Project Management Program

Embark on a transformative career in IT Project Management with the Yirigaa Academy. This program is meticulously designed to equip you with the comprehensive skills needed to manage complex IT projects from inception to completion. Through our program, you will learn how to align IT projects with strategic business objectives, manage cross-functional teams effectively, and apply industry-standard methodologies like Agile and Scrum.

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Duration  13 weeks

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Project Management Program, participants will have the following skills:

Project Management Fundamentals

Understand the core aspects of project management including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and control.

Leadership and Team Management

Develop essential leadership skills to motivate and manage diverse IT teams for optimal performance.

Methodology Proficiency

Gain expertise in applying specific IT project management methodologies such as Agile and Scrum to real-world scenarios.

Stakeholder and Communication Management

Learn effective techniques for managing stakeholder expectations and mastering communication across various project phases.

Technical Tool Mastery

Become competent in using advanced project management software and tools that increase efficiency and project success.

Course Outline

This comprehensive 13-week program combines detailed instruction with practical, hands-on experience:

  • Weeks 1-4: Focus on the fundamentals of IT Project Management, covering project initiation, planning, and an introduction to Agile and Scrum methodologies. Learn to align IT projects with business goals and prepare for effective project execution.
  • Weeks 5-13: Participants engage in a Yirigaa-sponsored immersive work-integrated learning project, applying their skills in real-world scenarios that encompass full project lifecycles. This phase includes project execution, monitoring, control, stakeholder management, and risk management, culminating in a capstone project that simulates the management of an end-to-end IT project.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Project Management program are well-prepared for various high-demand roles in the industry, including:

  • IT Project Manager: Oversee technology projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to scope.
  • Scrum Master: Facilitate Scrum practices in Agile development teams, ensuring efficient project delivery.
  • IT Program Manager: Manage multiple related projects to improve organisational performance.
  • IT Business Analyst: Link IT capabilities to strategic business requirements.
  • IT Consultant: Provide expert advice and project management services on a consultancy basis.


This program is ideal for individuals looking to advance their careers by mastering the management of IT projects, enhancing both their practical management skills and their understanding of the strategic importance of IT projects within corporate settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yirigaa Academy offers specialised programs in Data Science, Cyber Security, Data Networking and Automation, and IT Helpdesk. Each program includes industry-led training and an immersive work-integrated learning project.

Our courses typically run for 13 weeks. The first 4 weeks consist of intensive online training, followed by an 8-week immersive project that applies what you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Yes, our programs are recognised and respected in the industry. We partner with well-known universities like Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University, and Newcastle University to ensure our curriculum is aligned with current industry standards.

While our mission focuses on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our programs are inclusive and open to all individuals who meet the program criteria.

We provide comprehensive support throughout your study, including access to tutors, career counselling, and assistance with job placement after graduation.