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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

IIn-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support

P3O® Training - Australia

P3O®, an abbreviation for Portfolio, Programme, and Project Office, is a structural recommendation that encourages the development of an overarching ‘office’ entity to oversee portfolios, which makes informed decisions on whether or not to continue with a project and the formulaic processes they should adhere to.

P3O® Training Information

What is P3O®?

P3O®, devised by the Office of Government Commerce, is based upon the principle of utilising linked resources to ensure and maintain business support structures that elevate business value. P3O® aligns project management principles, methods, and techniques to facilitate organisational change, through developing an underpinning support structure.


Creating a platform that logical and decisive decisions can be made, the P3O® framework acts as a guide for establishing a structure that emphasises accountability, transparency, tailorability, and functionality. P3O® certifications are signifiers of an individual’s professional proficiency regarding management, ability to prioritise, and unify the business planning phase with business objectives. 


Whilst elevating return on investment through aligning strategic drivers with achievement, the P3O® framework ensures that projects and programmes are managed simultaneously and conjointly, rather than as separate functions of an organisation, through the formation of an overarching ‘office’. This office encourages the support to beneficial projects and programmes, and determines whether dysfunctional projects/programmes should be jettisoned - with a central foci on elevating business value and working within the realms of a business’s objectives.


Offices determine such business value, through measuring projects and programmes against set criteria, including: project type, strategic fit, net present value, cost, customer satisfaction, resources, and the risk of delivery - such information informs the order of prioritisation and whether a project should get the seal of approval from senior responsible owners and stakeholders. In essence, the project office sets the standards for an organisation’s project management operations.


The existence of a portfolio office allows senior managers and owners to have an overarching panoramic overview of their portfolio operations, from which they can make informed decisions; whilst the P3O® model itself provides a guideline for balancing out portfolios and developing business cases. The requirement for a P3O® and comprehensive portfolio management becomes more apparent and necessary the larger an organisation grows, due to the complex constituents of each specific project and programme.


Hence, our P3O® certifications are intended for senior owners, project and programme managers, and office contributors, and have a central focus on enhancing managerial competencies required to make operational decisions regarding portfolios, programmes, and projects. All of our P3O® training courses are accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of the governing body AXELOS.


P3O® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Yes, our P3O® courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
P3O® certifications have different expiry information depending on the qualification type; a P3O® Foundation certification will never expire and is eternally valid, a P3O® Practitioner certification has an expiry date of 5 years - within this time period candidates will be able to refer to themselves as a “P3O® Registered Practitioner”, and a P3O® Re-registration course should be sat every 5 years to maintain registered status for a further cycle.
Yes, our P3O® courses include the respective P3O® Foundation and/or Practitioner exam.
The Foundation exam is multiple choice and the Practitioner exam is assessed through an objective exam, which is comprised of extensive multiple-choice questions.
The Foundation exam is 60 minutes and the P3O® Practitioner exam is 150 minutes. The P3O® Practitioner Re-registration exam is 30 minutes.
Classroom based learning is available across the world in a range of luxury venues - enabling you to learn without travelling. The P3O® courses can be undertaken midweek, at residential events, and solely on weekends too - optimising the learning potential of these courses and tailoring your learning to your needs.
All of our trainers are fully accredited, engaging, and have over ten years of experience.
Before the course begins regardless of whether you are taking the Foundation or Practitioner course, we recommend reading the first chapter of the official P3O® manual, which will be provided to you.
Please see our P3O® Training courses available in Australia
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for P3O® Training.
The price for P3O® Training certification in Australia starts from $2079.

P3O® Foundation Course Overview

This 3-day P3O® Foundation course educates candidates on the constituents of a successful P3O® and enables individuals to contribute to an office or enterprise in a supporting role. This course delineates the fundamentals of the P3O® model, whilst enhancing knowledge of portfolio management.

P3O® Practitioner Course Overview

Possession of this P3O® Practitioner certification confirms that a candidate can design, implement, manage, and work within a P3O® model and contribute to decisive decision making. This course will educate candidates on how to justify P3O® operations, whilst ensuring that all portfolio activities are aligned with the business’s objectives.

P3O® Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

This P3O® Foundation and Practitioner Training Course will allow individuals to analyse, distinguish, and review the success or failure of projects, with a full appreciation of differing principles and varying roles that contribute to a successful P3O®. This P3O® certification indicates that a candidate is a proficient Portfolio Manager and can be entrusted with making informed operational decisions.

P3O® Re-registration Course Overview

The status of a P3O® registered Practitioner expires 5 years after sitting and attaining the certification. Hence, individuals wishing to maintain their registered status for a further 5-year cycle must undertake this P3O® Re-registration course to meet the requirements as listed by AXELOS. This course helps to refresh a candidate’s awareness of P3O®, whilst also covering any knowledge gaps or deficiencies present.


P3O® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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P3O® Training Benefits for Individuals

The benefits for individuals include:

  • Make strategic decisions that are based upon logic, experience, and are inline with a business’s objectives

  • Elevate the responsibility entrusted to yourself within an organisation’s portfolio operations 

  • Learn how to follow a tried and tested structure of change and portfolio management

  • Enhance and develop your career as a portfolio, programme, and project office contributor

  • Implement and become a Programme, Portfolio, and Project Officer - a position of organisational authority

  • Enhance business value and align business objectives to display your proficiency and business-focused decisions

P3O® Training Benefits for Businesses

The benefits for businesses include:

  • Ensure that organisational practices are completed with clarity and transparency

  • Consistently deliver punctual and within budget projects of business value

  • Reduce unnecessary resource expenditure

  • Enhance the productivity of projects and programmes

  • Deliver project and programme objectives that fit in accordance with the business’s strategy

  • Realisation of business objectives, benefits, weaknesses, and outcomes

Reasons to choose
P3O® Training

  • Our P3O® courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS

  • Accelerate your portfolio, programme, and project management career

  • World’s largest global training provider - book and train with confidence

  • Dedicated 24/7 Support to help you get the most out of your P3O® courses

  • Learn with our world-class and highly engaging P3O®  trainers, in luxury venues

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The Knowledge Academy are accredited for all their P30® course by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.

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Duration: 5 days*

Pre-course Reading: 10-15 Hours

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