Australian Institute of Project Management

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Australian Institute of Project Management
Australian Institute of Project Management Logo.jpg
Type Professional Society
Interim National President
Ian Sharpe MAIPM CPPD[1]
Yvonne Butler

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the largest professional project management institute in the Australasian region.

The AIPM became an International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association in 2009.[2] AIPM shares common objectives with IPMA, this includes the development of world project management standards and practices. AIPM is IPMA’s second largest Member Association, giving the AIPM having a strong influence within IPMA's PM community.[3]


The RegPM ("Registered Project Manager") is AIPM's project management certification program. Candidates who undertake the program are required to compile and show evidence that displays their competence in Project Management methodologies. The award is given at one of four levels.[4]

  • CPPE - Certified Practising Portfolio Executive
  • CPPD - Certified Practising Project Director
  • CPPM - Certified Practising Project Manager
  • CPPP - Certified Practising Project Practitioner

Competence Based Assessment[edit]

The candidate undertaking the RegPM program must fully understand, and be competent in, all components of a project, program or Portfolio life-cycle.[5] They must show this based around their current and previous workplace experiences.[6] Accreditation or certification for the levels requires the completion of an Assessment Record Book (ARB). The Completion of the ARB consists of answering many questions on Project, Program or Portfolio Management theory which also requires the candidate to provide a logbook of evidence supporting their level of competence.[7]

Candidates of the RegPM award are assigned an assessor and must show they have achieved a level of competence in the following areas of Project Management:[8]

  • Plan and Manage Scope
  • Plan and Manage Time
  • Manage Project Costs
  • Plan and manage quality
  • Plan and manage Project Human Resources
  • Plan and manage project communications
  • Plan and manage project risk
  • Plan and manage project procurement
  • Manage Application of Project Integrative Processes


AIPM offers membership for individuals, organisations, universities, colleges and other academic institutions.

Individual Membership consists of

  • Student membership
  • Affiliate membership
  • Associate membership
  • Full Member
  • Life Fellow, Fellow and Honorary Fellow

For Corporate membership, these include Minor and Major Corporate Memberships.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AIPM names Interim National President, Yvonne Butler, AIPM, 19 February 2015
  2. ^ [1] Member Associations
  3. ^ [2] AIPM & IPMA - A Global Partnership
  4. ^
  5. ^ [3] AIPM Certification
  6. ^ "RegPM Assessments". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  7. ^ [4] Accreditation or Certification -REGPM LEVELS
  8. ^

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