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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?

Accelerate your career progress with this nationally recognised online Advanced Diploma of Program Management (BSB61218) course from UNE Partnerships.

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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.

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

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Enhance your career prospects with this nationally recognised online Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) course from UNE Partnerships.

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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.

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Take the next step in your building career and build valuable, real-world skills when you study the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) led by Techskill.io Academy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.