The courses endorsed by AIPM have been assessed by project management specialists and meet the requirements of the project management industry.

Upon graduation, students of endorsed VET qualifications, Higher Education programs listed on the AIPM Endorsed Course Register and other AIPM approved courses and certifications are eligible to apply for AIPM’s RegPM Certification at ‘’Certified Practicing Project Practitioner’’ (CPPP) level when applying for Associate Membership or full AIPM Membership.

Students who are either part or full-time students of an endorsed VET or Higher Education course can join AIPM as a Student Member giving them membership of an industry body of their profession and benefits. Students can also access pathways to certification to succeed in the world of project management.

Please see our other FAQs for more details about the benefits for students of endorsed courses.

Students who are either part or full-time students of an endorsed VET or Higher Education course can join AIPM as a Student Member giving them membership of an industry body of their profession and benefits that include:

A student is eligible to have their membership upgraded to Associate Membership as soon as he/she receives a formal qualification.

Associate Members can use the post nominal AAIPM, vote at the AGM and/or in chapter elections and, is subscribed to AIPM’s Project Manager Magazine (hard copy). Once an Associate Member has gained the necessary experience to fulfil the requirements of full membership, they can apply for Member status.

As recognition of the rigorous process of course endorsement under AIPM’s Endorsed Course Program, a student who has completed an endorsed VET course or Higher Education Program and applies for Associate Membership is eligible to apply for AIPM’s RegPM Certification Program at Certified Practicing Project Practitioner level (CPPP).

Registered Project Manager (RegPM)

RegPM is AIPM’s Certification Program. When a member is RegPM certified, they are entitled to use AIPM post nominals (CPPP, CPPM, CPSPM, CPPD, CPPE) after their title and acknowledged for their status on the AIPM website as a Registered Project Manager. RegPM certification is highly regarded in industry, displays credibility and can help display a member’s ongoing commitment to professional development.

Under AIPM’s Endorsed Course Program, a student who has completed an endorsed VET course or Higher Education program listed on the AIPM Endorsed Course Register can be granted CPPP on application for Associate Membership. Applicants must provide a copy of their certificate when making their membership application and the RegPM application fee is waived.

Associate Members who are certified at CPPP level under the Endorsed Course Program are still required to gain the necessary number of CPD points over a three year period to maintain their certification. If a member elects to upgrade to CPPM at a later time he/she must undertake the normal process of RegPM Certification by completing a new assessment with an AIPM RegPM Assessor. The normal application fee will then apply.

A student is eligible to apply for AIPM's RegPM certification program at Certified Practising Project Practitioner level (CPPP) as soon as he/she receives a formal VET (Vocational Education and Training) or Higher Education qualification or approved certification and has applied for AIPM Associate or Full Membership. Applicants must provide a copy of their certificate when making their membership application and the RegPM application fee is waived.

A student who holds a formal qualification is eligible to apply for Associate Membership. A student may consider applying for a higher membership level depending on the applicant's experience and educational level.

Associate Members who are certified at CPPP level under the Endorsed Course Program are still required to gain the necessary number of CPD points over a three year period to maintain their certification. If a member elects to upgrade to CPPM at a later time he/she must undertake the normal process of RegPM Certification by completing a new assessment with an AIPM RegPM Assessor. The normal application fee will then apply.

Please see more details on membership levels here.

You can search for the course on our list of AIPM endorsed courses.

Course endorsement lasts for three years provided the course remains current. When endorsement expires the provider of an endorsed course will need to re-apply for endorsement.

AIPM will endorse courses that consistently demonstrate outcomes aligned to a relevant Project Management methodology and reflecting industry standards and current best practice. These courses must show a commitment to professional development and elevation of industry practices.

AIPM endorses the following categories of Courses:

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications derived from the BSB - Training Package;
  • Higher Education programs leading to a Project Management qualification or award; and
  • Short Courses (non-accredited) aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), or equivalent alternative methodology and/or the Australian National Competency Standards for the Project Management Framework.