Enrolments: 561,725

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: 552,860

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: Project Management Updated – PMBOK7

Project management has never been more important in any organisation – it’s a high demand skill. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is the premier guide for project professionals around the world.

If you’re new to project management or a current practitioner join us for an in depth guide to the recently updated PMBOK7 covering:

  • The values of project management and the twelve principles that guide behaviour
  • The performance domains of stakeholders, teams, development approach and lifecycle, and  planning
  • The performance domains of project work, delivery, measurement and uncertainty
  • The tailoring of projects, and the use of models, methods, and artifacts

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■■■■ Intermediate
More Info
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
Enrolled5,105 students

Course Schedule

Module 1: The Twelve Principles

  • Course introduction
  • The New PMBOK
  • Principles and Performance Domains
  • The Four Values for Project Managers
  • Key Terms and Concepts 
  • The Twelve Principles in detail

Module 2: Performance Domains 1

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Team Performance
  • Development Approach and Lifecycle
  • Planning

Module 3: Performance Domains 2

  • Project Work
  • Delivery
  • Measurement
  • Uncertainty

Module 4: Tailoring & Models, Methods & Artifacts

  • Tailoring – What, Why, How.
  • Models – Mapping and Commonly Used Models
  • Method Mapping
  • Artifacts – Mapping and Commonly Used Artifacts


  • Weekly short quiz multiple choice 
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information Q&A

Who will present the webinars?

For the past fifteen years, Karen Wright has worked in the public sector as a business analyst, project manager, project coach, and manager. Karen has undertaken specialist project management work and training in large organisations including Charles Sturt University, Albury City Council, Cobham Aviation and the NSW Rural Fire Service. She has an interest in guiding the development of organisational project frameworks, building project management capability and leadership skills for women.

Karen has qualifications in business analysis, teaching, coaching and postgraduate qualifications in project management and management.

Karen has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University since 2018 teaching Project Management subjects.

What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online learning with Charles Sturt University. It will give you a clear overview of the PMBOK7 guidelines and includes elements of the subjects MGI511 and MGI518.

What is included?

In addition to the weekly hour-long interactive webinars, you will be provided with suggested reading materials, an active discussion forum and a weekly activity to complete.

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 completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for the exam.

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.

Are there any pre-requisites for the course?

This course requires a basic understanding of Project Management fundamentals

If you don’t have a background in project management or want to extend your knowledge,  you could also look at similar introductory free short courses such as Agile Project Management, or PRINCE2 Primer which both introduce project management methodologies.

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

No — all essential materials will be supplied.

Will the webinars be recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.