Enrolments: 532,438

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: 523,573

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 – Scrum Master Primer

The course provides an introduction to Scrum Master Certification for folk seeking to become scrum masters or to understand the role when they are part of a delivery team.

A variety of Agile and Scrum concepts will be discussed and the short course will clear up a number of common misunderstandings surrounding the scrum master role. Topics include: scrum philosophy, including various roles in the scrum team; meetings; and artefacts.

At the conclusion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of a number of scrum principals in preparation for completing the International Scrum Master Certification.

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Entry-level short course, suitable for those with no or little prior knowledge. May provide foundation knowledge for higher, Masters-level short courses, or for CSU Masters subjects
Duration3 Weeks
Enrolled6,208 students

Course Schedule

Week 1:

Introduction to Scrum Master

  • What is SCRUM?
  • Overview of SCRUM Framework
  • Scrum Master role and responsibilities

Week 2:

Scrum Framework and Ceremonies

  • SCRUM Values
  • SCRUM Core Practices
  • SCRUM Artefacts
  • SCRUM Ceremonies

Week 3:

Scrum Master Role in Backlogs and Planning

  • Scrum product backlog
  • Release planning
  • Adaptive planning

Week 4:


An open book one hour examination, comprising of forty multiple choice questions

Course Information Q&A

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.

Although we do not have a subject based on this topic, useful career and soft skills are built in to our courses, to ensure our graduates have the greatest potential to succeed in the industry.

Who will present the webinars?

The weekly classes were developed by Sarah Ireton.

Sarah Ireton, Senior Trainer at Planit, has been a trainer for over two decades, specialising in software testing for the last eighteen. In addition to the delivery of training Sarah has undertaken both consulting and test management roles at a number of Australian organisations across diverse industries and holds a number of testing certifications including ISTQB Advanced Test Manager, iSQI Certified Agile Tester/Trainer and Scrum Trainer Accredited Certification from the International Scrum Institute. She is also an associate member of the Australian Computer Society.

Planit enables clients to accelerate the delivery of quality software through our comprehensive offering of testing services, digital solutions and best practice training. With a proven local track record spanning over 20 years, we can provide advice, capability, tools or training across functional testing, performance, automation, accessibility, security, virtualisation, agile and DevOps.

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 course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available 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.

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.