The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) provides a comprehensive, nationally consistent framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training in Australia. In the vocational education and training sector it assists national consistency for all trainees, learners, employers and providers by enabling national recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment.

The Australian vocational education and training system is recognised as among the most sophisticated in the world because it is:

  • Industry led – employers and industry representatives define what outcome is required from training.
  • National – the system is jointly managed by state, territory and Australian governments.
  • Client focused – it is flexible and relevant and responsive to client needs

The Institute of Project Management (IPM) is accredited by the Australian government (RTO 60154) to deliver the following qualifications:

As a mark of quality, IPM has also received delegated authority from the regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Delegation of regulatory responsibility is awarded to high performing RTOs that meet the following conditions:

  • the RTO must have been registered for at least five years
  • the RTO must have been renewed by ASQA without audit, or have been renewed with no non-compliances identified at audit, and
  • there must be no outstanding regulatory concerns or regulatory actions being taken against the RTO.

In addition to our comprehensive corporate Masterclass series, we also offer the eligible candidates admission to our Australian government accredited certification awards:

Our teaching approach is designed to encourage and support the development of critical thinking and reasoning, analytical ability, emotional and professional maturity in dealing with team members, and selecting appropriate project management strategies. Instructional techniques include facilitated discussions, group discussions, analysis of case studies, and the interactive use of multimedia resources.

Other features of IPM’s teaching and learning approach include:

Because every learning experience is unique, at IPM we customise our offerings to uniquely match your circumstances in this regard. We take into account your current employment and experience, as well as a range of personal considerations, such as your general interests, ambitions, availability, motivation and financial situation.

For example, if you have already worked in the area you want to study, either paid or as a volunteer, the skills you’ve developed are probably very valuable. You may have done other studies that include similar subjects, here or overseas. Even some of your hobbies and interests might include relevant skills.

To be recognised, you need to prove you are already competent in that study area. If you have just left school, don’t do part-time work or have many interests, you may not be a candidate for skills recognition. If you are an older person with a wide range of successful work and study experiences, you are probably a very strong candidate.

If your skills can be “recognised” (ie mapped to unit and course criteria), you may be able to shorten the length of time for your studies. In some cases, you may get 100 per cent recognition of your qualification, meaning you would not have to study at all.

Visit here for more information on our recognition of prior learning (RPL) policy.

Each unit or module in your Qualification is continually assessed by short activities as you progress through the course. Your mentor will give you detailed feedback on each item. If he or she feels that you are not yet competent in an area, then you will be advised on how you can improve your work for reassessment. There is no limit to the number of times you may reattempt an assessment task – we will stick with you until you get it right!

We also encourage you to look for answers beyond the scope of the learning material, either from within your own experience, your workplace, or on the web. This will make for a richer learning experience and a more fulfilling progression through the course.

All students are encouraged to discuss and customise the assessment requirements of each unit with their mentor before they commence.

Assessment methods we employ can include any mix of:

  • Written assignment
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Short answer questions
    • Case studies
    • Research / workplace project
  • Workplace assessment
    • Observation
    • Work samples
    • Role-play
    • Simulation
  • Interview
    • Questions
    • Scenarios
    • (Third party) testimonials

Successful completion of the assessment tasks will demonstrate to us (and your present and future employers) that you have the ability to apply the theory you have learnt to practical workplace scenarios. Note that although assessment tasks are made easier if you are employed in a workplace, those without this opportunity may complete the course as long as they have sufficient access to a workplace environment to facilitate learning and demonstrate competence.

The mentors at IPM are people who have significant practical experience, are accredited as an adult educator, and enjoy esteemed membership in relevant professional associations. All email enquiries are responded to within one business day, and the turnaround for assessment feedback is usually within five days.

Many Institute of Project Management courses do not make you wait until a fixed date, such as the start of a semester, before allowing you to commence your course. Study can begin as soon as your enrolment is processed, usually within 24 hours!

At any time throughout your Qualification you may also request a Statement of Attainment, which is formal recognition of the units that you have completed. Each AQF unit that you complete is fully recognised and transferable for credit within the Australian Vocational Education system.

Our Diploma program may also fast-track your entry into a higher level related or University level Qualification – contact us for more information.

As our Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications are delivered and assessed in English, students who reside in a country where English is not the primary language, and others for whom English is a second language, are expected to have English language competence as a pre-requisite to enrolment.

You can demonstrate this by providing evidence that you have completed an English language proficiency exam to the Australian government’s skilled migration standard for Vocational English.

As a rule, students with English language, literacy and/or numeracy special needs should contact us prior to enrolment to confirm their suitability for the program of study.