Virtual CPO – Dept Education (Tas)

Why should I take this course?

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

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 Institute of Project Management’s virtual Certified Project Officer (CPO) is a dynamic, real-time, digital learning environment for strictly capped cohorts of up to 15 candidates.

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.

Over 12 x 2-hour online sessions, dedicated project teams progress through a range of practical activities in the delivery of a fully simulated project.

That’s just a webinar, isn’t it?

The virtual classroom is a genuine, peer-to-peer facilitated learning experience that goes beyond the traditional text-book, video or PowerPoint pedagogy.

Unlike most webinars today, classroom sessions are 100% live with no pre-recorded content.

You cannot just ‘press play’ and listen to a lecture – the level of interaction demanded through discussion, breakout participation and collaborative portfolio building means that your classmates are depending on you to stay actively engaged and contributing throughout.

For that reason, we do not record sessions for students to review or catch-up on later. If for any reason a class is missed, you are expected to complete the equivalent unit in OPEN to get back on track.

What are the tech requirements?

Because we use ZOOM to collaborate, virtual classes can be accessed via any desktop computer or iOS / Android tablet or phone.

You join via your OPEN account for high quality streaming, including the option to share your webcam while you chat to create a panel-like feel.

Our breakout feature also makes it easy for you to actively participate, work together and exchange ideas with your peers, and you can virtually raise your hand at any time to get the facilitators’ attention and ask questions.

Where will it take me?

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

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

Your facilitator

Like all our Certified Project Trainers, Paul Muller, CPD is:

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

Importantly, he is not professional lecturer who has only learned project management from text-books and classrooms.

Scott superimposes a wealth of project skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives that brings project management to life for learners.

In doing so, he looks beyond the curriculum to add value to students and their employers.


  • Project frameworks
    Tuesday, May 5 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Project stakeholders
    Thursday, May 7 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Choosing the right project
    Tuesday, May 12 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Project communication
    Thursday, May 14 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Requirements analysis
    Tuesday, May 19 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Procurement
    Thursday, May 21 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Managing project risk
    Tuesday, May 26 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Agile project management
    Thursday, May 28 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Managing project teams
    Tuesday, June 2 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Leading successful projects
    Thursday, June 4 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Managing project change
    Tuesday, June 9 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Closing projects
    Thursday, June 11 at 1:30pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart


May 05, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020


AU Eastern Time
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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