Portfolio, Program and Project Management, which course or what level is right for me?

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I am starting my career in project management

BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

This qualification is suitable for autonomous individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, quality officers and small business operators.

Individuals in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.

I am advancing my career

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across several industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

BSB61218 Advanced Diploma of Program Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s.

It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing or directing a suite of projects (a program) to achieve organisational objectives.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

BSB80415 Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of strategic portfolio management roles.

Individuals at this level make high-level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of project, program and portfolio management functions in varied contexts.

They have full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and for the work or function of others.

They use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

I am changing my Career

If you are re-entering the workforce after a long break or hesitant about re-skilling, or up-skilling, there are several options, contact for a discussion on what may be best for you.

I am an employer

Vocational education and training with QTC, offers your staff nationally recognised qualifications across a range of levels tailored to your industry. Qualifications range from Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma. Unlike other learning options, QTC lets your staff undertake partial qualifications, short courses, skill sets and units of competency, allowing them to gain the specific skills relevant to your business needs.

 

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