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Attendees to the Australian Institute for Project Management’s (AIPM) latest conference have been given the chance to find out more about Chartered Status with insights from APM Fellows and Chartered Project Professionals (ChPPs).

Sponsored by APM, the initiative at the recently held conference recognises Australia’s status as one of the highest adopters of ChPP outside the UK.

APM Fellows James Bawtree ChPP and Andrew Fox ChPP joined the APM stand at the conference to meet attendees and raise awareness of ChPP to the Australian project community, including offering advice to delegates on the routes to ChPP that are open to them.

As the only Chartered organisation for project professionals in the world, APM recognises the work of its sister organisations across the globe, and the benefits of their membership and qualifications to their local professionals. This includes Route 2 Recognised Assessment to ChPP for holders of AIPM’s Registered Project Manager (RegPM™) for CPPD and above.

Andrew said: “The adoption of ChPP status in Australia is a significant step towards elevating the project management profession. The response at the conference was overwhelmingly positive.

“The interactive discussion on ChPP and its impact on improving project managers' competence resonated well with the visitors to the stand.”

Commenting on the take-up of ChPP in Australia and its benefits to the profession and industry James Bawtree who also spoke on AI at the event said:

“Currently project management in Australia is not recognised as a profession, this means that when entering Australia and completing a customs form, you are not able to select project manager as an occupation because it does not exist.

“Yet like me, there are thousands of people that would select this option if available because, to us, project management is a profession and has been my profession for over 20 years and all my working life.

“I believe being a Chartered Project Professional will help our industry professionalise and help those in the industry keep up to date with new methods”.

APM and AIPM continue to work closely together with agreements in place which allow members to benefit from either body in addition to AIPM’s Recognised Assessment.



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