The career outlook for project managers and professionals with project management training and certification is promising. Data from SEEK suggests that after some low points, the job market may be turning a corner.
Professionals who are interested in beefing up their resumes, taking on more complex projects and trying for leadership roles can get started with foundational project management courses on PRINCE2, Agile and PMBOK.
Is Project Management a Good Career?
Certified project manager professionals enjoy career security, especially as their skills are transferrable across industries.
As of October 2022, SEEK Australia has 12,600+ project management jobs listed with growth predicted to increase by 6.1% over the next five years, suggesting that project management is a stable career path that will offer plenty of opportunities available for the foreseeable future.
SEEK New Zealand reports that job ads in the Information & Communication Technology increased by 54% compared to pre-COVID-19, especially for roles like Developers/ Programmers, Business/ Systems Analysts, Software Engineering, Help Desk & IT Support and Project Management. Job ads in Construction increased by 57% for roles like Project Management, Foreperson/ Supervisors and Plant & Machinery Operators.
JobStreet by SEEK in the Philippines currently lists 12,000+ jobs for project managers, often with media and above median salary ranges.
Take all of that together, and it’s clear that project managers are in demand, make good money, and are — for the most part — quite satisfied with their career choice.
Jumpstart Your Career with Project Management Courses
Now is the perfect time to pursue higher education in project management. Not only do hiring experts anticipate steady career growth, but the profession also comes with high earning potential and career advancement opportunities. But to succeed, certification is essential — Project management is an in-demand certification, wherein the salaries vary on the basis of the technology area, according to Business News Daily.
Best project management courses for beginners and switchers?
There are a variety of study options for beginners and for those with experience in other disciplines who want to expand or switch to project management.
Here are some of the foundational courses that are most often recommended for students looking to establish project management careers:
PRINCE2® Foundation Course
PRINCE2 is a process-based method for effective project management and will give you the fundamental skills you need to become a successful project manager. It stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments and is used and recognised all over the world.
Included in the PRINCE2® Foundation course are the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 6th edition manual and the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam. On completion of the Foundation course, students will be provided supporting AXELOS membership services online.
By completing the 3-day Foundation course, participants will have sufficient knowledge to sit the PRINCE2 Foundation Examination.
Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation Course
APM Group (APMG) International is a global certification body that accredits training organisations and manages qualification schemes for professionals.
The course is APMG’s first comprehensive set of guideliines and best practices for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors. It is an output of their Planning, Monitoring & Control Specific Interest Group (SIG) and is based on practitioner experience from both customer and supplier perspectives.
Individuals undertaking training will gain an understanding of effective planning & control standards and best practices.
Agile Program Management (AgilePgM®) Foundation Course
Adopt an agile approach to program management with our AgilePgM® training and certification.
AgilePgM provides program managers with a disciplined but flexible agile approach to the management of transformational organisational change, allowing for iterative and incremental delivery of outputs and benefits. The governance model, contained within the guidance, ensures a program will capture its vision, whilst empowering teams to work without undue interference. Built on firm foundations, the program can evolve and react to business changes.
Fast Start in Project Management Course by PMBOK
PMBOK stands for ‘Project Management Body of Knowledge’. It covers project management theory, principles, techniques and methods.
This course is also part of our 5-day Project Management for Practitioners course which usually runs in parallel, so you can choose to undertake these 3 days or the full 5 days.
This highly interactive workshop is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. While introductory, this course is extremely comprehensive, covering the five key process groups and 38 core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. in our increasingly dynamic world.
Why Learn Project Management with DDLS?
DDLS offers a wide variety of project management certifications that can put you on the fast track to success in the field.
Whether you’re looking for foundation level courses or advanced training in project management, risk management, agile development, change management and PMP®/CAPM® exam preparation, we provide workshops which build immediately usable knowledge and skills.
We have been delivering Project Management training courses since 1999, for both the IT industry and top 100 ASX corporations.
Many of our courses are built around competencies from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and are endorsed by industry bodies such as Axelos, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM®).
Our course instructors are experienced Project Managers equipped with extensive real-world experience.
Our highly interactive training and workshops will give you a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of Project Management.
Our courses are built to support your journey to certification, and you can claim industry body points upon completion.
DDLS is the largest provider of corporate IT and process training in Australia with campuses in New Zealand and the Philippines.
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