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Project Management Distance Learning

Project Management Courses will give you the freedom and flexibility to work anywhere, face complex project challenges with confidence, prepare you to deal with common challenges and find creative solutions – all within recognized and accepted processes.

Course are suitable for anyone wishing to advance their project management skills. Project management is a highly marketable skill in our growing economy – we need more skilled and competent project managers.

We offer two Project Management courses. Click on the links below for complete information on the modules and duration.

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The project management courses are distance learning with support if you get stuck and need some help. The price of the Project Management Basic Course is R 2550,00 and the Project Management Intermediate is R 5980,00.

A Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the project’s objects and aims.

Moreover, it his or her job to make sure that project goals and objectives are achieved on time, within budget and with the required quality.

Project Managers generally have the following duties and tasks:

The drawing up of a detailed project plan

Assembling a competent project team and obtaining resources that will be needed

Motivating project team members

Managing risk in relation to the project

Delegating tasks efficiently, and following up on progress

Communicating with all relevant stakeholders and providing regular progress reports

Negotiating and contracting with external suppliers and service providers

Evaluating the project once it has been completed

Qualifying learners working on a project will have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function more effectively in a professional manner, add value to their job and enhance their ability to follow and implement policies and procedures.

On achieving the competencies included in this qualification, the learners may advance their careers in Project Management, Project Support Services or General Management within an organisation, across all sectors.

It is against this background that the programme has been clustered into the five modules.

Project Management Distance Learning

Project Management Distance Learning

Project Management Distance Learning allows you to study your course in your own time. On a macro level organisations are motivated to implement project management techniques to ensure that their undertakings (small or major) are delivered on time, within the cost budget and to the stipulated quality.

On a micro level, project management combined with an appropriate information management system has the objectives of:

(a) reducing project overhead costs;

(b) customising the project workplace to fit the operational style of the project teams and respective team members;

(c) proactively informing the executive management strata of the strategic projects on a real-time basis;

(d) ensuring that project team members share accurate, meaningful and timely project documents; and

(e) ensuring that critical task deadlines are met. Whilst the motivation and objectives to apply project management in organisations is commendable, they do not assure project success.

Why Study Project Management

There is no doubt that organisations today face more aggressive competition than in the past and the business environment they operate in is a highly turbulent one. This scenario has increased the need for organisational accountability for the private and public sectors, leading to a greater focus and demand for operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Effectiveness and efficiency may be facilitated through the introduction of best practices that are able to optimise the management of organisational resources. It has been shown that operations and projects are dissimilar with each requiring different management techniques. Hence, in a project environment, project management can:

(a) support the achievement of project and organisational goals; and

(b) provide a greater assurance to stakeholders that resources are being managed effectively.

Many organizations today have a renewed interest in project management and its many benefits. Project management is used on all levels of the organization and is now seen as a valuable profession. Organizations have realized that project success relies on the knowledge, processes, skills, tools, and techniques that skilled project managers can bring to the project.

Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the governing body that issues project internationally recognized management certifications.

There are six different types of certifications that can be obtained after completing the required coursework, field experience, and passing the exam. These include the following:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

The successful completion of the PMP® examination will show employers that you are an internationally recognized project manager.

A project is a unique undertaking so the approach to managing projects must be different compared to normal operations. Projects are a temporary endeavors and have a clearly defined start and end date.

What is Project Management

So what is project management? The simple definition is the management of projects. However, project management is much more than a simple definition. A more useful definition in understanding project management is the application of knowledge, tools, skill, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements.

As defined by the PMBOK Guide, there are five distinct processes that projects go through.

These include the following:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing


During the Initiating Process, the need of the project is clearly defined. This is an important first step as the scope, budget, and timeframe will all be based on the need and expected outcome(s) of the project.