The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) offer an industry recognition programme for experienced project team members, project managers and programme managers. This certification offers the opportunity to have your skills and competence recognised within the project management industry.
How can I get AIPM certification?
We offer AIPM accredited assessors who will assess your competency against the industry standards. You will need to prepare a portfolio of evidence against a range of industry performance criteria to demonstrate your competence.
AIPM offers 3 levels of certification
- CPPP – Certified Practicing Project Practitioner – this is aimed at project team members and is aligned to the Certificate IV in Project Management qualification level.
- CPPM – Certified Practicing Project Manager - this is aimed at project managers and is aligned to the Diploma of Project Management qualification level
- CPPD – Certified Practicing Project Director - this is aimed at project directors and program managers and is aligned to the Advanced Diploma of Project Management qualification level
Further information on these levels of certification are available on the AIPM website.
3 steps to RPL assessment.
- Once you have applied for AIPM certification assessment towards a qualification, one of our assessors will contact you to arrange an initial briefing. This briefing will provide you with more detail on the process and how you can demonstrate your competency against each of the performance criteria for the certification. You will then start to collate your evidence portfolio.
- Once you are approximately 50% through the collation of your evidence you will have a coaching session with your assessor. At this session you can ask questions as to the suitability of your evidence, and the assessor will help you to identify any gaps in your evidence and propose options to close these gaps.
- Once you have completed your portfolio of evidence then you are ready for the final assessment. You will be assessed by your assessor.
How do I apply for AIPM certification?
If you think that you have sufficient experience in the project management industry, then you can apply for AIPM certification assessment.
How long will it take?
After your application for AIPM certification you have a maximum of 12 months to complete your assessment. The minimum duration can be as short as a week but is wholly dependent upon the amount of time you take to prepare your portfolio of evidence. Typically candidates take between 2 to 3 months.
The cost for the assessment for any one of the following levels of certification is $1950 (including GST).
Note that you must also be a member of AIPM. An additional application fee is payable to AIPM. See AIPM website for details of payment of these fees. Click here
- Certified Practicing Project Practitioner
- Certified Practicing Project Manager
- Certified Practicing Project Director
Special package deal – vocational qualification and AIPM certification
Apply for a national qualification through RPL assessment and an AIPM certification assessment together and save time and money. Conditions apply – see below for details
- Combined Certificate IV in Project Management assessment by RPL and CPPP AIPM certification
- Combined Diploma of Project Management assessment by RPL and CPPM AIPM certification
- Combined Advanced Diploma of Project Management assessment by RPL and CPPD AIPM certification
Terms and Conditions of special package deal
Assessments for both qualification and AIPM certification will be run concurrently. Candidates will only receive one initial assessment briefing, one coaching session and one assessment session. The assessor will provide information, coaching and assessment for both qualification and certification at the same time. Time frame of 12 months still applies.
Terms and Conditions of AIPM certification assessment
- Candidates have a maximum of 12 months to complete their assessment from the date of application
- 5 calendar days are required for changes to arranged meetings with the assessor. Failure to adhere to this will mean that meetings are forfeit and additional costs will apply.
- Failure to attend meetings with the assessor including coaching sessions and assessments will be forfeited. Additional costs will apply to re-schedule these meetings
- Candidates not achieving competence at the final assessment will incur additional costs for re-assessment. Your assessor will advise you of the nature of these costs as they are dependent on the assessment outcomes.
- Dates and times of meetings with the assessor will be agreed on an individual basis at the time of application for the assessment. Fees are based upon meetings within a major capital city or via video conference, email and telephone.