Professional and corporate education

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Professional development and short courses

Looking to up-skill or refresh your knowledge? Whether you want to learn something new, deepen your existing knowledge or accelerate your career, our flexible, tailor-made professional and corporate education courses will take you to the next level. 

Project management

Project Schedule & Budget Control 

This course introduces attendees to the underlying principles and practice of managing project schedules and budgets.

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Introduction to Microsoft Project

This course provides attendees with an understanding of the processes for managing projects using Microsoft Project (MS Project) as one of the most widely used tools for project management.

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Stakeholder Management 

Effective stakeholder management is critical to building coalitions, achieving outcomes and ensuring the success of your work.

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Systems thinking and problem solving

Evidence-based problem-solving discipline 

Problem-solving gets more challenging and overwhelming when issues become complex with multiple stakeholders and a large amount of information from different sources — a new norm in the digital and big data era.

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Critical Thinking

This critical thinking short course strengthens your ability to objectively analyse and assess problems accurately, evaluate alternative solutions, and anticipate likely risks.

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Problem Formulation

Attempting to solve a problem without deep understanding and a well-formulated plan will result in failure or just a short-term solution with future consequences.

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Multi-criteria option assessment

In the process of solving a problem, you'll be faced with the daunting task of choosing a number of options, where each option has its own merits according to several criteria.

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Strategic Decision Making (Evening online) 

This seven-week, part-time, online course provides new directors, senior executives, and managers with a solid grounding in the basics of strategy and strategic decision-making through practical examples.

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Introduction to Digital Twin 

A digital twin is a term used to describe a digital replica of a product in use. This idea is made possible by growing sensor ubiquity, product connectivity, computational power, and data storage.

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Systems Thinking for a Complex World

You'll explore the principles and qualitative tools of Systems Thinking and delve into the world of feedback loops. You'll understand how interactions within systems create dynamic, complex behaviours, and learn to manage these loops for successful management decisions. 

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Transforming Complexity into Clarity: A System Dynamics Approach

Whether you're in business, society, or the environment, understanding how systems work and how decisions can impact them is critical. With System Dynamics, you can simulate different scenarios and predict the consequences of your decisions. Our module introduces you to the principles of System Dynamics and its qualitative and quantitative tools.

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Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis: Bayesian Networks in Action

Bayesian inference and Bayesian Networks (BN) provide a modelling and decision-support tool for uncertain and limited numerical data. In our Bayesian Network course, learners will master the fundamental principles of Bayes theory, Bayesian Inference and Bayesian Networks.

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Capability management

Defence Capability Management Fundamentals

This 2 day course introduces the fundamental behaviours, principles, concepts and framework of the Australian Defence Organisations Capability Policy.

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Defence Capability Management - Intermediate

This course will focus on the artefacts and processes necessary to support capability effects management through the Risk Mitigation and Requirements Setting phase of the Defence Capability Management process to completion of Gate 2 of the Capability Managers Gate Review Process.

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Introduction to Naval Combat and Weapons Systems 

This 1-day course will familiarise participants, especially those with limited prior exposure to naval combat and weapon systems, with the context necessary to effectively support naval combat and weapons systems across all phases of capability management.

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Systems engineering practices

Systems Engineering – Core 

Provides attendees with a practical understanding of the discipline of contemporary systems engineering including the associated product, processes, tools, management practices for an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the full life cycle of successful product, service and enterprise systems. 

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Systems Engineering – Advanced 

This course provides an advanced understanding of the concept and application of Systems Engineering across a variety of industries.

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Model based Systems Engineering (Evening online) 

Based on the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the formalised application of modelling to support the systems in their whole life cycle, which includes requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation. 

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Introduction to Digital Engineering 

Digital competencies are now an inevitable skill as organisations are progressing through digital transformation. The Introduction for Digital Engineering course helps professionals on the front line of this revolution to prepare for this transition.

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