Project Management

What does a Project Manager do?

A project manager works with stakeholders to bring together all elements required to deliver an project – timelines, resources, stakeholders, budgets and financials. Projects can occur in any field but utilise the same skills.

Where can I get trained?

Doing year nine Work experience with an employer in building and construction.

Enrolling in

VET in Schools – complete a Certificate II Business qualification while attending school

School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships (SBAT) – start your qualification and get paid to work while you finish secondary school.

At TAFE or other registered training organisation

  • Diploma of Electrical Project Management
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
  • Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service
  • Diploma of Business

At university

You can take an undergraduate degree at university in:

  • Bachelor of Construction Project Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Civil and Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management (Postgraduate)
  • Graduate Diploma of Project Management (Postgraduate)
Where can I get experience?

At school

Ask your Careers teacher and your VET or VCAL coordinator. Work experience is a great way to see what happens in the industry. It can start a pathway to your career in project management. From here you can undertake a structured work placement or even start a school-based apprenticeship/traineeship. You can also ask a local business for a voluntary work opportunity.

Work trials

Contact your local jobactive provider to see what you are eligible for:


Keep an eye on the Gippsland Volunteering website for other volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to get experience. Keep an eye on the Gippsland Volunteering website for other volunteering opportunities.

What do I need to be good at?
  • Working with people
  • Being organised
  • Work related literacy and numeracy
  • Computer skills
How much do I get paid?

Wages range from $70,000 per year and can increase depending on worksites, organisations and locations.

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What can this job lead to?

Work in this field can lead to small business operation or consultancy. With further study you can work in:

  • Training and Education
  • Team Management