Courses & Units

Managing Projects ZAA233


In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on practical examples and incorporate analysis and design of your own major project through the delivery of the unit. You will develop skills in analysis of project management processes and problem solve to formulate a project utilising a range of tools.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:

• discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
• concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
• the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
• the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


Unit name Managing Projects
Unit code ZAA233
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mr Rene Kling
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, analyse and apply project management concepts and tools to the development of projects
  • Analyse and evaluate project planning components and structure
  • Investigate, formulate and communicate project management plans
  • Communicate the rationale for and potential impact of a proposed project
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080315 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAA203 Managing Projects|ZAS206 Managing Projects, People and Yourself|ZAS223|ZAX106


Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Weekly 2 hour tutorials; 2 x half to full day workshop per semester.

Off-campus students: Weekly 2 hour online tutorials; 2 x half to full day online workshop per semester.

AssessmentAT1: Project Initiation (25%)|AT2: Project Operations (25%)|AT3: Project Proposal (50%)|Engagement Task 1|Engagement Task 2
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