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Project Management (Digital) : Elevate

Pay-in-full online
from $2,520*(RRP $2,800)
From $53.85 per week

Formalise your Project Management capabilities with emphasis on digital practice, and boost your career with the ability to deliver projects efficiently and to budget.

*Save on our Elevate courses when you pay in full!

We’re launching a subscription model for all Elevate courses.

Academy Xi students now have the option to subscribe to our entire range of Elevate courses across all our portfolios for a monthly fee. Use this as a way to gain a wider digital skillset and give yourself an advantage as you compete for roles in the ever-changing employment landscape.

Our graduates are now the driving force behind some of Australia’s most innovative brands

Why choose this course?

No prerequisites or previous experience required

Launch your Digital Project Management journey today, no matter what level of experience you have! Our beginner-friendly approach will help get you up to speed in no time.

Flexible and self-paced

With 6 months access, the speed at which you tackle online course content is up to you. Study at your own pace and fit learning into your busy lifestyle.

Created for Upskillers

Our Elevate courses help you boost your career with sought-after Digital Project Management skills. Unlock higher salaries and job growth potential.

What your curriculum looks like

Upskill in Digital Project Management within 6 months. You’ll work through interactive online course content at your own pace, and have the support of an industry mentor when you need it.

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6
  • Module 7
  • Module 8
  • Module 9
  • Module 10

Module 1

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Introduction to Project Management (Digital)
Understand how digital projects - from mobile apps to digital transformations - are brought to life, from ideation all the way to go-live and maintenance. Learn what factors can make or break a digital project, and the qualities of the best Digital Project Managers.

Module 2

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Setting up your project for success
Starting a new project can be both exciting and challenging. Set yourself up for success by taking a bird’s-eye view of your project. Understand your project’s business need, when it’s due and how you will run it to balance competing constraints of time, scope and budget.

Module 3

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Waterfall – scoping
Get started with the first of three modules focused on Waterfall/traditional way of managing digital projects. Gather requirements by engaging with stakeholders, then translate these requirements into a project scope and Work Breakdown Structure.

Module 4

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Waterfall – planning
Learn all the steps involved in planning a project. Create a Gantt chart to schedule activities and allocate resources. Learn the essential elements of a communication plan, risk management plan and quality management plan.

Module 5

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Waterfall – managing
Learn how to manage different aspects of the project to stay on track: time, scope, budget, resources and quality. Prepare status reports and learn how to translate technical status into client-friendly language.

Module 6

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Agile Scrum 1
Explore the world of Agile Scrum - its principles, roles, ceremonies and artifacts. Translate project requirements into agile-friendly epics, stories and tasks. Use Atlassian’s Jira to build your backlog.

Module 7

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Agile Scrum 2
Understand how to plan your sprint, conduct daily Scrums, work within an Agile team and navigate roadblocks. You’ll learn about reporting and engage in a sprint retrospective and review

Module 8

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Leadership & problem-solving
Delve more deeply into managing and troubleshooting various digital project management challenges. When things go wrong, how do you get your project back on track?

Module 9

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


Launching digital projects
Look at the final stages of a project including testing & QA, approval, Go Live and closing projects. Learn about oft-neglected activities: post-launch maintenance, assessing the success of your project and lessons learned.

Module 10

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module


More human, storytelling & presentation skills
Get useful tips for common scenarios like working with remote teams and managing 3rd party vendors. Wrap up by learning how to be an innovative and ‘future-focussed’ PM.


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Work 1:1 with an industry expert

All Elevate students have access to an industry mentor as they progress through their course. Your mentor is an expert in the field and can provide insider tips and guidance on-demand.

Why study Digital Project Management at Academy Xi?

Fees & payment options

We offer a range of flexible payment options so you can achieve your goals today, and pay at your own pace.

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 6 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free.

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From $55 /week

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 12 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free

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From $55 /week


Pay upfront

Pay for your course upfront to receive a discount on the full amount, and be eligible for any additional special offers.

Total cost of course




Student success stories

Our students come from different walks of life and have supercharged their careers, landing coveted jobs in the Design, Tech, and Marketing fields.

From HR Service to Product Management

Ray Jaramis

After 2 years with Employment Hero, upskilling in Product Management is helping Ray design a scalable HR, payroll and benefits platform that promises to empower millions of Australians. Find out how Ray’s new skillset is helping him hatch a plan to make financial advice accessible to everyday Australians.

Ray Jaramis, Product Management Elevate

From studying Digital Marketing to booming family business

Brad Cluff

After moving back to his hometown and studying Digital Marketing, Brad transformed the bottom line of his family’s hospitality business – with numbers up by 70%.

Brad Cluff, Digital Marketing Transform

From Multimedia Production to Customer Experience

Ben McCarthy

As a Multimedia Producer at Melbourne’s Fed Square, Ben decided to upskill in CX and give the venue’s visitors experiences they’ll never forget. Find out how the Customer Experience: Elevate course is helping Ben plan events that are bringing a buzz to one of Melbourne’s most loved venues.

Ben McCarthy, abc

Some frequently asked questions

Project management is the process of leading a team that delivers that project and the best possible outcomes. Projects are normally temporary, rather than recurring. They should have a fixed timeline, allocated resources and a defined beginning and end. Projects may be large or small, complex or simple, and may take years to complete, or could be completed within a few days.

In a digital setting, projects come in all shapes and sizes, from developing large-scale web apps to orchestrating marketing campaigns. Digital Project Management is all about using cutting-edge tech to get the job done more efficiently and guiding a digital project from conception to completion.

In the broadest sense, Digital Project Managers are responsible for planning, organising, and directing the completion of digital projects for an organisation, while ensuring these projects are delivered on time, on budget, and within scope.

Although no two roles will ever be the same, some of the day-to-day tasks that go into being a Digital Project Manager include:

  • Planning projects (often using the waterfall approach)
  • Motivating, managing and getting the best out of your team
  • Running Agile Scrum sprints
  • Troubleshooting and getting failing projects back on track
  • Managing scope, time, budget, resources, risk and quality
  • Dealing with internal and external stakeholders

In the digital age, project managers use collaborative tools and software to synchronise teams and successfully deliver projects with greater efficiency than ever before. Here’s a shortlist of some of the software options that are powering-up today’s

  • TeamGantt TeamGantt is project planning software that brings Gantt charts online. It offers free tools for creating gantt charts and allows you to share them with teams, stakeholders and clients, enabling project plans to take shape collaboratively.
  • Jira Jira is part of a family of products designed to make managing team projects easier. Digital Project Managers use Jira to create roadmaps, product backlogs and sprint boards, which can be accessed and worked on by an entire team.
  • is an online work management platform that helps teams of all sizes plan, track and schedule their daily tasks. From large-scale product roadmaps to daily iterations, enables teams to define clear ownership of tasks, track productivity,
    manage sprints and collaborate effectively.

In this course you’ll experience flexible and self-paced learning, where students cover course content independently and browse material on our engaging learning platform. You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • Readings
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • 1:1 support sessions
  • Hands-on activities and practical project work
  • Q&A via chat and discussion boards

We offer three online course formats across design, tech and business that deliver a range of practical outcomes:

  • Transform courses teach job-ready skills and help you launch a new career
  • Elevate courses expand your existing skill set and progress your career
  • Foundations courses teach introductory skills and build a knowledge base

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