Fundamentals of Project Management

Understand the four phases of project management and learn how to scope, plan and close out any project successfully.

  • Industry relevant

  • Fully online
  • Self-paced learning



What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: The Environment of Project Management

  • Unit 2: The Project Life-Cycle

  • Unit 3: The Feasibility Phase

  • Unit 4: Project Selection Models

  • Unit 5: The Planning Phase: Work Breakdown Structure

  • Unit 6: The Planning Phase: Project Scheduling

  • Unit 7: The Planning Phase: Planning Project Resource Requirements

  • Unit 8: The Planning Phase: Cost Estimating, Budgeting, and Cash Flow Planning

  • Unit 9: The Planning Phase: Project Communication Management

  • Unit 10: The Execution Phase: Implementing Scope, Quality, and Risk Management

  • Unit 11: The Execution Phase: Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting

  • Unit 12: The Close-out Phase


In a dynamic and often complex world of work, it’s important to know what it takes to lead successful projects. And this course was designed with that goal in mind.

Each of the four project management phases is covered in detail. You will explore each project phase and the tasks that should be focused on to ensure the successful planning and execution of any project. While the subject matter is comprehensive a guided approach has been applied to the learning content so you will be able to master the subject matter with ease, and confidence.

Course summary

  • Duration: 6 months

  • Mode: Fully Online

  • Pace: Recommended 8h/week

  • Assessments: Graded
  • Study Plan: Included

  • Course Type: Self-paced

The self-paced course mode means you choose when to start and how much time you have available to learn. We provide you with a structured learning path that sets out the recommended pace of learning and is aligned with the content release schedule on our virtual campus. Your course units are released on a study schedule over the course term. Responsive academic support is provided by qualified lecturers via email. The course consists of various units and all the formative assessments are completed online at different intervals. Your final online summative assessment is at the end of the course and is the final step before you are eligible for certification.

This course has been carefully crafted to cater to individuals who are tasked with managing projects. It is a comprehensive course that aims to equip employees with the necessary tools, skills, and understanding to become effective project managers.

The principles of effective project management are widely applicable across various industries, and this course is designed to cater to individuals in different fields. Whether you work in IT, finance, development, public management, or any other industry that requires effective project management.

It covers the essential steps involved in project management, from planning and execution to monitoring and controlling, to help you deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the desired level of quality. Whether you are looking to improve your project management skills for personal or professional reasons, this course offers a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that is designed to help you achieve your goals.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the environment of project management;
  2. Explain the project lifecycle and the importance thereof in project management;
  3. Recognise the importance of a feasibility study, the selection models, the development of a business case, and the preparation of a project scope;
  4. Plan the project deliverables with the use of the Work Breakdown Structure;
  5. Prepare a project schedule;
  6. Identify and plan project resource requirements;
  7. Apply knowledge to cost estimating, budgeting, and cash flow planning to a project;
  8. Explain the project communication plan and how to communicate with project team members and other stakeholders;
  9. Implement scope, quality, and risk management plans;
  10. Apply project knowledge to monitor, control, and report on the project; and
  11. Complete the project close-out activities.

Across a wide variety of industries, this course will assist students who are interested in a career as a:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Sponsor
  • Project Manager
  • Events Planner
  • Events Manager


Pay as little as R499* / monthly

Chose to pay for your course in fixed interest-free instalments or upfront in a once-off payment. Safe and secure flexibility tailored to suit any pocket.

This course includes:

  • Interactive content and on-demand video

  • Downloadable resources

  • Digital Certificate


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Course requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • An active email account with a valid email address (that belongs to you)


  • Minimum Grade 10
  • Basic digital literacy
  • Ability to read and write in English

To register for your course you need to complete the online registration process successfully and pay using one of our payment methods.

Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose. A minimum amount must be paid upfront if a payment plan is chosen. A payment plan allows you to pay the course fee, over a fixed term, in interest-free instalments.

Your registration and course access is only complete once payment is received either in full or the minimum amount outlined in your payment plan.

Your course access is only available if your account is up to date with your payments or if you have paid the full course fees. If you need to reactivate your course, just make payment using our various payment options or call us for support.

Computer literacy: 

  • Good understanding of web navigation
  • Understanding of email usage
  • An active email account (that belongs to you)


  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone

Connectivity & recommended data:

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • At least 1GB of data per month

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Your course will be activated on our Virtual Online Campus once your first payment is successfully received. You will also receive an activation email with your login details and next steps.

Celebrate your achievement with a personalised certificate

Validate the skills and knowledge you have gained with a personalised digital certificate. Grow your skills and get recognised. To get certified all you need to do is:

  • Meet the assessment requirements outlined in the course

  • Settle your course fees

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