PROJECT MANAGER CAREER OVERVIEW
WHAT DO I DO FOR A LIVING?
A Project Manager is a motivated and effective leader who is accountable for the success or failure of a project. Project Managers are multitaskers, have great time management and organisation skills, are fantastic communicators and are trusted and reliable. They do not carry out all the work themselves but have project teams that work under them and make sure all the objectives of the project are carried out. However, if there are things that veer off track or are mismanaged, the Project Manager is always ultimately accountable. A Project Manager is responsible for planning, executing and closing projects. This includes defining the project, building its comprehensive workplan and managing the budget.
THE INCREASING NEED FOR PROJECT MANAGERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The megatrend towards project management in organisations is fast gaining traction, and we’re facing a severe shortage of skilled Project Managers in South Africa. As business interactions between and within organisations become ever more complex, the need to effectively manage available time and resources becomes vital. As such, and coupled with significant investment in infrastructure and service, the demand for project management (PM) skills in South Africa has increased significantly across a wide variety of industries.
LEARNER CAREER PATH
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: HORIZONTAL ARTICULATION
National Certificate in Generic Management, NQF Level 5
Higher Certificate in Operations Management, NQF Level 5
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: VERTICAL ARTICULATION
WHERE CAN I WORK?
Project management is a cross-cutting function, needed in all social and economic sectors. There are many industries which are in need of Project Management professions such as, Information and Communication Technology Finance & Insurance, Engineering, Human Resources, Advertising, Marketing, Construction, Retail, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Government and more.