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P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Course

Align business strategies, optimise resources, and manage risk.

Key Benefits
  • Career Progression: Learn programme management skills.
  • Global Recognition: Internationally recognised qualification.
  • Versatile Leadership: Master the art of programme leadership.
  • Dual Accreditation: P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner certifications.

Intake Dates:

6/05/2024 7/08/2024

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P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (P3O™) provide a decision-enabling/delivery support structure for all organisational change. 

P3O guidance provides universally applicable guidance for individuals and organisations to establish, develop, and maintain business support structures.

There are two levels of certification available, Foundation and Practitioner. The Foundation course is suitable for members of offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to understand key terminology and concepts.

The Practitioner certification confirms that attendees have achieved sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to design, implement, manage or work with the P3O model.

Course Outcomes

  • Programme Management Skills
  • Key Principles & Concepts
  • Dual Certification Levels
  • Understand P3O™ Guidance


Who Should Attend

The P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Course is designed for professionals in the following roles:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • PMO Managers
  • Project Office Staff
  • Senior Executives
  • Anyone involved in strategic decision-making and change management.

Why Choose Us?

MetaPM training helps individuals and organisations build their skills and gain tangible benefits.

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Expert Trainers

Benefit from practical insights and knowledge that ensure a comprehensive and valuable educational experience.

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98% Recommendation Rate

We're proud that over 98% of MetaPM course attendees would highly recommend our training to others.

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Price Match Promise

If you find the same course with identical inclusions elsewhere, we’ll beat the quote by 10%.

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Exam Guarantee

If you fail your exam on your first attempt, you can reattend the training free of charge.

Course Outcomes

This course centres around the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition, a foundational publication by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that serves as the current standard for PMP® certification.

Additionally, the Agile Practice Guide, another PMI publication, complements the course by delving into Agile principles relevant to project management.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Align your project management expertise with the revered PMBOK® Guide, enhancing your project handling skills across various scenarios.
  • Apply global best practices in predictive, agile, and hybrid project management methodologies and explore customisation options within your organisation.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and experience needed to implement methodologies in projects with well-defined requirements and deliverables effectively.
  • Gain clarity on the formal exam expectations and learn about the certification renewal process.
  • Exemplify professional and social responsibility as a Project Manager.

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Available Delivery Methods


Classroom Training

Experience dynamic, in-person learning at multiple locations across Australia, including our dedicated training centre in Melbourne CBD. Engage with expert instructors and your peers.


Virtual & Hybrid Delivery

Achieve a comprehensive education online, granting you the flexibility to balance your studies with other commitments. Our virtual classrooms offer an interactive and enriching experience.

What’s Included

Here’s what you'll receive when you choose MetaPM for the P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Course.

Expert Trainers

Learn from accredited P3O™ Training Consultants.

Course Materials

Access to the P3O™ Student Workbook is provided.


A voucher to sit the P3O™ exam is included in the course price.

Text Book & Resources

Get your own copy of the P3O™ Textbook in a digital format and P3O™ Process Chart.


Light refreshments are provided for all courses delivered at a MetaPM training location. 

Accredited Training

MetaPM is proud to be an Accredited Training Organisation of PeopleCert.

Course Curriculum


Delivered over two days, the P3O Foundation Course is a blend of course participation, audio-visual presentations, and case studies. Evening work and study are required.

Students are required to pass the Foundation exam to sit the Practitioner course.

The Practitioner is one day in duration and is designed to confirm whether students have achieved sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to design, implement, manage or work within any component office of a P3O model.

A successful candidate will have an overall understanding of the elements, roles, functions, tools and techniques deployed in a generalized P3O model.

  • Topic 1: What is P3O?
  • Topic 2: Why have a P3O?
  • Topic 3: How a P3O model adds value
  • Topic 4: Roles and responsibilities within a P3O
  • Topic 5: Sizing and tailoring of the P3O model
  • Topic 6: How to implement a P3O
  • Topic 7: How to operate a P3O – Tools and Techniques to support the P3O capability

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What are the Benefits?

Enhanced Knowledge

Gain a thorough understanding of how a P3O™ structure allows organisations to achieve strategic objectives.

Decision Making

Increase pragmatic decision-making within organisations that need strong structures to manage change.

Career Progression

Achieve an internationally recognised qualification and accelerate your career prospects.

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P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Combined (3 days)

May 6 - May 8
Online or Melbourne


P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Combined (3 days)

August 7 - August 9
Online or Melbourne




Practice Sessions

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Course Textbook

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MetaPM: Our Story

At MetaPM, we offer a range of training courses that develop skills and deliver tangible benefits.

As a seasoned training organisation, we are committed to your success, boasting over 16 years of expertise that help individuals and organisations to thrive. 

With a recommendation rate exceeding 98%, our courses, accredited by APM Group, AXELOS, PeopleCert, and PMI for over a decade, reflect our expertise.

Our team of trainers, comprising seasoned project managers, program managers, and consultants, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to your learning. 

Client Testimonials

Sarah Clements

General Manager


“I phoned MetaPM and from that very first interaction with the front desk, and then being put through to the key areas of responsibility, it was an incredibly positive experience. I would highly recommend MetaPM to anyone in a similar situation, who is going from ground zero to wanting to launch the rocket in project management - because our experience was nothing but first class.”

Shane Riley

Director of Business Operations & Delivery

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“I would highly recommend MetaPM to anyone who asks and will continue to use them myself. I find that the organisation has strong professionals who are lovely people to work with. They go above and beyond what I have contracted them to do to help me make my delivery a success. I can’t speak highly enough of them.”

Alex Simon

Capital Expenditure Manager


“I have been working on and off with MetaPM for just over 10 years. They seem to have more subject matter of expertise around portfolio, programme, and project management (and) they seem to be more flexible than the bigger consultants that you work with You won’t get another consultant who has that capacity in-house, so I highly recommend them to any company.”

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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 that 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 on-site 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 that have varied and ongoing training needs. 

A pre-paid training budget can be drawn from 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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Begin Your P3O™ Journey With MetaPM

Enhance your programme management with the P3O™ Foundation and Practitioner Course. MetaPM is ready to support your professional journey.