Project Management Fundamentals Course (1 day) Face to Face

$625.00 + GST

1 Day - Weekday


Face to Face

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Our Project Management Fundamentals course is designed for individuals who want to learn the principles of project management and how to apply them.

It provides an overview of the project lifecycle, planning, scheduling, stakeholder management, risk management, issue management, project implementation and the challenges around that.

Ideally suited for those who don’t have any formal project management training, who manage small projects as a part of their role, or who wish to learn more about how projects work.

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This course is not accredited however students will receive a completion certificate at the end of the course.

face to face delivery

Face to Face Delivery

This course will be delivered at our training centre in Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria. Virtual options are also available on select course dates.

Course Outcomes

This project management course provides a high-level overview of project management and its benefits. It allows participants to apply some basic project management tools, techniques, and processes.

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to identify, assess and manage key stakeholders of a project
  • Understand what constitutes a project
  • Apply appropriate scaling/tier assessment to the project
  • Identify and assess project benefits
  • Develop a benefits management plan and know when and how to track benefits
  • Understand the key components of a Project Idea Definition (PID)
  • Be able to develop a PID
  • Understand the fundamentals that a project schedule contains
  • Develop a work breakdown structure and network diagram
  • Be able to identify, assess and plan for known risks. Be able to prepare a risk management plan
  • Be familiar with key project management tools such as the Risk and Issues Register
  • Be familiar with the key activities associated with the implementation phase of a project
  • Be able to develop a status report for their project and be familiar with a stage gate checklist
  • Know the key activities associated with bringing a project to a close
  • Be able to evaluate project objectives at project closure
  • Be familiar with a project closure report
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“I really enjoyed the fundamentals training, I found it very engaging and covered a lot of practical and useful content. I thought Lisa was a wonderful facilitator who explained things in  a way that was really easy to understand and answered all the questions I had. Overall, I thought it was a fantastic course."

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Understand PM Concepts

This course is designed for participants who want to understand and apply the basic concepts of Project Management. It is useful for individuals moving into Project management support or team roles.


Flexibility to work with both ever-evolving solutions and those that are clearly defined in detail

Looking to the Future

A great course for an individual starting their Project Management Career

Seemless Transition

A broad understanding of all of the key Agile concepts and how these blend seamlessly into the PRINCE2® methodology

Seemless Transition

A broad understanding of all of the key Agile concepts and how these blend seamlessly into the PRINCE2® methodology

Seemless Transition

A broad understanding of all of the key Agile concepts and how these blend seamlessly into the PRINCE2® methodology

Recommended For

This course is recommended for a variety of roles including:

  1. Project Coordinators

  2. Project Support staff

  3. Project Management Office Staff

  4. Project Schedulers

  5. Change Managers

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

Course Content

This course gives students a solid, fundamental knowledge of Project Management.

  • Topic 1 : Introduction
  • Topic 2 :Project Life-cycle
  • Topic 3 : Planning your project
  • Topic 4 : Developing a simple schedule
  • Topic 5 : Resourcing my project
  • Topic 6 : What could go wrong?
  • Topic 7 : Tools for successful execution
  • Topic 8 : Wrapping up and evaluating your project

What’s Included

Professional Trainers

Delivered by one of MetaPM's Qualified Project Management Trainers

Course Notes

MetaPM's Project Management Fundamentals Course materials provided electronically

Real-Life Scenarios

Practical exercises that will help you develop your understanding in an industry-specific context


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

Project Management Fundamentals (1 day)

Face to Face

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.

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