WHAT IS A PROJECT MANAGER?

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Deakin University

The Bachelor of Business equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in business and management.

UniSA Online

This online Bachelor of Business (Management) degree equips students with the skills to lead and manage people, teams and organisations in the global business environment.

Deakin University

The Bachelor of Cyber Security provides students with the technical skills and knowledge needed for careers in professional cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism.

Builders Academy Australia

The Building Leadership Program (CPC40110/CPC50210) prepares you to plan, coordinate and complete residential, industrial and commercial building projects, and also provides a direct pathway to university study.

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Building Leadership Program

The Building Leadership Program (CPC40110/CPC50210) prepares you to plan, coordinate and complete residential, industrial and commercial building projects, and also provides a direct pathway to university study.
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College Australia

Start a new career in the exciting and varied business world by studying this Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) course. 

Builders Academy Australia

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) is an essential course for anyone who's ready to pursue a management role in the construction industry.

CPC50210

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) is an essential course for anyone who's ready to pursue a management role in the construction industry.
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MCI Institute

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) is a comprehensive online course designed to prepare students for careers in project management across a wide variety of industries.

Monarch Institute

Equip yourself with project management skills that can serve you well in almost any industry with this online Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) from Monarch Institute.

College for Adult Learning

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) is the industry standard qualification for project managers, covering the most popular project management methodologies.

Australian Institute of Management Education & Training

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to plan, lead and successfully deliver an organisation's projects.

College for Adult Learning

The Double Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) + Leadership & Management (BSB51915) is a comprehensive course that equips students with the skills needed to manage projects and lead teams to success.

BSB51415 & BSB51915

Double Diploma of Project Management + Leadership & Management

The Double Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) + Leadership & Management (BSB51915) is a comprehensive course that equips students with the skills needed to manage projects and lead teams to success.
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Deakin University

Start a new career keeping us safe from online threats with this practical, relevant Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security course from Deakin University.

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What is a Project Manager?

Employed in many different types of business, Project Managers are tasked with guiding a defined project from inception to completion. Depending on the industry these projects might include researching and developing new products, creating software, establishing a website or the design and/or construction of a building.

The Project Manager holds full responsibility for the success or failure of a project, although they are rarely directly involved in the specific jobs required to complete it. Overseeing a team of staff and contractors, the Project Manager’s focus is on planning and execution.

They must be able to create and communicate clear and attainable goals and processes, manage people and resources, monitor and report on the project’s progress, and maintain budgets and deadlines.

What do Project Managers do?

  • Creating and communicating work outlines, timelines and resource plans.
  • Managing and motivating project teams and contractors.
  • Monitoring and controlling time management
  • Developing and working to budgets.
  • Assessing risks and implementing contingency plans.
  • Maintaining quality control and customer satisfaction.
  • Generating reports and necessary documentation.

Career snapshot for Project Manager

  • The average age of working Project Managers is 45.
  • 82.20% of Project Managers are male.
  • 94.80% of Project Managers work full-time and on average they work around 43.1 hours per week.
  • With A Bachelor Degree or higher, Project Managers get paid $1,634 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are below average.
  • In 2015 records showed 55,500 employed Project Managers.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be stable with employment numbers around 56,600 by 2020.
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