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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Advanced Project Management Programme (75280)


To equip students with appropriate managerial, professional and individual competencies to be effective results-orientated project managers and professionals 

Target group

Middle-level managers in large organisation and persons who have a leadership role in smaller organisations 

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a Senior Certificate and at least three years’ managerial experience. Admission is granted on the understanding that students are able to attend weekly syndicate group meetings and the compulsory study schools at the SBL in Midrand. Apply well in advance to ensure admission; for application form you can visit the SBL website: A clear photocopy of the form can be used. 



One year 

Language medium


Registration periods

January 2017 to February 2017 


Study School Dates:  

Two study schools per module will take place. Dates will be communicated to successful students. 


Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning and multimedia interaction through an electronic delivery system (eds online). Two study group assignments to be submitted that will count towards the year mark. One self-assessment assignment. The key areas of the syllabi are covered by a balanced combination of distance education, residential tuition, study-group activities, assignments and multimedia interaction through an electronic delivery system (eds online). 

Kind of assessment


Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies 

Formative assessment: 

Two study group assignments which counts towards the year mark and one self-assessment assignment 

Summative assessment: 


A three-hour open-book examination in each of the modules 

Project Planning and Control (APMCN11)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Work breakdown structure 
  • Project planning 
  • Project scheduling 
  • Project budgeting 
  • Control projects 


Project Budgeting and Finance (APMFN12)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Feasibility of projects 
  • The costs of projects 
  • Cost estimations for projects 
  • Project cost control 
  • Financial aspects of tenders and quotes 


Labour Law and Contracts (APMLL13)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Basic principles of the law of contract 
  • Basic principles of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution 
  • Principles underlying mediation and arbitration as well as the hybrid processes of alternative dispute resolution 
  • The Employment Equity Act 
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 
  • The Labour Relations Act 
  • Occupational Health and Safety, Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseases Act, and the Unemployment Insurance Act 


Integrated Project Management (APMMA14)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Project management as integrated management system 
  • The role of the project manager 
  • Project planning 
  • Project control 


Supply Chain Management and Marketing (APMMA15)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Management of a supply base 
  • Relationship between the supply chain and marketing management 
  • Understanding the intricacies of marketing management 
  • Principles of productivity management in supply chain management 


Managing and Leading Human Resources (APMMH16)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Strategic human resource management 
  • Diversity in the workplace 
  • Management and deployment of human resources through participation processes 
  • Managing employee performance from a strategic perspective and applying it in project management 
  • Managing and developing human resources both locally and internationally 
  • Identifying opportunities for change and transformation and the negotiation and implementation thereof 


Course leader

Prof A A Okharedia BSC Hons MSc LLB LLM PhD 

Office 4-16, SBL Building, cnr First & Smuts Avenue, Midrand 

Tel: 011 652 0000 

Tel: 011 652 0375 

Fax: 011 652 0299 


Programme administrator(s)

Ms M E Mogokare 

Office 4-12, SBL Building, cnr First & Smuts Avenue, Midrand 

Tel: 011 652 0000 

Tel: 011 652 00371 

Fax: 011 652 0299