Advanced Project Management online short course

Course starts in 5 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
12 November 2019
Course Starts:
18 November 2019
12 weeks online
10-12 hours per week
ZAR R19,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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As organisations move to a projectised approach to work, the demand for professionals with advanced project management qualifications and skills rises.

And with 80% of high-performing projects being led by certified project managers*, it’s increasingly apparent that the right project management skills will result in success.

Move beyond the basics with this advanced project management course from UCT, and create a project plan that speaks to your specific organisational needs. Become invaluable to any employer as an expert project manager, by addressing process problems and providing the solutions for optimal project performance - all backed by your UCT certificate.


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What will set you apart

This online advanced project management course from UCT will ensure you’re recognised as a project management expert by equipping you to:

      • Construct a comprehensive and strategic project plan, suited to your industry
      • Master the complexities and requirements around large-scale projects
      • Understand project scope, risk, time and cost, ensuring quality in all projects you manage
      • Lead with confidence with a project management certificate from UCT

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

GetSmarter is approved by PMI as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) providing you the opportunity to join the largest project management network. Find out what PMI membership means for you.

Course curriculum

This online advanced project management course will help you be recognised as an industry-expert. With a personalised and supported framework, you will study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Strategic project management
  • Course Module 2: The project manager
  • Course Module 3: The project management process
  • Course Module 4: Managing project integration, stakeholders and initiation
  • Course Module 5: Managing project scope
  • Course Module 6: Managing project time
  • Course Module 7: Managing project cost
  • Course Module 8: Managing project risk
  • Course Module 9: Managing project quality
  • Course Module 10: Managing project communications and procurement
  • Course Module 11: Managing talent in projects
  • Course Module 12: Project delivery and closure

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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“I am impressed with the standard of the lecture content and I have no doubt that the course will help towards my future growth in my current role.”


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts in 5 days. (Still accepting late registrations)

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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