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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

8

NEXT INTAKE

4 Mar 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject explores the essential ideas and approaches which underpin successful project management. The subject follows the cyclical stages of a project, from idea generation until project completion. Students learn about what tools are needed at different stages in a project’s lifecycle. Additionally, the assessments use various case studies which assist students in understanding how projects align with a company’s strategic goals. Finally, students work through a case study, applying the stages of project delivery, including how to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.

This subject contributes to the project management specialisation.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

Subject information

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this subject, individuals should be able to:

  1. Evaluate and determine project viability, including the analysis required during the project selection process.
  2. Propose a project that meets organisational strategic goals and requirements.
  3. Evaluate the likelihood of success of strategic projects against an organisation’s objective goals and ethical standards.
  4. Analyse the project lifecycle and project development process.

 

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to strategic project management
  2. Project portfolio management
  3. Project development
  4. Project management frameworks
  5. Project viability and risk appraisal
  6. Risk management
  7. Performance evaluation
  8. Project governance
  9. Project management office
  10. Project management capability

Reading list

There is no prescribed text for this subject. Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan Professional’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.

 

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
TaskWeek 420%
Assignment 1Week 840%
Assignment 2Week 1240%

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge

Not applicable.

Course transition subject equivalence

Students may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan Professional course and have completed the following subjects:

  • There are no equivalences for this subject.

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

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Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

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