Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals

The CCA Project Management Fundamentals workshops have been designed for CCA member VET Managers and other CCA member staff to build their capability to manage educational projects. Consultation with CCA’s VET Managers has determined that developing project management skills across key roles is an essential foundation for future work.

Why is Project Management Important?

  • Strategic alignment: project management is important because it ensures what is being delivered is right, and will deliver real value.
  • Leadership: project management is important because it brings leadership and direction to projects.
  • Clear focus & objectives: project management is important because it ensures there is a proper plan for executing on strategic goals.


The Workshops

Due to the Coronavirus, CCA moved the Project Manager Fundamentals training to an online interactive videoconference format.

Participation is open to project leaders of all member organisations. Please consult your organisation’s VET Manager or CEO prior to registering for the workshops to ensure that they are appropriate for you.

Workshops will be led by project manager training specialist, Tim Pearson, co-facilitated by Michelle Simpson, CEO of Tamworth Community College.

The Project Management Fundamentals workshop will incorporate the key project steps of:

  • Defining
  • Developing
  • Executing & monitoring
  • Finalising
  • Reviewing

Participants will be asked to consider, and to bring with them, a project relevant to their work, aligned to  sector or organisational priorities, such as: developing trainer delivery or digital skills, resource development, compliance strategies, validation skills, team building, rolling out a new LMS system, implementing a digital media strategy or implementing an MOU or contract agreement.

All participants will receive resource materials.


Register Your Participation

This program is scheduled as two half days over the 1st and 2nd of September 2020. Commencing at 9am and running through until 12.45 pm (with a break). The training will be delivered by program management specialist Tim Pearson. This is a hands-on skills program so numbers are limited, we ask that for this first program no more than 2 participants from one organisation apply. Contact CCA for registration details.


Note: These workshops are for staff of CCA members only.


Program funding

The Project Management Fundamentals professional development workshops are funded by the NSW Department of Education through the 2019-20 ACE Teaching and Leadership Program, which is aligned to the Department’s priority to improve adult and community education outcomes. The workshops were postponed to 2020/21 due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.