Good project managers are highly sought after. It is a skill that can be adapted across a broad range of industries and positions. Project managers ensure that projects are delivered to a high standard, on budget and on time.
But being an accomplished project manager doesn’t happen overnight. It takes training, experience, and continuous upskilling. This is where the value in courses in project management can be really beneficial. But how much does a project management course cost?
How much does a project management course cost?
There are many different levels and types of project management courses, and they will vary in cost. But don’t be fooled into thinking the more expensive the course means the better it will be. It’s best to do some research around course providers in Australia.
See what kinds of courses are out there, as well as study methods, payment options, and the quality of trainers and teachers. All of these things will play a big role in your decision making. You also need to ensure that the provider is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) so that the certification will be fully recognised in Australia.
To give you an idea of our prices, our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice starts at $1195.00 with full RPL achieved and our Diploma of Project Management goes up to $3995.00 with the full training option.
For more information about the prices for our courses, check out their respective course pages.
How RPL can help with costs
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all of our qualifications. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications through converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. Say you worked in a role that involved aspects of project management or you had experience doing it in a First Responder organisation, such as the Defence Force or Police Force.
Using RPL allows you to gain qualifications through providing evidence of previous knowledge and skills that are relevant to the course. This means that you don’t have to waste time doing parts of the course that you already know. This can help to reduce course costs, as you won’t need to study the full course profile.
The RPL process works by receiving a free assessment from our team, providing evidence to support your course application, the application will be assessed, once approved you can begin your course training and then eventually, your qualification!
What are the benefits in taking a project management course?
With a project management certificate under your belt, you can work in virtually any industry, anywhere in Australia, and with any project management methodology. Taking a course is beneficial for those looking to enter a new role in project management, as well as those looking to upskill or improve upon their existing skills.
Project management can teach you valuable things like planning, scheduling, budgeting, risk and contract management, as well as communication and leadership skills.
It will also teach you multiple methodologies and approaches to project management and the application of these methodologies. This is a critical skill to have as you progress through your career as a project manager.
And finally, a course will give you a nationally recognised qualification that gives you an edge when pursuing your chosen career.
Our project management courses
We offer three courses specific to project management. These are:
- Certification IV in Project Management Practice – This qualification will give you skills in autonomous working and identifying and applying project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts.
- Diploma of Project Management – This qualification will give you the ability to apply project management skills and knowledge and also manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors.
- Advanced Diploma of Program Management – This qualification will give individuals the ability to apply specialised knowledge and skills, as well as experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.
Why OPEC College?
OPEC College and our parent company OPEC Systems are at the forefront of the industry. This allows us to develop training packages that reflect the best practices and current trends in the industry. Our sharp focus on industry standards and practices gives our graduates an employment edge.
When it comes to ex-Defence personnel, they choose OPEC College because of our great understanding of the Defence environment.
Our trainers are the very best and deliver nationally recognised certification with an immersive education experience. This ensures a meaningful education experience for all of our graduates and a powerful qualification obtained afterwards.
We hope this article has answered your questions about how much does a project management course cost. If you have any questions about the courses we offer or the RPL process, get in contact with our team here.