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08th Dec 2020
Project management is an intellectually stimulating and rewarding career, however like any other role it does come with its challenges. In this guide we cover how you can pursue a career in project management and develop the skills needed to run a project successfully.
While working in project management requires specific skills, don’t worry no one starts as an expert. In fact, even experienced project managers need to continue education and training throughout their career.
There are several options when it comes to gaining qualifications in project management:
Visit our Project Management Endorsed Course Directory to search for courses available in Australia specific to project professionals.
While qualifications are a great way of learning the fundamentals of project management, you can’t go past on the job experience. Here’s how you can get a foot in the door and develop the skills needed to be a project manager.
All of the above will provide you with the foundations for working your way up to the role of project manager.
Through your project management education and on the job experience, you should develop the following project management skills:
As you progress in your career, it is important to also work on developing your behavioural skills.
Of course, there are many other skills project managers need to excel in their role. If you’re interested in finding out more read our blog on the essential project manager skills.
Getting into project management starts with developing the appropriate skills through education and hands on experience. So if project management is the career you would like to pursue, consider how you will develop those skills and take the steps to get there. Remember, even the most experienced project managers were once in your shoes.
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With an abundance of project management certifications to choose from, you might be wondering, “Which project management certification is the best in Australia?”
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