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Project Manager

Manage a team responsible for the delivery of a project.

What's it like to be a Project Manager?

A Project Manager leads project planning and manages the team responsible for the project’s delivery. Project Managers coordinate all the many moving parts that make a project successful, from ideation through to completion.

Project Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Hiring and managing the project team.
  • Managing project progress and delegating tasks as required.
  • Leading project planning meetings.
  • Taking responsibility for project milestone delivery.
  • Signing off on contracts.
  • Supervising project documentation.
  • Coordinating tender response process.
  • Documenting, managing and reporting risks.
  • Preparing and delivering reports to senior leaders.
  • Optimising processes and team productivity.
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How to become a Project Manager


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To become a Project Manager in Australia, you typically need a tertiary qualification in project management or a related field. Industry certifications are often valued by employers.

  1. Complete a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB40920). This certificate will prepare you to work as a part of a project team.
  2. Consider advancing your skills with a higher qualification, such as a Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820), Bachelor of Business (Management) or Master of Project Management.
  3. Consider completing an industry-recognised certification, such as the Project Management Professional certification. Certifications show employers your skills are broad and up to date.
  4. Register for national accreditation with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Like certifications, accreditation demonstrates your readiness for project management roles.

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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

This certificate prepares you with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a member of a project team.
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PMP - Project Management Professional

This course will allow you to develop your existing knowledge of project management and open up career opportunities.

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Bachelor of Business (Management)

This qualification aims to develop your management skills while also providing you with a business background.

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Latest Project Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 71 Project Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Technology Project Management can be challenging but very rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Digital
The good things
It is exciting to see a project through from start to end. It is rewarding when you deliver business improvement and the stakeholders really appreciate your effort. It is also rewarding to guide othe...
The challenges
Often you will have challenges with people you work with. You must show resilience and rise above the people that resist change or are threatened by your hard work. The challenges in delivering techno...
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May 2021
Project management is not a job but an responsibility you agree to own on behalf of the team.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Information Technology
The good things
Ownership, team management, decision making, first hand information
The challenges
Scope creep, difficult stakeholders, time bound, unnecessary meetings and approval
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