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Project management fundamentals

This course will provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills to both manage a project end-to-end, and/or be an effective and valuable member of the project team.

About this course

Project management is a dynamic discipline that brings together the various skills and capabilities required to effectively deliver new products, services and infrastructure as well as implement new systems and processes to effect change. Key components of this discipline include planning, coordinating, budgeting and evaluating large-scale projects, as well as managing the risks and the people involved.

Course structure

The course covers the fundamental steps in every project’s life cycle and uses a real-life case study approach to follow a project from conception through to completion and final review.

Topics covered in this course are:

  • Project roles and responsibilities
  • PM tools, terminology and techniques
  • Key phases of a project
  • How to create project schedules, plans and deliverables
  • How to manage risk


Learning outcomes

At the end of this one day course, you will;

  • Understand your role and responsibilities within a project and how you can contribute to its successful completion
  • Develop skills in project management: learning terminology, tools and techniques
  • Understand the key phases of a project and the importance of each
  • Understand the key functions of a project and their interactions
  • Contribute to the development of project schedules, plans and deliverables
  • Take responsibility for your own part in a project and work towards achieving agreed deadlines within a set budget and timeframe
  • Recognise the importance of proactively identifying and managing potential problems and risks within a project


COVID-19 Information

UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.

Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. IPPG will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at

Who is this course for?

Professionals across all industries who want to learn about effective project management. 

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