Managing Benefits ® Foundation Course (4 days) Virtual

Interested in becoming Managing Benefits™ Course certified?

$1,627.27 + GST

3 Day - Weekday



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Managing Benefits™ provides a guide to managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines working in a wide variety of organisations and in all sectors.

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This course is accredited by APMG International.  The Foundation exams are included and available online after course attendance.

virtual delivery

Flexible Delivery

This course can be delivered virtually or face-to-face, depending on your chosen dates. Virtual lessons are delivered online using Zoom, allowing you to dial in remotely.  Our virtual classrooms are designed to deliver a highly effective and comprehensive learning experience.

Course Outcomes

The Managing Benefits Foundation Course is a Benefits Management guide intended to assist managers and practitioners and their organisations.

Upon course completion, participants will have:

  • An understanding of benefits management, what it is and the case for doing it
  • An understanding of the 7 principles upon which successful approaches to benefits management are built
  • An understanding of the 5 practices that form the Benefits Management Cycle
  • An understanding of how to apply benefits management at portfolio, project and programme level
  • An understanding of how to get started in implementing effective benefits management practices and how to sustain progress
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“The trainer is very knowledgeable; they were able to explain concepts in a variety of ways to suit different learning styles. Knowledge of the textbook and exact page numbers was exceptional meaning reference material was easy to locate.”

Course Participant


Trained Expertise

With sufficient practice and review, the participants should be able to apply Managing Benefits to their own portfolio, project or programme environment

Career Advancement

Career development through achievement of an internationally recognised qualification

Benefits Realisation

Increased success in meeting project objectives and focus on project risk and issue management

Departmental Transparency

Greater understanding by Senior/Executive Managers of what it takes to deliver a project and transparency of project management activities

Increased Control

Increased project governance and control over project delivery

Recommended For

This course is recommended for a variety of roles including:

  1. Senior Owners and Directors of Change

  2. Change Initiators such as Strategic Planners and Policy Leads

  3. Change Appraisers and Evaluators such as Business Case Writers and Appraisers

  4. Change Implementers / Enablers such as Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers and Business Change Managers

  5. Change Support Staff such as Portfolio, Programme and Project Office Staff

Not sure if this course is right for you? Contact us for a chat.

Course Content


  • What is Benefits Management
  • The 7 Benefits Management Principles

Benefits Management in Practice

  • Practice 1 Identify and Quantify
  • Practice 2 Value and Appraise
  • Practice 3 Plan
  • Practice 4 Realise
  • Practice 5 Review

Managing Progress

  • Portfolio Based Benefits Management
  • Implementing and sustaining progress

What’s Included

Professional Trainers

Professional Delivery by an Accredited MetaPM Training Consultant

Course Notes

MetaPM Managing Benefits™ Foundation Course notes


Managing Benefits™ Foundation examinations

Managing Benefit™ Textbook

We’ll provide you with your own copy of the Managing Benefit™ Textbook to take home


For all courses delivered at a MetaPM training location light refreshments including food and drinks for morning and afternoon tea will be provided

Available Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find/see any courses on the schedule for later in the year – how do I place my registration?

Our course schedule is published every six months , if there is a date or course title which is not available please contact our training team on 1800 800 436 who will be able to assist you.

I need to change my course attendance – how do I do this?

Please refer to the MetaPM Terms & Conditions for details related to Transferring, Cancelling, or Substituting your course attendance.

Courses that have been paid for and not attended will be held in credit for a period not exceeding 1 year from the original course date. Failure to reschedule attendance will result in the full fee being forfeited after such time.

I would like to make a booking for a group of people – how do I do this?

MetaPM offers in-house (i.e. private) and/or tailored training either onsite at our premises or off-site at your premises for groups of min 6 or more people across all of our subjects.

For more information about a tailored learning solution for your organisation please contact MetaPM Enquiries.

My organisation needs to purchase training opportunities in bulk – is this possible?

Corporate Training Credits can be arranged with organisations who have varied and ongoing training needs. A pre-paid training budget can be drawn from for accessible and flexible training options suitable for larger volumes of staff across multiple departments who can’t all get away from work at the same time. Credits can be used against both public and private training options.

For more information about a pre-paid learning solution for your organisation please contact MetaPM Enquiries.

Where is the training venue located?

MetaPM Offices and Training Rooms are located at Level 3/420 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC.


Can I retake my exam if I fail?

Foundation Exams - MetaPM places great emphasis on quality trainers and teaching, directly resulting in 95% of delegates successfully completing the Foundation exam on their first attempt.

In the unlikely event you fail the Foundation exam MetaPM will provide the student with the opportunity to retake the training and exam free of charge.

Additional charges of $600 will apply for any further attempts

Please note students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the Foundation course and to complete all of the homework and tasks as required in order to be eligible for a free of charge second attempt.

Practitioner Exams - We don’t deny that the Practitioner exam is the harder of the two, and again our high standards for trainers and teaching mean that you will be in the best position possible to successfully pass the Practitioner exam. Additional charges will apply to re-sit this one, though we will happily arrange further coaching for you at no charge.

Students are required to attend the entire Practitioner course and to complete all homework and tasks in order to be in the best position to take the Practitioner exam.

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