AIPM Professional Competency Standards for Project Management

AIPM Professional Competency Standards for Project Management

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) Professional Competency Standards for Project Management provide the basis for the development and assessment of the Certified Practice worker as part of the RegPM (Registered Project Manager) certification program. These Standards have been developed as generic standards with the objective of applicability across a wide range of industries and enterprises.

The current version was published in 2008.

The standards are the basis for the RegPM certification program. Current Qualifications are:

  • Certified Practising Project Practitioner
  • Certified Practising Project Manager
  • Certified Practising Project Director
  • Certified Practising Portfolio Executive
The baseline is made up of the following main sections:
  • Part A -Introduction
  • Part B - Certified Practising Project Practitioner
    • Introduction
    • Unit 1 - Apply Scope Management Techniques
    • Unit 2 - Apply Time Management Techniques
    • Unit 3 - Apply Cost Management Techniques
    • Unit 4 - Apply Quality Management Techniques
    • Unit 5 - Apply Human Resource Management Techniques
    • Unit 6 - Apply Communication Management Techniques
    • Unit 7 - Apply Risk Management Techniques
  • Part C - Certified Practising Project Manager
    • Introduction
    • Unit 1 – Plan, Manage and Review Scope
    • Unit 2 - Plan, Manage and Review Time
    • Unit 3 - Plan, Manage and Review Cost
    • Unit 4 - Plan, Manage and Review Quality
    • Unit 5 - Plan, Manage and Review Project Human Resources
    • Unit 6 - Plan, Manage and Review Communication
    • Unit 7 - Plan, Manage and Review Project Risk
    • Unit 8 - Plan, Manage and Review Procurement
    • Unit 9 - Plan, Manage and Review Integration
  • Part D - Certified Practising Project Director
    • Introduction
    • Prerequisite for Entry into the RegPM Program as a Project Director
    • Unit 1 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Scope
    • Unit 2 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Time
    • Unit 3 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Costs
    • Unit 4 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Quality
    • Unit 5 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Human Resources
    • Unit 6 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Communication
    • Unit 7 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Risk
    • Unit 8 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Procurement
    • Unit 9 - Plan, Manage, Direct and Review Program Integration
  • Part F - Certified Practising Portfolio Executive
    • Introduction
    • Work Performed by the Certified Project Portfolio Executive
    • Candidate Profile
    • Assessment Requirements for Certified Project Portfolio Executive
    • Unit 1 - Identify, Categorise and Prioritise Projects and Programs
    • Unit 2 - Assess and Select Opportunities and Balancing the Portfolio
    • Unit 3 - Manage and Review Portfolio Performance
    • Unit 4 – Govern the Portfolio
    • Unit 5 – Manage Portfolio Resources
    • Unit 6 – Manage Portfolio Communications and Change
    • Unit 7 – Manage Portfolio Risk
    • Unit 8 – Lead the Portfolio