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.

Masterclass: Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification

Prepare for the world’s most popular Project Management industry certification – the Project Management Professional (PMP®)  – with ex PMI Sydney Chapter Professional Development Director Peter O’Driscoll. 

Please note that this short course ran over 5 weeks in July and August 2015. 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
Enrolled2,965 students

Enter your details below to access archived course materials, including Lectures, Labs, Study Materials and the Final Exam.

Course Schedule

Week 1:

  • Introduction
  • Integration
  • Stakeholder Management

Week 2:


  • Scope
  • Time

Week 3:


  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Human Resources

Week 4:

  • Communications
  • Risk
  • Procurement
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct

Week 5:

Exam Week

  • Final Exam

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.

Question 2: Who presented the webinars?

The Webinars were presented by one of our industry based project management lecturers – Peter O’Driscoll. Peter’s industry certifications include PMP® & the PMI Agile Certified Professional (ACP®) certifications. He has previously been employed as a contract and vendor employed project manager, managing business system implementations, process re-engineering, infrastructure implementations and software development projects for 15 years, applying change management skills to deliver successful outcomes.. Peter has served on the Board of the Sydney Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) for almost 7 years and stepped down as Vice President in 2013. He is a volunteer presenter for the PMI Sydney Certification Preparation classes and in return for his services on behalf of PMI, was awarded the Australian Chapters’ 2014 Distinguished Contributor Award.  Peter continues to be very active in PMI at the Chapter level, and, at a global level he is currently a member of PMI’s Ethics Review Committee. 

Question 4: 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 5: Do the short courses 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.

Question 6: Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

We highly recommend that students obtain a copy of the  PMBOK® Guide (Fifth Edition) as this text is a foundational text for PMP and CAPM students. Please note that PMI members get free access to this text. You can find out more about membership here. Peter also curated a list of supporting texts, which are available on the learning portal.

Question 7: How popular is the PMI PMP® certification?

There are currently 658,523 active PMP certified individuals and 274 chartered chapters across 204 countries and territories worldwide. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Management_Professional )

Question 8: What if I do not have the experience and/or education that PMI requires before you can sit the PMP® certification exam?

This short course also prepared for PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification which is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM certification is intended to demonstrate candidates’ understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.