Course Title: Training Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Training Project Management

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Ian Robertson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2613

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Blg 37 Level 2 Rm 23

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In recent years there have been significant changes in the ways in which training providers deliver their services. One change has been the move to customised training projects to meet the needs of specific enterprises and client groups. Training project managers need to be aware of the dynamic nature of projects and the implementation challenges. This subject provides an overview of training project management and examines the implementation strategies that support quality project outcomes. These include detailed analysis and planning, effective team leadership, efficient financial and administrative practices and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successfully completing this course, students will be expected to be able to:

• apply the concept of education and training as products
• define a project and a project manager’s role
• analyse the role of projects in contributing to organisational change
• establish a personal support strategy and network
• apply effective client management skills
• apply team management skills
• apply conflict resolution strategies
• establish and apply a range of project management tools
• apply financial management strategies to a project
• manage the quality of a project
• undertake a critical analysis of, and link contemporary issues in project management with practice

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will be provided with a print based learning resource to support self-paced learning. It is expected that students will focus their learning around an education/training project that they are conducting OR around a hypothetical project.

The teacher guided sessions will consist of
• interactive, participatory activities followed by reflection and discussion
• group discussion focussed around projects being managed
• analysis and discussions of case studies, written articles and project reports
• sharing of experience of online research activities resulting in a collection of support resources and websites
• guest presentation by an experienced training project manager

Students will be expected to
• read and review relevant articles, conduct web based research
• undertake project management activities for a current or hypothetical project
• develop project management support resources
• contribute to face-to-face and online sessions
• provide feedback to others.

Overview of Learning Resources

There are no compulsory texts for this course. Some readings will be provided in print and electronic format. Participants will also be required to access resources from libraries and the Internet. A suggested reading list is provided.

Kerzner, Harold (2000). Applied project management : best practices on Implementation. New York: Wiley.

Russell, Lou (2000). Project management for trainers :stop "winging it" and get control of your training projects. Alexandria, VA: ASTD.

Overview of Assessment

Participants are required to complete assessment tasks equivalent to a total of 4,500 words. Including

1. Preparation of a Project Proposal
2. Review of a Project Proposal Review
3. Issues paper or
4. Portfolio