Avid employer

Employer: Michael Jackson, Director, Woodburne Consulting, Adjunct Professor, Victoria University College of Engineering and Science

Industry expert Michael Jackson has been a fervent employer of VU graduates for more than 20 years.

Director of Woodburne Consulting and Adjunct Professor, Michael Jackson

"One of the reasons I’ve always employed VU’s project management graduates is because the course is so highly regarded in industry and is the longest-running PM course in Victoria.

I’ve had a long-standing relationship with VU as a lecturer and the chairman on the Project Management course advisory committee.

VU courses are practical and industry-based so primary principles are taught in an applied, problem-based way.

The lecturers are real-life practitioners which is implicitly important. This is central to the strength of the course.

I’ve targeted VU students for the best part of two decades. They show commitment and drive, and after so much practical training during their studies, they’re ready to take on anything."

Industry snapshot

Traditionally found only in construction, project management has become recognised in the past 30 years as so critical to business operations, it has expanded to include almost every industry. It is also now recognised as requiring significant training and qualifications.

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