IT Masters Masterclass: PMP® Certification

Prepare for the world’s most popular Project Management industry certification – the Project Management Professional (PMP®) – with ex PMI Sydney Chapter Professional Development Director Peter O’Driscoll.

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Use the form below to enrol in this short course, once submitted you will receive a signup email with login details for our learning site.

Course Schedule


  • Introduction
  • Integration
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Risk
  • Procurement
  • Ethics and professional conduct
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present the webinars?

This short course was developed by one of our industry based project management lecturers, Peter O’Driscoll. Peter’s industry certifications include PMP® & the PMI Agile Certified Professional (ACP®) certifications. He has previously been employed as a contract and vendor employed project manager, managing business system implementations, process re-engineering, infrastructure implementations and software development projects for 15 years, applying change management skills to deliver successful outcomes.

Peter has served on the Board of the Sydney Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) for almost 7 years and stepped down as Vice President in 2013. He is a volunteer presenter for the PMI Sydney Certification Preparation classes and in return for his services on behalf of PMI, was awarded the Australian Chapters’ 2014 Distinguished Contributor Award. Peter continues to be very active in PMI at the Chapter level, and, at a global level he is currently a member of PMI’s Ethics Review Committee.


What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of this short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online learning with Charles Sturt University.


How popular is the PMI PMP® certification?

There are currently 658,523 active PMP certified individuals and 274 chartered chapters across 204 countries and territories worldwide. (source: )


What if I do not have the experience and/or education that PMI requires before you can sit the PMP® certification exam?

This short course can also help you prepare for PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, which is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM certification is intended to demonstrate candidates’ understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.


What is included?

In addition to the weekly hour-long interactive webinars, you will be provided with suggested reading materials, audio lectures, 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?

No, you can sit this short course all by itself.

This course is aimed at students familiar with the importance of business information, with a user-level knowledge of information management. This is a non-technical subject and students do not need a technical data background.


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.


Am I Eligible to Study
a Post Graduate Course?

Industry experience and previous studies all contribute towards your eligibility. You do not necessarily have to have an undergraduate degree to study.