Centre for Continuing Education

Change Management for Projects Course: Core Skills

Change management for projects. Lead for effective change.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

In partnership with the School of Project Management
All course materials have been developed in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s School of Project Management. The School’s team comprises world-class academics and researchers – ensuring we deliver the highest quality content. Course participants can gain Professional Development Unit (PDU) points towards becoming a Project Management Professional®.

Learn the basics of change management and gain practical experience with planning and implementing change.

This practical change management course will show you how to develop a change plan, select an appropriate change model, and apply the model to case studies and real-life scenarios. You will also learn to post-evaluate to take corrective action where necessary to refine and reinforce the change process.

This non-award course provides up to 7 Professional Development Unit (PDU) points with the Project Management Institute (PMI) towards becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. This is awarded at the discretion of the external party.


This course is also endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.



This course aims to introduce you to a range of change management models and provide first-hand, practical experience with planning and implementing change in projects and as part of your everyday work.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • support and lead others through the change management curve
  • define, plan and implement a change initiative
  • measure change readiness and the effectiveness of change
  • develop skills to persuade and influence others, have difficult conversations and drive a positive culture within your team
  • describe the psychology of change, change fatigue, organisational culture and different models and approaches to change management.


Why change?

  • What makes culture and change important?
  • The psychology of change
  • Models of leading change

Plan and implement change

  • Change and communications plan
  • Change readiness and effectiveness assessment
  • Strategies and interventions to deliver change, including a training needs analysis, training plan and coaching plan

Develop your change toolkit

  • Challenging and constructive conversations to effectively deliver change on the ground
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Personality traits and learning styles
  • Leading change, for e.g. being the change you want to see
  • Positive psychology interventions including reflective practice

Change models

  • The human factors that make change so difficult (Kubler Ross change curve)

Intended audience

This course is suitable for anyone involved in managing a change process, whether this be on an organisational-wide level or within a team setting. In particular, the course is designed for:

  • Change Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • HR Advisors and Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Communication Advisors and Managers
  • Change Champions
  • Executive Officers
  • the ‘accidental’ change manager
  • anyone in a position involved in change management.



Delivery style

This one-day course focuses on experiential learning. Content is broken into 10-15 minute blocks and immediately followed by group activities where the theory is put into action.

A range of interactive methods will be used including:

  • storytelling and the use of professional examples to exhibit concepts
  • self-reflection and group discussions
  • case studies where the concepts are actively applied
  • individual and team activities and presentations
  • suggested readings for after training.


You will receive:

  • course materials with case study activities and sample templates for your toolkit
  • a Statement of Completion indicating eligibility for PDUs (points/contact hours).

In order to access online course materials, we recommend that you bring your own device (Windows or Mac) to class. You should ensure your device is fully charged as access to power is limited. Please note that the University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Additional information

The Project Management Professional (PMP), PgMP, PMI-RMP and PMI-SP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Centre for Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). CCE has been approved by PMI to issue PDUs for our courses.

Once you complete this course, you will receive an email with a code to claim PDUs from the Project Management Institute, Inc.

For further information on PMI, please visit the Project Management Institute website.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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