IT Masters 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 principles in preparation for completing the International SCRUM Master Certification.

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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


  • What is SCRUM?
  • Overview of SCRUM Framework
  • SCRUM Master role and responsibilities
  • SCRUM Values
  • SCRUM Core Practices
  • SCRUM Artefacts
  • SCRUM Ceremonies
  • SCRUM product backlog
  • Release planning
  • Adaptive planning
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present the webinars?

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


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


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.