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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 skills and knowledge required to manage organisational projects on an ongoing basis. This means students will learn the critical steps that are set in motion once approval is given for a project to commence as well as the subsequent actions that ensure the project is a success. This comprises an understanding of all the major factors that could positively or negatively influence the management project right up to its completion or termination.

This subject contributes to the project management specialisation.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

Subject information

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the organisational factors that promote effective project management.
  2. Analyse the elements and challenges of the project management scheduling phases that may give rise to ethical compromises.
  3. Evaluate overall project performance and compliance with quality standards.
  4. Create a project plan that meets relevant standards and strategic objectives.

 

Topics covered

  1. Leadership and the project manager
  2. Project scheduling: developing a network, duration estimation and critical path method
  3. Project scheduling: lags, crashing and work activity
  4. Software applications for project management
  5. Project team building, conflict and negotiation
  6. Project management methodologies
  7. Resource management
  8. Monitoring and controlling projects
  9. Project closeout

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 Type Assessed Weighting
Task Week 4 25%
Assignment 1 Week 8 40%
Assignment 2 Week 12 35%

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge

Kaplan Professional assumes that students have completed FIN360 Project Management Fundamentals, or understand the content covered in this subject, prior to undertaking FIN361 Applied Project Management.

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

Assessment dates See assessment timetable

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 timetable

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 timetable

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 timetable

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 timetable

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 timetable

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