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Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Practitioner – 1.5 days

  • Length 1.5 days
  • Price $1914 inc GST
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

Have you seen the combo bundle for this course? Take advantage of the discount on our PPC Foundation and Practitioner Combo.

Planning, monitoring and control are critical aspects of project management. Implemented effectively, project success rates can increase dramatically. Implemented poorly, project scope, schedule and costs can quickly overrun. Until now, there has been very little guidance for practicing and aspiring planning and control professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.

Our Project Planning & Control certification scheme has been developed in partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM) and is based on their guide Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.

The guide is APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors. It is an output of their Planning, Monitoring & Control Specific Interest Group (SIG) and is based on practitioner experience from both customer and supplier perspectives.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organisations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.

Individuals undertaking training will gain an understanding of effective planning & control standards and best practice.

ExaminationThis course pricing includes a voucher for the Project Planning & Control Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. A practice exam paper is provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.The exam is:

  • 3 hours duration

  • 8 complex multiple choice questions

  • 10 marks available per question

  • Pass mark is 50% (40/80)

  • Open book (Project Planning & Control Guide only)

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What you’ll learn

Thrive in a Project Support team environment.

Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:

  • Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution

  • Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and control functions

  • Be a practical and scalable companion to any project control professional

  • Enable effective capability growth for delivery organisations

APMG International at DDLS

APMG International is an award-winning Examination Institute. APMG accredits professional training and consulting organisations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers, and has a global reach, with regional offices located around the world.

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Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

Project Planning & Control guidance, training and certification is aimed at a variety of key project management roles including:

  • planning managers and engineers

  • project control managers and engineers

It will also benefit other roles including:

  • cost engineers

  • project managers

  • project support team members

Course subjects

The key things you will learn:

  • The approaches and key products used to gain a clear definition of a project

  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project

  • The scheduling techniques and appropriate presentation of the outputs

  • The management of risk in the planning, execution and evaluation of a project

  • The practices and data used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project


Participants must have completed DDLS’ Project Planning & Control (PPC) Foundation course and successfully passed the Project Planning & Control (PPC) Foundation exam.

Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI)®

  • Contact Hours: 11 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 11 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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Project Planning & Control Foundation and Practitioner Combo
Save when you purchase the Project Planning & Control Combo bundle for only $3135 inc GST. Booked separately, these courses would cost you over $4200 inc GST.