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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?

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 Deakin UniversityBachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in business and management.

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 UniSA OnlineBachelor of Business (Management)

This online Bachelor of Business (Management) degree equips students with the skills to lead and manage people, teams and organisations in the global business environment.

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 Deakin UniversityBachelor of Cyber Security

The Bachelor of Cyber Security provides students with the technical skills and knowledge needed for careers in professional cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism.

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CPC40110/CPC50210Builders Academy AustraliaBuilding Leadership Program

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.

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BSB40215College AustraliaCertificate IV in Business

Start a new career in the exciting and varied business world by studying this Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) course.

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CPC50210Builders Academy AustraliaDiploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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.

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BSB51415MCI InstituteDiploma of Project Management

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.

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BSB51415Monarch InstituteDiploma of Project Management

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.

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BSB51415College for Adult LearningDiploma of Project Management

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) is the industry standard qualification for project managers, covering the most popular project management methodologies.

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BSB51415Australian Institute of Management Education and TrainingDiploma of Project Management

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.

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BSB51415 & BSB51915College for Adult LearningDouble Diploma of Project Management + Leadership & Management

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.

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 Deakin UniversityGraduate Certificate of Cyber Security

Start a new career keeping us safe from online threats with this practical, relevant Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security course from Deakin University.

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 Deakin UniversityMaster of Business Administration (International)

A career in international business management is within your reach with this highly regarded Master of Business Administration (International) course from Deakin University.

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 Deakin UniversityMaster of Cyber Security

The Master of Cyber Security equips students with the comprehensive knowledge and technical skills they need to become expert cyber security professionals.

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 Deakin UniversityMaster of Development and Humanitarian Action

Effectively contribute to global solutions to our world's biggest problems with this industry-designed Master of Development and Humanitarian Action course from Deakin University.

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 Edith Cowan UniversityMaster of Management Information Systems

Build sought-after management skills and help businesses solve their tech problems with this Master of Management Information Systems course from Edith Cowan University.

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 Edith Cowan UniversityMaster of Project Management

Help solve business problems and build sought-after strategic skills with this Master of Project Management course from Edith Cowan University.

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 Edith Cowan UniversityMaster of Public Health

Take the first step in a rewarding career responding to public health problems with this Master of Public Health course from Edith Cowan University.

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 Academy XiProduct Management Course

Academy Xi's Product Management course equips students with a thorough understanding of how to launch, test and build successful and financially viable products.

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 Academy XiService Design: Accelerated Course (1 Week)

This Service Design accelerated course packs essential service design tools and techniques, as well as real-world problem-solving experience, into one week.

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 Australian Institute of BusinessThe AIB MBA

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.

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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.