The Institute of Project Management’s virtual Advanced Recognition and Certification (ARC) is a dynamic, real-time, digital learning environment for strictly capped cohorts of up to 30 candidates.

Over 12 x 2.5 hour online sessions, dedicated project teams progress through a range of practical activities in the delivery of a fully simulated project.


Where will it take me?

Candidates who successfully complete the virtual ARC workshop are admitted to the Institute of Project Management as a Certified Project Officer (CPO).

Upon completing the subsequent requirements, candidates may also be assessed at a higher level Certification within 6 months of completing the workshop at no extra cost:

Candidates can also go on to complete the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management at a significantly reduced price.


Not another webinar

The virtual workshop is a genuine, peer-to-peer facilitated learning experience that goes beyond the traditional text-book, video or PowerPoint pedagogy.

Unlike most webinars today, classroom sessions are 100% live with no pre-recorded content.

You cannot just ‘press play’ and listen to a lecture – the level of interaction demanded through discussion, breakout participation and collaborative portfolio building means that your classmates are depending on you to stay actively engaged and contributing throughout.

Sessions are still recorded for students to privately review; you can also catch up at any time by completing the equivalent unit in OPEN, your online textbook!


What are the tech requirements?

Because we use ZOOM to collaborate, virtual classes can be accessed via any desktop computer or iOS / Android tablet or phone.

You join via your OPEN account for high quality streaming, and we request that you share your webcam while you chat to create a panel-like feel.

Our breakout feature also makes it easy for you to actively participate, work together and exchange ideas with your peers, and you can virtually raise your hand at any time to get the facilitators’ attention and ask questions.

With workshops strictly capped at 30 participants, you can also be sure of the full attention of your expert trainer throught the program and whenever you need it.


Your facilitator

Our Certified Project Trainers (CPTs) are:

  • Proven industry experts with a minimum of 10 years’ practical experience in leading complex projects, programs and portfolios of work
  • Inspiring communicators
  • Creative and critical thinkers, and
  • Trained educators, facilitators and mentors

Importantly, they are not professional lecturers who have only learned project management from text-books.

They superimpose a wealth of project knowledge, skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives that brings project management to life for learners.

In doing so, they look beyond the curriculum to add value to students and their employers.