business outcomes in any complex situation. Through this course, you’ll adopt a toolbox of skills that can be mixed and matched to suit a variety of contexts.

With a focus on adaptive and human skills, you’ll learn how to successfully initiate and mobilise a project team. Importantly, you’ll gain capabilities in negotiation and stakeholder communication to deliver optimal outcomes, as well as how to apply the fundamentals of scope, risk, budget, quality and time management to your own projects.

Career outlook

Take a closer look at what opportunities in the Project Management for Professionals field.

Job satisfaction

Project Managers have a job satisfaction of 4.2/5

Industry growth

By 2027, the need for project management will grow by 33%

Salary expectations

The average Project Manager salary in Australia is $135k

Job opportunities

In Australia there are over 11,000 jobs available

Course overview

Learn more about our Project Management for Professionals course in the video below.

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Course structure

  • Learn about the evolution of project management and systems thinking in the modern world of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity)
  • Understand the value of project management and its difference to product management
  • Be introduced to major methodologies of project management including waterfall, Agile, Scrum, PMBOK, Lean, Kanban, and PRINCE2.

Learn with industry experts

Kayt Edwards
Kayt EdwardsSubject matter expert

RMIT Online has built our courses in partnership with industry, providing you with the latest industry insights and best practices from the real world of work. Our subject matter experts in this course include people like Kayt Edwards. Kayt spent her early career as a Project Manager at companies such

Nigel Dalton
Nigel DaltonSubject matter expert

As part of his role at ThoughtWorks, Nigel Dalton equips organisations with the tools and thinking to accelerate their performance as modern digital businesses. His work helps organisations build resilient, thriving online to offline (O2O) operations in a post-customer, more human-centric world.

Keith Phillips
Keith Phillips Expert industry mentor

Keith Phillips is an experienced program and project manager, and IT professional; with over 12 years of experience managing technical and business change projects. He has a heavy focus on using the right style of project management and change management, ensuring the success of the projects he leads. Keith has

Monty Qasim
Monty Qasim Expert industry mentor

Monty Qasim is a strategic leader with a proven ability to plan and implement small and large-scale projects aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage, and bottom line gains. Expertise building bridges between technology and business to deliver optimal outcomes, pragmatically articulating complex commercial issues. 

Diego Atterbury
Diego AtterburySubject Matter Expert

Diego works as a Project Manager in the Telco industry. He has been with his current organisation for more than 7 years. During this time, he has held a variety of Delivery, Program and Project Management roles across Construction, IT, Software Deployment, Digital Transformation and Workforce Strategy. Diego is a

Hani El-Rafei
Hani El-Rafei Expert industry mentor

Our industry mentors are available to provide 1:1 feedback and guidance on your coursework. Mentors on this course include individuals like Hani El-Rafei. Hani is the founder of Crunchlab, and has over ten years of experience marrying business insight with technology, notably in tehcnology, finance and education projects with diverse

Learner Success Team
Learner Success TeamRMIT Online

Our learner success team are here to help you with 1:1 coaching, tips on how to successfully study online, and any questions or concerns you may have. 

Why choose RMIT Online

Get a world-class education and transform your career.

Real world skills

Develop skills that have been validated by industry, while getting credentialed by a world-leading university.

Industry connected

You'll gain knowledge and practical skills from renowned industry partners who are at the forefront of their field.

Flexible delivery

Advance your career while you study. RMIT Online courses let you balance work, study and life commitments.

Supported community

Be guided by a network of industry experts and peers, and supported by our dedicated success team.

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