• Project Lifecycle
  • Project Justification & Design (Logic, Scope, Who)
  • Project Planning (Schedule, Budget, Risk)
  • Project Delivery (Tracking, Adapting, Completing)
  • Project Articulation


  • Gain a working knowledge and practical understanding of the nature of public sector projects and the fundamental elements of project management
  • Work effectively within the project lifecycle, engaging the necessary actions from initiation to evaluation
  • Apply proven scoping and planning techniques to projects

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those who might have been exposed to project management but are still at an introductory level. It will suit those who need a refresher on the basics of project management or want to improve their knowledge and learn some systems to perform more efficiently.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

  • Better understand your project requirements to achieve greater project success and understanding in your agency/ organisation
  • Improved capability of staff will create project efficiencies in your agency/organisation
  • Receive a full suite of digital tools that you can utilise immediately to better manage projects

* Participants are requested to bring a current or future project with them.

Learn about our speakers

Mark Priadko


Mark Priadko helps his business clients think clearly through complex situations and opportunities.

Mark has worked for over 15 years as a freelance contractor and consultant based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Clients include organisations from all levels of government (state, federal and local), Universities, and other for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. His love of learning, his experience and understanding of finances and strategy, and his curiosity lead him to insights into how organisations and their various functions and projects can be progressed or improved.

Mark Priadko works with his clients to more clearly understand their organisations helping them make quality decisions often in complex situations. Mark is engaged by his clients in a range of ways including:
• Independent thinking - to perform detailed organisational and financial analysis and deliver reports containing findings and recommendations and to produce business cases, proposals or business plans designed to improve the organisation
• Training and Development - to develop and deliver training in courses on topics like Financial Management, Strategic Thinking, Constructing Business Cases, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving and Analysing and Presenting Data.
• Facilitated thinking - To facilitate the thinking and planning necessary to help an organisation develop strategic and business plans, business cases/proposals and approaches to reporting.

Mark has developed and delivered a range of training courses for publicly offered programs and tailored courses specific to client requirements. Tailoring of training takes into account specific organisational requirements, processes and reporting formats as well as the development of case studies relevant to the organisation.

Courses and training materials have been developed for:
• Financial Management (including managing budgets and financial plans)
• Strategic Thinking
• Preparing reports and business cases
• Analysing and presenting data
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• An Introduction to Project Management
• Innovation and Creativity.

Clients include public sector Departments (State and Federal), Local Councils, Universities, Large Infrastructure Companies and not-for-profit organisations.

The first half of his professional career led him to Executive roles in South Australian Treasury and Finance. He has a deep knowledge of government decision-making processes and public sector financial management. The second half of his career has seen Mark work with a range of clients, largely public sector, on initiatives to improve their organisations or develop their staff. Mark has public sector clients based in Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart.

Mark’s former responsibilities in Treasury and Finance included providing advice on the State Government’s financial strategy, legislation and policies, overseeing whole of government banking, financial reporting and related financial systems and working with agencies as part of the annual budget process and weekly Cabinet processes.

Mark also worked for in BHP Billiton as a team leader involved in establishing teams in the Shared Service Centre in 2000 and 2001.
Mark has an Honours Degree in Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

Mark is married (to Gemma for over 24 years) and has three adult/teenager children. He also serves as a volunteer board member for Arid Recovery Pty Ltd (conservation and research organisation) and as a trustee for the Julie Farr McLeod Benevolent Fund (supporting services to the disability community).

Upcoming course availability


November 2024

Fridays, 29 Nov + 6 Dec 2024
(two half days)


2 half days

Competency framework
First Line Manager Core (ASO2-ASO5)
Middle Manager Common (ASO6-ASO8)
(this competency framework is recommended as a guide only)

Extensive digital workbook and resources

Online via Cisco Webex

Personal Member $515
State Govt Employee Member $555
Corporate Member $565
Non-member $645

This course is part of the Fundamental Skills of Management Series (online). Register for the full series and save up to 15% on the full price of each course.

As well as expert input and resource manuals for future reference, here is an opportunity to work with colleagues across the public sector who are all tackling the same big challenges across 4 units:

  •     Introduction to Supervision Management
  •     Strategic Thinking
  •     Managing Public Sector Budgets
  •     Managing Your Project: An Introduction to Project Management

  • “Presented in an interesting forum with relevant examples and tailored to a public sector environment using real time problems and examples, truly appreciated.”



  • “The course has provided with me with fantastic tools and strategies to manage projects more effectively and efficiently and provide easy updates to others as required.”


    SA Health, SAAS

  • ““[When I get back to work] I'll be better able to prepare and manage tasks and projects by being better informed of the planning processes required.”


    The SACE Board of South Australia

  • The presenter (Mark) provided some very useful examples based on his experience in the field and the folder with all the information is a very valuable resource. The diversity of worksites and experiences amongst the group also made for very interesting learning.”


    Department for Education

  • “Planning, structuring, content was great. Mark was fantastic; very knowledgeable.”


    The SACE Board of South Australia

  • “My mindset around how I do projects was the big take away. At the moment I'm doing projects here and there in addition to my current work (non-project). This course helped identify how to take a project mindset, as opposed to a 'process'.”


    Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure