ARC 5-Day Workshop – Launceston

Why should I take this course?

Project management is a powerful tool for addressing the complex needs of today’s organizations.

Unlike narrowly focused fields – such as HR, marketing, finance or IT – project management brings together an array of skill sets spanning creative and critical thinking, leadership, risk, change and stakeholder management.

Simply put, project management provides a structured yet flexible framework for tackling a diverse range of initiatives faster, better and in a cost efficient manner.

That is why project management is the most in-demand occupation in the world today.

What will I learn?

The Advanced Recognition and Certification (ARC) workshop is a wholly interactive experience in which participants initiate, plan, deliver and close an actual project.

Over five (5) collaborative days our expert facilitators leverage your latent project experience, connecting a common frame of reference, common purpose and common sense approach to the cohesive delivery and oversight of professional and personal projects.

Where will it take me?

Candidates who successfully complete the ARC workshop are admitted to the Institute of Project Management as Certified Project Officers (CPO).

Upon completing the subsequent requirements, candidates may also be assessed at a higher level Certification (CPP / CPM / CPD) within 6 months of completing the workshop at no extra cost.

The ARC workshop is also a prerequisite for candidates considering the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management.

Who will be teaching me?

Paul Muller, CPD – see if you can find their smiling faces somewhere on this page!

Like all our Certified Project Trainers, Paul is:

  • a proven industry expert with over 10 years’ practical experience leading complex projects, programs and portfolios of work
  • an inspiring communicator, creative and critical thinker, and
  • a trained educator, facilitator and mentor.

Importantly, he is not a professional lecturer who only learned project management from text-books – he superimposes on the content a wealth of project skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives that brings project management to life.

I’m kinda sick of PowerPoint…

Good – so is Paul!

We get that adults have distinctly different motivations to learn, so we ensure our content is relevant, learners are engaged, learning processes are active and delivery is centred around you.

This means that we include a mix of role playing, scenarios, case study discussion, inquiry-based dialogue, small group work and problem-based learning exercises that go beyond PowerPoint and directive text.

What should I bring?

A laptop – once enrolled, you will be able to download the digital resources that support each day’s learning; alternately, you can download and print the paper versions if you are more comfortable working with the old-school tools of the trade.

If you’d like to bring a keep-cup and/or refillable bottle, we provide all-day tea, coffee and water; and if you don’t want to bring your own lunch, there are plenty of nearby food options.


Day 1 - Project Initiation

0845 - 0900
0900 - 1100
Project frameworks
1130 - 1330
Project stakeholders
1415 - 1615
Choosing the right project

Day 2 - Project planning

0900 - 1100
Work breakdown structure (WBS) and budget
1130 - 1330
Project scheduling and risk identification
1415 - 1615
Project risk management

Day 3 - Candidate project

0900 - 1100
Project communications
1130 - 1330
Agile project management
1415 - 1615
Group projects

Day 4 - Project delivery

0900 - 1100
1130 - 1330
Managing project change
1415 - 1615
Group projects

Day 5 - Project close

0900 - 1100
Managing project teams
1130 - 1330
Leading successful projects
1415 - 1615
Closing projects


Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 04, 2019


8:45 am - 4:30 pm


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