Gain a Project Management Qualification with PRINCE2 included

 Sep 26, 2018


Project managers are known to be the people who get things done.

As a project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the projects you are working on, whether that be the build of a new website, a new product initiative or the implementation of a new IT system.

Project managers might work by themselves or be in charge of a team. Either way, their job is one of leadership and often comes with a lot of variety. So, if you’re looking to develop your career as a Project Manager, specifically in the field of Information Technology, then this is the right qualification for you.

Why Project Management at New Horizons? 

What makes New Horizons’ Diploma of Project Management different is that you can also gain your PRINCE2® Certification at the same time. PRINCE2® is a sought-after project management certification in the IT sector world-wide. Having a PRINCE2® certification and a tertiary qualification in project management will help you stand out when looking for jobs.

You’ll also be studying alongside Australian business professionals at the school. This is a great way to meet locals working in the industry.

How you'll study 

You’ll start by learning the fundamentals of project management and how it’s role fits within business. You’ll then move on to more specialised areas such as understanding project scope, building project plans, scheduling resources and activities, risk identification, budget management and reporting. You’ll be taught by instructors who have experience working in the corporate sector and are certified trainers qualified to instruct PRINCE2®.

New Horizons will provide you with a timetable each term outlining what classes are scheduled and when you’ll need to attend class. In most cases you’ll attend 2 days a week, but there may be some weeks where you need to attend for 5 days with other business professionals. In Australia you are also entitled to work up to 40 hours a fortnight outside of class time.

The Units of study you will be required to complete include:

  • BSBPMG511 – Manage Project Scope
  • BSBPMG512 – Manage Project Time
  • BSBPMG513 – Manage Project Quality
  • BSBPMG514 – Manage Project Cost
  • BSBPMG515 – Manage Project Human Resources
  • BSBPMG516 – Manage Project Information and Communication
  • BSBPMG517 – Manage Project Risk
  • BSBPMG521 – Manage Project Integration
  • BSBLDR502 – Lead and Manage Effective Workplace Relationships
  • BSBWOR501 – Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness
  • BSBWHS501 – Ensure a Safe Workplace

You can download a detailed copy of the course outline here

How do I gain the Certifications?

As you progress through your course Units, you will be completing, in parallel, the following Certifications:

PRINCE2 logo Microsoft Project logo New Horizons logo


PRINCE2® Foundation

PRINCE2® Foundation course is a 3-day block which covers the fundamental components of project management and will prepare you for sitting the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

The Exam is a 1-hour multi-choice exam. This is not a mandatory exam for your Diploma, however to receive your Certification you will need to sit the exam and pass it. Once passed you will be rewarded with the PRINCE2® Foundation CPD badge.

PRINCE2® Practitioner

PRINCE2® Practitioner is an intensive 2-day course which prepares you for sitting the PRINCE2 Practioner Exam.

The instructor will work through revision exercises and prepare you for the exam.

The Exam is a 3-hour multi-choice exam. This is not a mandatory exam for your Diploma, however to receive your Certification you will need to sit the exam and pass it. Once passed you will be rewarded with the PRINCE2® Practitioner CPD badge.

Microsoft Project 2016

This Official Microsoft 2-day course is designed to teach you the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016.

You will gain practical skills in setting up, organising, controlling, reporting and adapting real-life projects.

There is no exam, however you will be required to complete the tasks outlined in the course and complete the required assessments.

Management & Leadership Skills

Our leadership training is designed to give you the foundation skills and practical techniques necessary to assert yourself in a management position.

You will learn how to establish yourself as a Manager, how to set expectations with your staff, how to delegate, give and receive feedback and how to manage conflict. Most importantly you will learn how to lead the team towards success.

There is no exam, however you will be required to complete the tasks outlined in the course and complete the required assessments.

What will my career look like after these studies?

If you look at any job description for a project manager, you’ll find similar things: keep the project on time, organized, and on budget. You do these things by planning, controlling, and communicating. You must also motivate your team and manage your resources efficiently.

What will separate you from other project managers, is how you do each of these things – and by ensuring every activity is aligned to the business’s strategy and goal for this project.

You will learn all these skills at New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology – and have both the Qualification and Vendor Certifications to prove it.

You'll be ready to start your career looking at roles such as Project Administrator, Project Co-Ordinator, Project Costs Controller, Project Manager and more. There is so much potential.

University Pathways are also available

On completion of the Diploma of Project Management with New Horizons, you could pathway to one of our university partners in Australia.

By completing your studies in this way, you gain all the practical and theoretical skills necessary for a career in project management and set yourself up for more advanced studies. You’ll also save time and money by reducing your study period at University.

Enrolments are now open – and Special Offers are available.

If you wish to build a career in Project Management for less, Download the course outline and lock in a special 2019 enrolment discount.

BSB51415 – Diploma of Project Management is delivered nationally by New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology under CRICOS No. 03641J | RTO No. 91656.

Prefer to study website development? Click here to find out more about the ICT50115 – Diploma of Information Technology with New Horizons Australia.

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