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University of South Australia
Develop an understanding of the recent developments in the field of Portfolio and Program Management during this online unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia. You will discuss the application of established theories to the field, with emphasis on their use in analysing and synthesising complex information, concepts and problems.
You will focus on professional practice throughout the unit, and will consider it with regard to each topic discussed. This will help you to develop an advanced knowledge of both professional and academic literature in the field of Portfolio and Program Management, and foster a critical and analytical approach to topics within the field.
You will gain an awareness of program strategy alignment, and become familiar with benefits management and stakeholder engagement activities. Obtain an advanced understanding of the importance of program governance and lifecycle management, and develop your awareness of the various facets of the role of the portfolio manager.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intend to enrol in the following units, prior to study:
In this project management unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will be highly beneficial to students who intend to pursue careers within project management. You will gain an understanding of the complex links between portfolio, program, project and organisational management. Your skills in working independently, as well as your ability to work as a member of a team, will be challenged and developed during this unit, and you will become adept at thinking critically.
Each topic discussed during this online unit will be approached with a regard for professional practices, ensuring that you complete this unit with a practical, rather than purely academic, understanding of Portfolio and Program Management.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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