Enrolments: 484,565

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 475,700

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a taster of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: PRINCE2 Primer

This free short course will introduce you to the key characteristics of the PRINCE2 project management method and highlight what makes this method different. It covers the most important principles and themes of PRINCE2 whilst showing where it fits among other project management frameworks, methods and concepts.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for those who are:

  • new to project management in general;
  • not familiar with PRINCE2 project management;
  • looking to sit the PRINCE2 Foundation exam;
  • interested in finding out how PRINCE2 fits among other project management systems; or
  • seeking to more effectively engage with a PRINCE2 project.

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■■■■ Intermediate
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Moderate-level short course where some prior knowledge or concepts may be assumed. Content may be aimed at late-undergraduate or early-Masters students
Duration4 Weeks
Enrolled7,762 students

Course Schedule

Module 1:

Introduction to PRINCE2 Principles

  • Introduction to PRINCE2 and projects in general
  • What makes a project a PRINCE2 project
  • PRINCE2 in the context of project management in general

Module 2:

Themes and Tailoring

  • The PRINCE2 thematic approach
  • What makes PRINCE2 themes distinct
  • Tailoring within PRINCE2 according to individual project environments

Module 3:

PRINCE2 and the Business

  • PRINCE2 and focusing on outcomes
  • The importance of the business case
  • Management of the business case
  • Roles and structure of organisations utilising PRINCE2

Module 4:

PRINCE2 Processes

  • Processes to achieve results: from starting a project to delivering outcomes
  • Practical details of how PRINCE2 is used in the wild



  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 Hour
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information Q&A

Who presents the webinars?

The course webinars are all presented by our senior industry-based lecturer and course designer for business subjects, Brenton Burchmore.

During his 20 years in corporate management, Brenton has overhauled and implemented systems, processes, procedures and software utilising an array of project management techniques and methods. He now brings this practical experience to our free online PRINCE2 Primer short course.

Will this short course fully prepare me for PRINCE2 exams?

No, however this short course is useful preparation, at least, for those looking to sit the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, or for those considering a more comprehensive study of PRINCE2 in the future. The course is designed develop an understanding of what PRINCE2 is and where it fits to help you decide if and how you wish to pursue it further.

Why a PRINCE2 short course?

PRINCE2 project management certifications are among the world’s most in demand. These figures are slightly dated, but show that more than 1 million PRINCE2 examinations have been sat. Moreover, it is particularly relevant in Australia. From 2009-2012 the number of PRINCE2 exams sat in Australia increased by 170%.

Is there a final exam?

Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and participation marks.

Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.

Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No — all essential materials will be supplied.

Are the sessions be recorded?

Yes — the sessions are recorded and you will be able to access them by registering for the course.