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Project Planning & Control Foundation ™ (PPC)

Length: 3 Days    Cost: $1,895 + GST    Version: Project Management

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About this Course

Planning, monitoring and control are critical aspects of project management. Implemented effectively, project success rates can increase dramatically. Implemented poorly, project scope, schedule and costs can quickly overrun. Until now, there has been very little guidance for practicing and aspiring planning and control professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.

Our Project Planning & Control certification scheme has been developed in partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM) and is based on their guide Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.

The guide is APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice 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.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organisations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.

Individuals undertaking training will gain an understanding of effective planning & control standards and best practice.

Accreditation Pending


Project Planning & Control guidance, training and certification is aimed at a variety of key project management roles including:

  • planning managers and engineers
  • project control managers and engineers

It will also benefit other roles including:

  • cost engineers
  • project managers
  • project support team members


This course has no prerequisites

At Course Completion

Be an informed member of a Project Support Office or Planning & Control team.

Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:

  • Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution
  • Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and control functions
  • Be a practical and scalable companion to any project control professional
  • Enable effective capability growth for delivery organisations

Foundation Exam

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Course Outline

The key things you will learn:

  • The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project
  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project
  • The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques
  • The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project
  • The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle

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