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What is the (CAPM®) and how does it relate to this programme?

Professionals who would like to build on their knowledge of project management or pursue it as a potential career path are invited to attend the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Preparatory Workshop. The workshop prepares and assists you to become CAPM® certified. This certification is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on or with project teams. Project management is a rapidly growing profession. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to many new and exciting career opportunities.


Brochure: Please refer to the Programme Information Download



Accreditation of Project Management course

Course Title: PPM is an abbreviation for Programme in Project Management (including Programme in Project Management Weekender)

Course Numbers: P000058 and P001098

Delegates who successfully complete the PPM and comply with the related assessment criteria are awarded – at a certificate ceremony – certificates of successful completion by the University of Pretoria.

In addition to the certificate, the PPM is recognized by the following:

  • PMI (Project Management Institute) – USA: The Department responsible for academic aspects of the PPM is a Registered Education Provider of the PMI and holds a Platinum-Level intellectual Property Licence from the PMI.  Candidates who attend the PPM can claim PDUs (Professional Development Units) from the PMI.
  • ECSA (Engineering Council of SA): Suitable PPM candidates can claim 5 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points from ECSA.
  • SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction. Management Professions): Suitable PPM candidates can claim 96 CPD Points.
  • PMSA (Project Management South Africa): On successful completion of the PPM, suitable candidates may be eligible to apply for the professional designation of Project Manager (PM) conferred by Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognized professional body representing the interests of project managers across sectors.

Terms and conditions apply.

Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd is wholly owned by the University of Pretoria. As a public higher education institution, the University of Pretoria functions in accordance to the Higher Education Act 101 of 1997. °Enterprises University of Pretoria offers short courses on behalf of the University and these short courses are not credit bearing, and do not lead to formal qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) — unless stated otherwise. 

Project management training courses – credibility and accreditation

A qualification is worth only as much as the credibility of university or other institute that awards the qualification or that accredits the qualification. It is therefore important to verify the status of the organization that offers a project management course and its accreditation before investing in any such training.

Universities as a whole are rated internationally and the University of Pretoria is proud to be listed as one of the 500 top universities in the world. See for example the following website that lists 12 000 or more universities:  http://www.webometrics.info/en/world 

While the University of Pretoria as a whole is typically in the top two or three positions of South African universities, certain schools and faculties are undisputedly in the first position nationally, as is the case with the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Engineering.  

The Graduate School of Engineering and Technology Management  (GSTM) is the undisputed leader in project management training and education in South Africa: It offers the only project management master’s degree course on the African Continent that is accredited by the GAC (Global Accreditation Center) of the Project Management Institute (USA).  It is furthermore the South African school with by far the most advanced, comprehensive and internationally recognized project management research outputs.  The lecturers teaching on this training programme are to a large extent the same as those that teach the exclusive GAC-accredited master’s programme and that perform the internationally recognized research in project management. Unlike the project management degree courses however, the PPM is a project management skills training course that focuses more on skills development and less on theory, hence its direct applicability to development of workplace skills. It however draws on the content and research base of the formal project management degree courses. The project management research and industry involvement of the GSTM therefore ensures that the course content remains state of the art.  

The GSTM is accredited by the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and also hosts the South African Chapter of the international Construction Industry Institute (CII).

The PPM, like all other project management courses presented by the GSTM, are well recognized nationally and internationally: The GSTM is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (USA) and is a Platinum Status Registered Education and Training Provider of PMSA (Project Management SA).

Individuals registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of SA) earn CPD points when enrolled on the Programme in Project Management (PPM) and on the advanced project management course that can be done upon completion of the PPM.


Delegates who successfully complete the PPM and comply with the related assessment criteria are awarded certificates of completion by the University of Pretoria.

The PPM is recognized by the following:

PMI (Project Management Institute) – USA

ECSA (Engineering Council of SA)

SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions)

SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals)

PMSA (Project Management South Africa)


Contact Information

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