IT Masters 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.

Enrol Here

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 to PRINCE2 and projects in general
  • What makes a project a PRINCE2 project
  • PRINCE2 in the context of project management in general
  • The PRINCE2 thematic approach
  • What makes PRINCE2 themes distinct
  • Tailoring within PRINCE2 according to individual project environments
  • PRINCE2 and focusing on outcomes
  • The importance of the business case
  • Management of the business case
  • Roles and structure of organisations utilising PRINCE2
  • 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
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present 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.


What is the aim of this 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%.


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.