Project Management Training Course

Our Project Management Training Course outlines the nature and application of a project and its management.

Course Dates :

28 Aug – 01 Sep 2023

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Prerequisites: NQF Level 3 numeracy and literacy skills

NQF Level: 4 Credits : 22

Accreditation : Services   SETA : 6465


Learners receiving their certificate of attendance

Project Management Training Course

Upon completion of the Project Management Training Course, you will immediately receive a Turnstone Certificate of Attendance. Upon verified competence, you will receive a Statement of Results from Services SETA.

Our Project Management Training Course is aligned with the following unit standards :

US 120372, NQF 4, Credits 5 (Explain fundamentals of project management)
US 120379, NQF 4, Credits 8 (Work as a project team member)
US 120382, NQF 4, Credits 4 (Plan, organize and support project meetings and workshops)
US 120381, NQF 4, Credits 5 (Implement project administration processes according to requirements

Course Outline :

Lesson 1: The nature and application of a project and its management

  • Let’s define Project Management
  • The specification
  • Providing structure
  • Establishing controls
  • Planning
  • Testing and Quality
  • Fitness for purpose
  • Fighting for time
  • Planning for error
  • Post-mortem
  • The project management triangle
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Scope
  • The project management cycle
  • 12 steps to project management success

Lesson 2: Project Management 101

  • Basic Project Management Outline
  • Manage the project scope
  • Managing Resources – People, Equipment, and Material
  • Managing Time and Schedule
  • Managing Costs, Money, and Profits

Lesson 3: Types of Structures found in a Project Environment

  • Project Structure and Organisation
  • Why, What, How?
  • Roles
  • Process or functionally structured team
  • Process structured team – with detail
  • Resource Pool structure

Lesson 4: Demonstrate an understanding of working as a member of a team

  • Why have teams in the first place?
  • Sometimes teams don’t work
  • Why do some teams work?
  • Core team members
  • Title & organisational status of the individual team members
  • Team Member Behaviour for Success

Lesson 5: Collaborate with other team members to improve performance

  • Team Development Stages
  • Critical Stage – Performing
  • Characteristics of Successful Teams
  • Successful Team Requirements
  • Team Assistance
  • Team Member Behaviour for Success
  • Team Goals
  • Team Motivation
  • Team Performance Measurement
  • Why Teams Fail – Internal Obstacles
  • Why Teams Fail – External Obstacles
  • Team Success


Lesson 6: Participate in building relations between team members and other stakeholders

  • What is “Unproductive Behaviour”?
  • When Excessive “Team Behaviour” is Unproductive
  • What to do?
  • Roles within teams
  • A model for teamwork

Lesson 7: Use a paper based and/or electronic filing system for a project

  • Alphabetical, numerical or subject filing system
  • Your storage needs
  • The basics of a Document Management System
  • What are the rules for creating documents?
  • How will we store documents?
  • How can the retrieval of documents be simplified?
  • How can we make/keep our documents secure?

Lesson 8: Provide project templates to team members

  • The Project Initiation Phase
  • The Project Planning Phase
  • The Project Execution Phase
  • Project Closure Phase

Lesson 9: Execute processes and standards to support project change control

  • Basis of decision
  • Scope Management at Project Start
  • Starting up the Change Control Process
  • Managing Scope and Change Requests during the Project
  • Update and communicate status of change requests

Lesson 10: Explain the purpose, objective and scope of project meetings and/or workshops

  • Factors affecting how best to run meetings
  • Meetings – basic rules
  • Meeting attendees
  • Selecting Participants
  • Meeting Roles

Lesson 11: Plan for a project meeting and/or workshop

  • The Agenda
  • Meeting priorities
  • Meeting outcomes
  • Meeting sequence
  • Meeting timings (of agenda items)
  • Meeting date
  • Meeting time
  • Meeting venue
  • Running the meeting
  • Meeting notes structure and template

Unit Standard Alignment:

  • US 120372, Explain fundamentals of project management, NQF 4, 5 credits
  • US 120379, Work as a project team member, NQF 4, 8 credits
  • US 120382, Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops, NQF 4, 4 credits
  • US 120381, Implement project administration processes according to requirements, NQF 4, 5 credits


Credits obtained during this skills programme will contribute towards qualification 50080, FETC: Project Management, NQF Level 4.

Delivery Method:

The programme is facilitated by a competent subject matter specialist/s, who utilises the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Discussion; Role Plays; Exercises & Case Studies; Simulations, Videos/DVDs; and learner assessment.

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  • Upon completion, the learner will receive a Turnstone Certificate of Attendance.
  • Upon verified Competence, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence from Turnstone and Services SETA.

Accreditation and Registration:

Services SETA: 6465