Enrolments: 238,595

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 231,457

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Program Management Professional

This short course covered sections of our subject MGI518 Program Management which is an elective subject in the Master of Project Management and Master of Management (IT) degrees at Charles Sturt University. The MGI518 Program Management subject is based on the Project Management Institute’s current Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification and this short course was aimed at helping you prepare for this certification. 

Please note that this short course ran in June-July 2014. The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

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High-level short course where prior knowledge is likely required to get the most out of the course. Content may be at Masters level or cover part of a postgraduate subject
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled6,109 students

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Course Schedule


Week 1:

Integrating Projects into Programs

  • Project Interrelationships
  • Strategic Coordination
  • Program Management Office

Week 2:

Time, Cost, Quality and Resources Management

  • Time and Other Resources
  • Cost and Budget
  • Quality and Outputs

Week 3:

Program/Portfolio Integration

  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Hierachy and Alignment
  • Program/Portfolio Comparisons

Week 4:


  • Corporate Governance
  • Program Governance
  • Portfolio Governance

Week 5:

Exam Week

  • Online test. A free, open-book test.

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: Who is the target audience for this course?

The course was aimed at Project Managers and anyone who is interested in Program Management.

Question 2: Who presented the Webinars?

The Webinars were presented by: Brenton Burchmore: Brenton is our senior industry based Project Management Lecturer. He was initially contracted to develop the industry subjects in our Graduate Certificate in Professional Sales but has now branched out to running Project Management subjects. During 2000 – 2007 Brenton employed and trained a team of project managers for an IT company in Sydney implementing national VPN solutions. He also oversaw the replacement of the business workflow, provisioning and project management software whilst re-engineering all the project-related processes and replacing all policy procedures relating to this. Since then he has provided ad-hoc project management training to national companies like HiFert and ANZ Bank, whilst also managing a number of large scale and long term projects. Philip Hosking (guest lecturer): Philip has over years’ experience in Principal Management Consulting and Program Director roles including establishing and managing enterprise/portfolio program offices. He has delivered multimillion-dollar, full life cycle programs from both a Business and IT perspective and we were delighted when he agreed to join us as an industry based Lecturer in Project Management in 2013. Philip’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Engineering (Systems), Bachelor of Engineering (Aero), and a Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training.

Question 3: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.

Question 4: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.