Project Management Fundamentals

The Project Management Fundamentals is an introduction to Professional Project Management and is perfect for anyone who is new to the profession, or needs a refresher on best practice in the industry.

This course is designed to familiarise business professionals with project management knowledge and skills for both technical and administrative projects.

Professional Project Management
Increases Capability
Industry Framework
Increases Efficiency

Enhance your project management planning, delivery, scheduling, controlling, customer service, interface knowledge, techniques, and skills.

What you'll learn

Largely based on the contents of The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – an international standard of best practices of project management.

You’ll learn about all of the important aspects that all Project Managers should know in order to do their job.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the foundational concepts of Project Management
  • Determine goals, objectives, and requirements of a project
  • Implement and maintain project baselines through effective Scope, Time, and Cost management
  • Determine appropriate Quality and Risk Management practices
  • Apply people leadership skills to projects
  • Engaging in and managing contracts
  • Establish guidelines for successful closeouts

What's included in the course

  • Classroom course: 14 hours/ 2 days of classroom training
  • Virtual course: 10.5 hours interactive virtual live online classroom training
  • Course material
  • Attendance certificate
  • Downloadable course material including course slides
  • Over 20 FREE Project Management Templates
  • Student workbook
  • Morning & afternoon tea and lunch (classroom based courses only)
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Course Details

No formal prerequisites, although a familiarity with a project environment would be beneficial.

  • New and emerging Project Managers
  • Managers, Technical Specialists and Project Team Members

Classroom based course:

  • Standard course fee:
    • NZD $1,450 + GST
    • AUD $1,399 (incl. GST)

Virtual live and online (VOLT) course:

  • Standard course fee:
    • NZD $1,050 + GST
    • AUD $999 (incl. GST)

Contact us for corporate rates.

  • Introduction to professional Project Management
  • Foundations of Project Management
  • Project Life-cycle (Initiating, Planning, Executing and Controlling, Closing)
  • Scope, Time and Cost Management
  • Risk, Quality, Procurement Management
  • People Management & Leadership
  • Stakeholder, Communications and Change Management

Participants can claim the PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) after completing this course.

One hour of training = 1 PDU.

To enquire, please contact us here

Phone: +(64) 03 366 4383


    Which Project Management course is right for me?

    Emerging project managers who are looking for the fundamentals, should first consider this Project Management Techniques course.

    However, if you are looking for a certification, then you should consider PMP® or CAPM®:

    • CAPM® is designed for people who do not have the required eligibility to sit the PMP®. If you meet the PMP® credential criteria, you should definitely sit the PMP® exam.
    • The PMP® certification recognises demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.
    • If you’re a less experienced project manager looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects, earn additional responsibility and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.

    For further details on CAPM or PMP, please look at our brochure CAPM® vs PMP®

    How many Professional Development Units (PDU's) will I get from undertaking this training?

    One hour of training = 1 PDU.

    The number of PDU’s will depend on which course you take.

    Training Delivery Options and Schedule


    In-class training offers the richest training environment for knowledge sharing. This is the highest level of facilitator-student and student-student interaction makes for truly engaging learning.

    Our classrooms are small and interactive, delegates get an opportunity to emerge themselves in the learning environment and network at the same time.

    Our highly skilled and certified trainers will cover everything you need to know so that you have a better understanding of project management.

    Course fees

    Duration: In-class training takes place over 2 days of classroom-led training.

    Location: Courses available around New Zealand and Australia.

    Corporate and in-house training available anywhere in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of Asia Pacific.

    Minimum numbers apply.

    Course schedule - Register here
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Auckland, New Zealand

    No training course in your area? Let us know, we’re happy to set something up.


    Offering the same professional service as our in-class delivery, a virtual classroom is a facilitated, live and online classroom environment suitable for dispersed organisations and remote team members or individuals.

    The Virtual Classroom training is delivered at the highest level and delegates will receive quality live and online training.

    Our highly skilled and certified trainers will cover everything you need to know so that you have a better understanding of project management.

    Course fees

    Duration: 10.5 hours


    • Anywhere with an internet connection.
      • Internet connection: The bandwidth requirements to have a seamless video and audio experience is 2.0 Mbps (up and down). Test your internet speed here:
    • You will also need a computer with a video camera and headphones
    Course schedule - Register here

    No training course available? Let us know, we’re happy to set something up.


    An on-demand Project Management Fundamentals training course is not currently available through Millpond.

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