Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Engineering context

Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification Preparation Course

This workshop provides practical guidance on the knowledge and skills required to become a certified PSP with AACE International.

A PSP is a skilled planning and scheduling professional with advanced experience in project planning, and developing, monitoring, updating, forecasting and analysing integrated project schedules.

Participants will learn how to improve communication and efficiency on engineering projects through applying integrated project planning and controls practices. The workshop will also explain the inputs, considerations and constraints in developing a project plans and schedules as effective communication tools.

Case studies and practical exercises on real engineering projects will be used, covering the perspectives of the owners and the contractors.

Participants will complete this course with an understanding of knowledge and skills required to obtain AACE International Certification as a PSP, a pathway to gain Chartered status as a Cost Engineer.

Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

5.   Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6.   Identify, assess and manage risks
7.   Meet legal and regulatory requirements
8.   Communication
9.   Performance
12. Advanced engineering knowledge
13. Local engineering knowledge
16. Evaluation

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Online delivery now available
This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling


"Well run course. Laurie was easy to deal with and an engaging facilitator. Discussions on practical experience and planning section were most valuable.- David

"Valuable content that complemented our planning techniques" - participant, 2019

"Good range of topics covered and a good refresher. I would recommend a colleague to attend." - Marc

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For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

We can deliver this course online in a number of different formats and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context. 

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This workshop assumes participants have some understanding of project management, planning and scheduling.

It is intended for engineers who are working in project controls, project management, contract management, planning and scheduling, and are interested in obtaining PSP AACE International Certification or would like to improve their knowledge and skills in planning and scheduling.

The course is suitable for professionals from Government agencies, Owners, Contractors and Consultants.

Roles include: estimators, planners, schedulers, cost engineers, risk engineers, contract administrators, project managers, project control professionals and all those engineers who are involved with project planning and control.

Your facilitator for this course

Laurie Bowman, CCP DRMP EVP PSP has 20+ years of experience in portfolio, program and project control and risk management. He has gained extensive experience over his career holding positions such as portfolio controls and analytics manager, project controls manager, project manager, project engineer, planner, cost engineer and contracts administrator.

Laurie currently works as the Principal for his training organisation Synchrony. He has worked with owners, contractors and consultants and as a trainer with multiple firms and industries.

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