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.
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.
What can I earn as a Project Manager?
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How to become a Project Manager
- Consider completing a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515). This certificate will prepare you to work as a part of a project team.
- If you’d like to gain further skills and pursue a higher qualification, consider completing a Diploma of Project Management, a Bachelor of Business (Management) or Graduate Certificate of Project Management. Duration and entry requirements can vary depending on the provider.
- Complete a certification, such as the Project Management Professional certification.
- Register for national accreditation at the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). The AIPM require different criteria depending on the level you wish to register for.
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