A Project Management course can open many doors for your career. While the role of a project manager is especially essential in the fields of engineering and information technology, there are other areas where their expertise will be needed. These include working as contract officers and quality officers. Those looking to start their own business will also have the necessary skills to run it with speed and efficiency, particularly in industries where timelines are narrow and resources are limited.
If you haven’t taken this course yet, then you may start with the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. Once completed, you may choose to pursue a Diploma of Project Management, a Diploma of Business, or a Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Here are a number of things to consider when looking for schools.
Your Choice of School Matters
One thing you need to know when choosing project management courses is that while schools follow standards when teaching the course, their approach and dedication to your education will vary considerably. It would help for you to check out reviews of the school, and get the opinion of former and current students to get a clearer picture of what it’s like to study there. In addition, review the school’s course description and content to ensure you know what you’ll learn.
You also need to consider the development that they offer outside the classroom. Ideally, there has to be a balance between classroom instruction and real-world experience. That is the reason why there are schools that offer immersion trips relevant to the course being taught in order to show students what they might expect once they go to work in their new role.
If you’re a foreign student, it’s also worth looking into schools that cater to non-Australians. This is critical because having a welcoming environment inside and outside your classroom will help you transition a lot faster. That also means that there’s a good chance you’ll be working with other foreign students, thus expanding your knowledge further as you will be exposed to a wide range of cultures and approaches to project management and other subjects. Please be aware that there may be special requirements for foreign students in order to be able to take the course.
Location is also Important
We mentioned earlier the importance of having a holistic education. This is where the location of the school also matters. KCBT is a convenient choice for students who rely on public transport, or live and work close to the CBD. We are located in the free transit zone, on Wellington Street, with a yellow cat bus stop right outside the front door. Full time students are eligible for a discounted StudentSmartRider card – please visit reception for application forms or visit http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/smartrider/types-of-smartrider/student-smartrider.