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How to Become a Project Manager

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What do I need to study to become a Project Manager?

Academy Xi's Product Management course equips students with a thorough understanding of how to launch, test and build successful and financially viable products. View course information
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The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) is an essential course for anyone who's ready to pursue a management role in the construction industry. View course information
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The Building Leadership Program (CPC40110/CPC50210) prepares you to plan, coordinate and complete residential, industrial and commercial building projects, and also provides a direct pathway to university study. View course information
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Build stand-out skills in strategic leadership and management with this internationally recognised online Master of Business Administration course from the Australian Institute of Business.  View course information
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The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) is a comprehensive online course designed to prepare students for careers in project management across a wide variety of industries. View course information
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Enhance your career prospects with this nationally recognised online Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) course from UNE Partnerships. View course information
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Take the first step in a rewarding career in leadership with this online Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918) course from UNE Partnerships. View course information
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Build advanced professional skills to grow your project management work with this online Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) course from UNE Partnerships. View course information
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The Double Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) + Leadership & Management (BSB51915) is a comprehensive course that equips students with the skills needed to manage projects and lead teams to success. View course information
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A career in international business management is within your reach with this highly regarded Master of Business Administration (International) course from Deakin University.  View course information
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Effectively contribute to global solutions to our world's biggest problems with this industry-designed Master of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action course from Deakin University.  View course information
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The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) is the industry standard qualification for project managers, covering the most popular project management methodologies. View course information
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The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to plan, lead and successfully deliver an organisation’s projects. View course information
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The Diploma of Website Development (ICT50615) is a comprehensive online course that delivers vital IT knowledge and skills training for those wishing to work in website design and/or development. View course information
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Equip yourself with project management skills that can serve you well in almost any industry with this online Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) from Monarch Institute. View course information
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Become a business leader from the comfort of your own home with this online Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918) course from Foundation Education.  View course information
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Build the practical skills and leadership insight needed to manage projects with confidence with this online Diploma of Project Management course (BSB51415) from Foundation Education. View course information
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Connect with 250+ business leaders and build sought-after skills for the global business world with this online Master of Business Administration course from Dūcere.  View course information
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Build the skills to lead projects and teams from the comfort of your home with this unique online Diploma of Business (BSB50215) and Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) course from Mentor Education. View course information
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Build skills to lead every aspect of a project from the comfort of your own home with this online Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) course from Mentor Education. View course information
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Grow your career with a nationally recognised management qualification in this Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60215) course from The Management Edge. View course information
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Grow your career with a nationally recognised management qualification in this Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60215) course from The Management Edge. View course information
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Definition of Project Manager

Employed in many different types of business, Project Managers are tasked with guiding a defined project from inception to completion. Depending on the industry these projects might include researching and developing new products, creating software, establishing a website or the design and/or construction of a building.



The Project Manager holds full responsibility for the success or failure of a project, although they are rarely directly involved in the specific jobs required to complete it. Overseeing a team of staff and contractors, the Project Manager’s focus is on planning and execution.



They must be able to create and communicate clear and attainable goals and processes, manage people and resources, monitor and report on the project’s progress, and maintain budgets and deadlines.

What are the responsibilities of a Project Manager ?

  • Creating and communicating work outlines, timelines and resource plans.
  • Managing and motivating project teams and contractors.
  • Monitoring and controlling time management
  • Developing and working to budgets.
  • Assessing risks and implementing contingency plans.
  • Maintaining quality control and customer satisfaction.
  • Generating reports and necessary documentation.

Career Outlook for Project Manager

The average age of people working as is 45 with 82.20% of them being male. 94.80% of are employed full-time and they typically work around 43.1 hours per week.

 

Unemployment is below average and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around $1,634 per week Before Tax. In 2015 there were 55,500 working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be stable, with numbers around 56,600 in 2020.