Accredited Diploma of Project Management Course ideal for ag industry staff or volunteers required to deliver projects to a deadline and budget such as research trials, networking events or conferences.
The course will be run with a three day immersion learning residential experience at Muresk Institute on 10,11,12 August followed by some online sessions plus an optional accreditation assignment based on a real life project.
This course was a highlight of the 2021 GGA Capacity Building program providing a collegiate and impactful study experience with a diverse cohort comprising of a great mix of ages, backgrounds and organisations participants came from. It was invaluable for networking and forming new links within the agriculture industry.
Technically speaking the content is rigorous, demanding and fun but extremely valuable especially for those managing projects where numerous team members are involved as well as external contractors.
We have places for 25 delegates, 15 places set aside for Grower Group delegates and 10 for the wider ag industry. This mix provides an enriching learning experience for participants. Click through the EOI Registration button to make an initial Expression of Interest to reserve a place.
Mid July we will assess the Covid situation and community case load and restrictions permitting, we will proceed with the course face to face. At this stage we will finalise the student list, trigger invoicing for the $1,490pp fee and begin the onboarding process through the TAFE learning platform for access to pre workshop reading.
The participation fee of $1,490 is inclusive of course, extra online tutorials, accreditation assessment, accom and meals whilst staying at Muresk for the 3 day intensive workshop.
The accreditation assessment is optional and specifically for those that want the Diploma accreditation. For those wishing to exclude the assessment the fee will be a few hundred less – to be confirmed with TAFE in June prior to finalising enrolment and invoicing.
Following the three day residential study, a series of 3 tutorials are held weekly to consolidate learning and provide extra content. To receive your optional accreditation certificate you will complete the Diploma by submitting a Project Plan assessment based on a real project you are managing which is due within 8-12 weeks following the 3 day residential as the practical accreditation task.
You will need to be able to commit 25 hours without the accreditation or around 80 hours if you elect to complete the course plus accreditation component.:
1/Three and a half days to participate in the residential at Muresk (includes provision for half day of travel)
2/Around 2-3 hours for follow-up tutorials
3/An estimated 50+ hours for your optional assessment task (optional)
The time taken for this assessment varies depending on size and scale of the individuals project but 50+ hours work is conservative. Most students complete this component outside of work hours in their own time. Extensions can be negotiated if this clashed with a busy work period for you. For some students with a large scale real life project this component exceeded 100 hours. The assessment is purely about setting out the theoretical steps learnt in the academic part of the course into a real context, so selection of a smaller project as an assessment is worth considering to simplify the exercise.
TAFE is currently upgrading the curriculum however an outline of content can be seen below in the 2021 program.
For queries and clarification about the 2022 course email Kallista Bolton at GGA or call 0421 623 406