Project Manager or Project Administrator

Today’s competitive environment requires organisations to improve and grow. To do so requires projects to create new and better services and products. Managing and administrating these projects requires project management skills and project management is now seen as an industry independent career choice. It is an exciting, dynamic, and hugely desirable career, attracting an immense spectrum of professionals from all corners of the globe. Project Management skills can empower and assist you with the tools, techniques, and processes required to complete projects on time, within budget and to project specifications. Project management is a universally beneficial skill to have and can be used across a multitude of industries and in every organisation or business.

Project Managers vs Project Administrators

Project Managers and Project Administrators are both valued individuals and in demand and both are essential to the successful completion of projects. Although the Project Manager and the Project Administrator work closely together to ensure the successful completion of a project, their roles and functions are different. What they have in common though is a solid background in the principles, tools, techniques, and tools of project management.

Project Managers are individuals in charge of specific projects within an organisation. They are skilled at getting the best out of the people and projects that they oversee. The typical functions of a Project Manager are to plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of the specific project being worked on.

Project administration is the key to achieving success and maintaining control on any project. The Project Administrator contributes essential administrative support to the project team under the direction of a Project Manager. Typical duties of a Project administrator include all aspects of facilitating a project, convening meetings, collecting project information, taking meeting minutes, assisting with the developing of reports and presentations, and arranging training for project staff. In addition, the project Administrator participates in budget administration, keeping records, and assisting with forecasting project performance. Project Administrators can, and often do, advance into a Project Manager role.

Course outline

This comprehensive course in project management consists of three modules creating a path which leads to an Academy of York certificate as a Project Manager or Project Administrator. Two of the three modules (Communications and Project Management Fundamentals) are common to both paths and must be completed first before choosing the Project Manager or Project Administrator end-goal.

It is important to note that Project Manager and Project Administrator are two distinct career paths each focusing on a specific and necessary area of project management. At the end of Module 2, the learner is required to make a choice between Project Manager (Module 3a) or the Project Administration (Module 3b). Please note that it is possible to cross over between the two modules on payment of an additional fee.

The course is made up of the following modules,

Module 1: Fundamental Communication

Module 2: Project Management Fundamentals

Module 3a: Project Manager


Module 3b: Project Administrator

Assessment and Award

Academy of York is a Recognized Education and Training Provider (RETP) of Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognized professional body conferring designations in the project management industry. This means that Academy of York’s PM related course offerings and the requirements for progression along the PMSA framework for careers in project management and professional designations, are in alignment. This course will be assessed through comprehensive assignments. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Academy of York certificate.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is a Silver Level Recognized Education and Training Provider (RETP) of Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognized professional body conferring designations in the project management industry. The Academy of York is also accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

Course Name: Project Manager or Project Administrator (PMPA01)
Price Before bursary R17,500
Price after bursary R10,500*
Once off payment price R9,500
Payment Plan R700 over 15 months
Registration Fee R1,000

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

”I had the most amazing time while doing my Advance Project Management course, in the beginning it was difficult to adjust since I work full time knock at five sometimes late, however, with the help of my coordinator I was challenged to think out of the box. She was so supportive sometimes I would pass with average marks she will return my script demanding that I can do more/ better. I am now running my projects with confidence and hope to move into a new job.

Thank You, Thank You Michelle for your patience and support keep up with the excellent service. You made my study easy as if I was attending daily classes, I enjoyed my studies with the institution hope to come back for more soon. thank you”

Hlanganani Khosa

”I am so impressed with the excellent service AOY provides. I will highly recommend AOY to other prospective students, for the high level of efficiency, high standard and support provided from the start to the finish of this course. From the onset the student advisor was helpful and efficient with assisting me with my enrolling. My course co-ordinator was amazing in every aspect. Her fast response to emails and queries were consistent. AOY has made online learning user friendly and flexible to those with a hectic lifestyle and still wanting to pursue their dreams. The course content has imparted in-depth and valuable knowledge which will help toward my success in my career.”

Kershnee Nundlall

”In 2011 I decided to improve my skills and I contacted Academy of York. I don’t regret studying at home, with no tests and exams. At first I didn’t believe it that is true until I received my study material. The bursary that the Academy gave me it paid half of my tuition fees,brilliant idea indeed.Thank you Academy of York for making my dream come true, I must say the skills I acquired there I am still using them and they exceptionally improved my skills.”

Mapule Sequmela

”It was a pleasant experience. always helpful when I called and I never struggled to get info from Academy of York. ”

Marc De Lange

”It was a great privilege studying with AOY. And their staff is absolutely and very quick to answer and resolve any enquiries brought forward to them.”

Kago Makwela

Managing a project already without any qualification has been a challenge in some of the things that one needs to put together when doing budget and operational plans. I tried my best and was very much successful but I needed something to show of with so I decided to do Project Management Course with Academy of York and through dedication I have passed my certificate. I’m proud of myself and wish that everybody who reads this to have confidence in themselves and take “risks” and for the fact that its a risk you will be careful and aim at coming out of safely. AOY offers bursaries for which they aim at making ones dream come true, ask me about it, it’s true. Change your life now, tomorrow it’s a little too late.”

Sindisiwe Mzinyane

”Good quality education offered. value for money. I will definitely recommend this for all.”

Tshepiso Motabogi

”I gained experience in project management technique. Now I can apply them in practicals because I work as a project administrator.”

Mosa Moremi

” Before I thought project management was about being a boss in everything at work but from the day I registered with AOY and studying my manual i realised it’s more that, lot of steps are required to be a project manager and that as a project manager you need to be assertive, creative . Thanks to AOY, my knowledge has improved and I’m so eager to share it in different working areas.”

Nomalanga Manqele

”It gave me more knowledge of project management in my current position at work. I could study in my own time and I could pay my monthly studies off where with other institutions you must pay the whole course before you start the course.”

Gerald Martin

” I work as a social coordinator with elderly people and I enjoy working with them.We running a project of making recycling soap and the course helps me because I am studying what I am doing. In five years to come I would love to own a project. All I can say stick to your goals try to shoot one goal at a time knowing that there are challenges on your way to shoot the goal.”

Nomaneli Mtotywa

”It was awesome to study with Academy of York, now I am fully loaded with vital projects information. Thumbs up guys ‘Studying with Academy of York was the best thing that has ever happened in my studying journey. The fees were very low and affordable. I enjoyed studying at my own pace and study group makes my studying easier and painless. In addition the textbooks were excellent, very informative and up to date. The tutor is an expert in the project management field and I appreciate the outstanding tutorial support that was provided. I have never seen or hear about a college that takes care and always keep contact with its learners like AOY. I felt important and got quick responses when I had questions. Thank you AOY for allowing me to achieve my goal in a simple and less frustrating way.”

Moreblessing Samakande

”Wow, where do I start , what a great experience to study this course. I have gained a lot of new ideas and understand now more then ever what it means to run projects successfully. Thank you very AOY for allowing me to upgrade my career in this way. Once Again Thank you.”

Gerhard September

”I am currently working in a community project, things were fine but as soon as I started this course things are great and I enjoy everyday of my work and I will encourage young people to study with Academy of York.”

Zodwa Lukhele

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