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Master of Project Management
The Master of Project Management at
the University of New South Wales in
Canberra provides students with the
opportunity to acquire an understanding
and advanced analytical skills in the
key areas required to manage a project
-- integration management
-- scope management
-- communications management
-- risk management
-- quality management
-- schedule management
-- cost management
-- human resource management
-- procurement management
Doctor of Project Management
On completion of a Master of Project
Management degree, a further period
of research (2 years full-time equivalent)
may be undertaken to lead to the award
of a Doctor of Project Management.
Modes of Study
Courses are available via distance or
intensive delivery mode.
Program participants can tailor their
program in a flexible learning education
environment to suit their experience and
background and focus their studies in
areas best suited to their workplace and
Appllications for Semester 1, close
20 January 2014. (Defence funding
applications close 1 November 2013)
Apply online at :
If you require more information about this
programs please contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6268 9566
Organisations are dynamic entities that need to respond to changes in their industry,
the regulatory environment, the technologies they either deliver or utilise, and their
relationships with suppliers and customers in achieving their strategic objectives.
Regardless of whether changes are proactive or reactive, projects play a key role in
successful change occurring through transformation and innovation.
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Army October 24, 2013
Patrolmen build skills
Troops conduct weapons training, surveillance, navigation and signalling at Kangaroo Flats, Capt James Hook reports.
TWO dozen reservists have
completed Norforce's demand-
ing Patrolman's Course,
conducted over two weeks
in September at the Kangaroo Flats
Training Area south of Darwin.
The troops practised surveillance and
patrolling techniques by day and night,
weapons handling, navigation, signalling
and sign interpretation.
Norforce patrolmen conduct recon-
naissance, surveillance, community
engagement and training activities in
the unit's area of operations, across the
Northern Territory and Kimberley region
of Western Australia.
Pte Harley Kennedy, a carpenter from
Derby in WA and the course student of
merit, said he enjoyed learning new skills
and meeting new people.
"Thanks to the Army, I've got mates
all over the country," he said.
Pte Amy Thomson, who works on
a cattle station near Kununurra in WA,
became the first woman in more than a
decade to complete the course, and is
eligible to become the first female patrol-
man as the ADF removes gender restric-
tions from combat roles.
"I'm used to working outdoors in
the heat and humidity, so the conditions
didn't bother me," Pte Thomson said.
"The course was heaps of fun."
She impressed the other soldiers with
her marksmanship, including a five-round
F88 grouping of 23mm, perfectly hung
mosquito net, and good humour.
Eleven of the new patrolmen had
just completed the five-month Defence
Indigenous Development Program
(DIDP), which aims to provide young
indigenous adults with the life skills
and the confidence to secure continuous
employment of their choice.
Among them were Pte Ernie Boona,
of Kalumburu in the Kimberly region of
WA, and Pte Ethan Southwell (the DIDP
student of merit) of Brisbane, both of
whom are now considering joining the
The trainees endured tough physical
challenges, including early morning runs
with rifle, pack, webbing and 10 litres of
A welcome distraction was watching
the moon set each morning behind the
magnetic termite mounds by the demoli-
Pte Jeffrey Tamate and Pte Jimmy
Jackonia joined the course from
Norforce's sister regional force surveil-
lance unit 51FNQR.
Soldiers came from a mix of back-
grounds for the course, which supports
troops to join one of the three RFSUs
that protect Australia's remote northern
Pte Keith Maag was a pilot from
Nhulunbuy, Pte Phill Katopau was a
police officer from Alice Springs, Pte
Darryl Williams was a fisherman from
Kununurra and Pte Keith Dhamarrandji
was a hunter from Gapuwiyak.
All are now looking forward to mak-
ing use of their new skills when they take
part in long-range patrols, operating hun-
dreds of kilometres from base for up to
two weeks at a time.
Overwatch: Ptes Brayden Stokes and Phill Katopau establish an observation post at sunset.
Photos by Capt James Hook
Keen eye: Pte Keith Dhamarrandji, of Gapuwiak, conducts fire and
movement drills by a billabong.
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