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Master of Project Management
The Master of Project Management at
the University of New South Wales in
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opportunity to acquire an understanding
and advanced analytical skills in the
key areas required to manage a project
-- integration management
-- scope management
-- communications management
-- risk management
-- quality management
-- schedule management
-- cost management
-- human resource management
-- procurement management
Doctor of Project Management
On completion of a Master of Project
Management degree, a further period
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may be undertaken to lead to the award
of a Doctor of Project Management.
Modes of Study
Courses are available via distance or
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Program participants can tailor their
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20 January 2014. (Defence funding
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November 7, 2013 www.defence.gov.au/news/NAVYNEWS
A GROUP of 10 intrepid Navy avia-
tors took to dizzy heights before they
abseiled 118m down Sydney's AMP
building on October 18 and raised more
than $21,000 for charity as part of the
AMP Abseil for Youth.
The Fleet Air Arm command team
raised the money for the Sir David
Martin Foundation, which helps disad-
Sir David Martin, a former rear admi-
ral and NSW governor, died in 1990.
Joining the team were 220 civilians
who raised more than $326,000.
Navy's official ambassador to the
Foundation, LEUT Mark Klopper, said
15 sailors from HMA Ships Kuttabul,
Tobruk, Albatross and Darwin ensured
the abseil lines were secure and the event
was risk free.
"Both days were about people tak-
ing on a personal challenge, enjoying
the opportunity to abseil and supporting
a great cause, which we were happy to
help them with," he said.
Fortunately, it was all smooth abseil-
ing for COMFAA CDRE Vince Di Pietro
and his leadership team who overcame
bouts of vertigo to gracefully glide down
the 26-floor building.
"What an awesome experience,"
CDRE Di Pietro said.
"The first part when you kick away
from the wall is the scariest because you
tend to spin and lose control."
Before pushing off, the team
observed a minute's silence to pay tribute
to fellow "gentle thrill seeker" CPOATA
Kane Vandenberg who died last month in
a cycling accident.
CDRE Di Pietro said it was impor-
tant for the group to remember their col-
"Friday was a terrific Navy day. We
remembered one of our Fleet Air Arm
people who was a committed sailor and
who had contributed many years of ser-
vice to naval aviation," he said.
"We then honoured his memory by
following through on our commitment
to leave our comfort zone to help raise
money for kids in need of a helping hand
to get back on track."
The team conducted five training ses-
sions around Nowra to get the hang of
abseiling before the event.
"The abseil was an exhilarating expe-
rience but it doesn't match the courage of
the troubled kids who struggle to get their
lives back on track with help from the Sir
David Martin Foundation," he said.
Another officer who made the
jump was safety officer LCDR Natalee
Johnston, who was the first to descend.
"I had the benefit of two training ses-
sions off 30m cliffs, which made me
appreciate just how physically demand-
ing abseiling is," she said.
"But I wouldn't hesitate to do it again
to help such a worthwhile charity."
The AMP Abseil for Youth, an annual
fundraiser in its fourth year, has raised
more than $1 million.
THRILL SEEKER: LCDR Natalee Johnston high above Circular Quay after
stepping off the edge of the AMP building.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE: COMFAA CDRE Vince Di Pietro takes the first step off the edge of the 26th floor
of Sydney's AMP building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.
Photos: ABIS Richard Cordell
IN MEMORY: The team from HMAS Albatross share a minute's silence for
CPOATA Kane Vandenberg.
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