self pacedFoundations

Product Management: Foundations

Pay-in-full online
from $899*(RRP $999)
From $19.21 per week

Get introduced to the Product Management landscape, and how it is critical to the success of any digital product or service. Cover topics such as product strategy and roadmaps, tools and delivery methods, storytelling, financial modelling and success measures.

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

Academy Xi students now have the option to subscribe to our entire range of Foundation 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 Product 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 Curious Beginners

Our Foundations courses help quench your curiosity by teaching the basics of Product Management. Easy, affordable, and perfect for independent learners.

What your curriculum looks like

Learn the basics of Product Management within 6 months. You’ll work through online course content at your own pace, and receive expert feedback at the end of the course.

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6
  • Module 7
  • Module 8
  • Module 9
  • Module 10
  • Module 11

Module 1

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Product Management fundamentals
Understand the product management landscape and how it is critical to the success of any digital product or service, no matter the size of the company or the industry.

You’ll explore:

  • What a Product Manager does
  • Understanding your company
  • Product management lifecycle: Development, introduction, growth, maturity and decline
  • Product development process

Module 2

Recommended: 5 hours per module


The Product Management team
A Product Manager must be able to work with and lead a team. Discover how to effectively manage processes and stakeholders across multiple departments:

  • Players and personalities
  • Working with Engineers and Designers
  • Understanding team technology: APIs, tech stacks, frameworks, Agile, Lean and Waterfall

Module 3

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Problem & customer understanding
Understand the problem you want to solve down to its core, and investigate what your customers’ needs, wants, and motivations are to create a product your audience will value:

  • Problem framing and problem statements
  • Double Diamond
  • Research and understanding data (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Talking to your customers

Module 4

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Product storytelling
Explore storytelling techniques that will allow you to clearly articulate and evangelise your vision for the product, its roadmap, and get all stakeholders to buy into it:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Presenting and storytelling
  • Influencing others and getting buy-in

Module 5

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Designing solutions
Build wireframes and oversee the product design phase to provide customers with a digital product or service that is functional, useful, and visually appealing:

  • Personas
  • The design process
  • Hypothesis and experiments
  • Storyframing and wireframing

Module 6

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Product strategy & roadmap
Define your plan of action to lead and coordinate the processes, relationships and strategy of a digital product or service:

  • Product strategy
  • Prioritisation
  • Product roadmap

Module 7

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Financial modelling
Make sound decisions backed by data to deliver business value and learn about:

  • Market size and estimations
  • Financial statements
  • Funding and investor reports
  • Pricing

Module 8

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Tools & delivery methods
Explore key Agile methodologies and familiarise yourself with the indispensable tools of product management to hit the ground running and meet cost and time constraints:

  • Tools of a Product Manager
  • Development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Scrum)
  • Product documentation/SOPs

Module 9

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Launch & ongoing management
Discover the key steps to launch your product, craft a strong messaging and grow you user base:

  • Product messaging
  • Go to market and launch
  • Product improvements and opportunities
  • Product growth

Module 10

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Measuring success

  • Analyse key metrics to assess the results and define data-driven and actionable next steps
  • Product management metrics
  • Decommissioning products: knowing when to retire products and features

Module 10

Recommended: 5 hours per module


Curate your final artefacts from the course activities to demonstrate your Product Management knowledge and skills. Your mentor will review your project presentation and provide structured feedback.


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Prepare your final portfolio for feedback

At the end of your Foundations course, an industry expert will review your portfolio and provide structured feedback on what you have done well and ways you can improve.

Why study Product 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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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 Media Buyer to Experience Designer

Berlin Liew

Being introduced to UX design was a defining moment for Berlin; one that changed her career path and set her on a journey of self discovery. Berlin spoke with us about her experience studying UX Design and her ongoing passion for mentoring.

Berlin Liew, abc

From HR to Entrepreneur

Julie Dal Santo

After working for years in Human Resources, Julie was looking for something new to study to reclaim her ‘professional mojo’. Little did Julie know at the time, but training in User Experience Design was going to lead to her leaving her profession and starting up her own successful enterprise.

Julie Dal Santo, abc

From Cook to UX/UI Designer

Sanjay Jaya

Ten minutes after his interview, Jay got an offer: a dream job that’s a product of his learning experience, hard work, self-belief, and a little help from our career support team. Read about Jay’s professional journey and how he navigated his career path in a new industry and a new country.

Sanjay Jaya, abc

Some frequently asked questions

Product Management is the process to effectively take a new product or service from idea to market. Driving every moment of a product’s lifecycle, Product Managers are ‘jacks of all trades’ who sit at the centre of all activities and have skills across management, analytics, and creative fields.

Product Management is a booming field that shaped the careers of Apple, Google, eBay, FedEx and Amazon founders. Bridging the worlds of technology, business and design, Product Managers are critical to business success and highly valued in the workplace.

If you want to upskill or land a job right away, studying UX UI online can quickly get you to where you want to be. At Academy Xi, we offer intensive online programs that equip you with the full spectrum of theoretical and practical skills required in a well-rounded Product Manager. Our Career Support Program has an excellent track record, with 97% of our graduates landing jobs in related fields.

Our Product Management Transform course is designed to take you from beginner to job-ready. You’ll receive comprehensive guidance and support from our Career Support Program and undertake activities including:

  • Finesse: Add shine to your Product Management portfolio, CV and LinkedIn profile, creating a compelling career narrative
  • Practice: Hone your soft skills, such as interview and presentation techniques
  • Search: Expand your industry network, then find and apply for your dream roles

In this course you’ll experience our ‘flipped classroom’ style of learning, where students cover course content independently before coming together to discuss concepts, ask questions and collaborate with mentor support. You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • Readings
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Regular live sessions with your mentor and peers
  • 1:1 sessions with your mentor
  • 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

Have questions? We’re here to listen.

…and any other concerns!

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