Project Manager Accreditation

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Become an accredited project manager

The Project Bureau is a registered assessor for the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). If you are either an individual seeking to have skills you already possess recognised to help you to become more competitive in an ever increasingly competitive market, or, if you are a company that needs to have all of your project professionals certified for either compliance reasons or to showcase the professionalism of your staff, then The Project Bureau is able to provide that service.

You will very quickly realise that you probably do have the skills and experience needed to obtain this sought after certification.

The Australian Institute of Project Management is the peak body for project management in Australia and a certification from the AIPM means that you have proven that you have the necessary skills to handle projects professionally and expertly. There are 4 different levels of competance the Project Bureau is able to assess.

CPPP (Project specialist, project team member)

Certified Practicing Project Professional

  • Do you have a moderate level of knowledge about professional practices and knowledge in project management?
  • Do you contribute to the management of projects?
  • Are you involved in planning, monitoring and controlling across each of the following management areas:
  • Scope,
  • Time, and
  • Quality
  • Do you assist in the development of other parts of project plans?
  • Do you contribute to project monitoring and control activities
  • Can you provide evidence of this?

CPSPM (Senior Project Manager within a complex project environment)

Certified Practicing Senior Project Manager

  • Have you achieved the CPPM certification?
  • Do you have a comprehensive understanding of professional practices and knowledge in project management?
  • Are you directly accountable for the management of very large and/or complex projects in your present role?
  • Have you been directly accountable for the management of at least two very large and/or complex projects in the last three years?
  • Do you mentor/ direct junior PMs within your organisation?
  • Do you apply comprehensive management plans across all of the PM knowledge areas on your projects?
  • Can you provide documentary evidence of this work?

CPPM (Project Manager)

Certified Practicing Project Manager

  • Do you have a solid and broad understanding of professional practices and knowledge in project management?
  • Are you directly accountable for the management of projects in your present role?
  • Have you been directly accountable for the management of at least two projects (including their initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling and finalisation) during the last three years?
  • Do you develop management plans for each of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK¬©) knowledge areas (not just Scope Time Cost and Quality)? Do you establish and utilise project management controls (e.g. WBS, schedule, budget, risk and issues registers, change registers, etc.)?
  • Do you monitor and control projects against approved management plans and project management controls?
  • Can you provide documentary evidence of this work for at least two projects within the last three years where you were the project manager for the whole project lifecycle?

CPPD (Project Director, Program Manager in charge of subordinate PMs)

Certified Practicing Project Director

  • Do you have a comprehensive understanding of professional practices and knowledge in project management as well as program management?
  • Are you directly accountable for the management of programs in your present role?
  • Have you been directly accountable for the management of at least two programs consisting of multiple subordinate and interdependent projects during the last three years?
  • Do you develop higher level program management plans to guide/ direct your subordinate project managers?
  • Do you provide direction to subordinate project managers across their project lifecycles?
  • Can you provide documentary evidence of this work?