Enrolments: 239,969

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: 232,831

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 – Scrum Master Primer

The course provided an introduction to Scrum Master Certification, for individuals seeking to become Scrum Masters or understand the role when they are part of a delivery team.

Over the three week period, a variety of Agile and Scrum concepts was discussed and it cleared up a number of common misunderstandings surrounding this role. Topics included Scrum philosophy including various roles in the Scrum team, meetings and artefacts.

At the conclusion of the course, students had a clear understanding of a number Scrum principals in preparation for completing the International Scrum Master Certification.  

Please note that this short course ran in March/April 2017. 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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Entry-level short course, suitable for those with no or little prior knowledge. May provide foundation knowledge for higher, Masters-level short courses, or for CSU Masters subjects
Duration3 Weeks
Enrolled4,310 students

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Course Schedule

(Recordings of the webinars will be available if you are unable to make the live event)

Week 1:

Introduction to Scrum Master

  • What is SCRUM?
  • Overview of SCRUM Framework
  • Scrum Master role and responsibilities

Week 2:

Scrum Framework and Ceremonies

  • SCRUM Values
  • SCRUM Core Practices
  • SCRUM Artefacts
  • SCRUM Ceremonies

Week 3:

Scrum Master Role in Backlogs and Planning

  • Scrum Product Backlog
  • Release Planning
  • Adaptive Planning

Week 4: 

Exam Week


Course Information Q&A

Question 1: What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online education with Charles Sturt University.

Although we do not have a subject based on this topic, useful career and soft skills are built in to our courses, to ensure our graduates have the greatest potential to succeed in the industry.

Question 2: Who will present the webinars?

The weekly classes were presented by Sarah Ireton.

Sarah Ireton, Senior Trainer at Planit, has been a trainer for over two decades, specialising in software testing for the last eighteen. In addition to the delivery of training Sarah has undertaken both consulting and test management roles at a number of Australian organisations across diverse industries and holds a number of testing certifications including ISTQB Advanced Test Manager, iSQI Certified Agile Tester/Trainer and Scrum Trainer Accredited Certification from the International Scrum Institute. She is also an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society.

Planit enables clients to accelerate the delivery of quality software through our comprehensive offering of testing services, digital solutions and best practice training. With a proven local track record spanning over 20 years, we can provide advice, capability, tools or training across Functional Testing, Performance, Automation, Accessibility, Security, Virtualisation, Agile and DevOps.

Question 3: How will the course be assessed?

We have a multiple choice exam after the 3 week content.

Question 4: Do I get a certificate?

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 5: 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.