Management of Portfolios™ Foundation & Practitioner

Optimise and manage the delivery of your corporate project and programme portfolio.

Next course starts:

29 Nov 21
In Wellington

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Leaders need to understand which initiatives will deliver the required organisation objectives and how proposed investments will deliver ROI and contribute towards strategic goals and objectives. 

The MoP certification course provides the framework in which organisations manage projects and programmes. Portfolio management is about investing in the right change initiatives and projects as well as monitoring their progress and implementation.

MoP is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. 

Topics Covered

The Management of Portfolios Foundation & Practitioner certification covers:

  • Running the business vs Changing the business
  • MoP structure, principles, practises and benefits
  • Strategic and organisational context
  • Portfolio definition cycle
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Implementing and sustaining portfolio management approaches
  • The portfolio management framework
  • Energised change culture



Completing the Management of Portfolios course you will be able:

  • To prioritise programmes and projects in terms of their contribution to the organisation's strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
  • To oversee the management of programmes and projects consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery
  • To maximise benefits realised to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made.
Who Should Attend

The MoP Foundation and Practitioner certification is ideal for:

  • Programme directors
  • Programme managers
  • Business change managers
  • Senior managers from any discipline involved in major business change and allocating budgets

Pre-course reading is recommended. 



The MoP Foundation course uses a mix of notes, classroom dialogue, group work and self-study to enhance your learning. It is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by our MoP accredited trainer. 

Sample exam papers will familiarise you with the exam format.

You will be provided with your personal copy of the official MoP manual (Management of Portfolios) before the start of the workshop for pre-course self study. 


The MoP Practitioner certification validates your ability to understand, apply and tailor MoP to various scenarios. The Practitioner part of the course will focus on equipping you with the understanding to apply your Portfolio management knowledge.  


About the Exam

Foundation Exam

The MoP Foundation exam is:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass - 50%
  • 40 minutes in duration
  • Closed book

The Foundation exam must be passed before you can progress to the Practitioner certification.

Practitioner Exam

The MoP Practitioner exam is:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question - all question items will be worth 1 mark, making the total number of marks available per paper 80
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 3 hours duration
  • Open book exam (official MoP manual only).
Course Feedback

"Excellent, one of the best training sessions [I have] attended"

"Hugely applicable course to my current role - and the Practitioner certification will be valuable to my career in the long-run!"


The prices for our Management of Portfolios Certification courses are::

  • MoP Foundation - $2,395.00 excluding GST
    3 day course including exam and the official MoP Manual
  • MoP Foundation and Practitioner - $3,295.00 excluding GST
    5 day course including exams and the official MoP Manual
  • MoP Practitioner only - $1795 excluding  GST
    2 day course including exam 

For the exact dates of a course, please click on Session Information 

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04 495 9100 or email us at


Mon 29 Nov
9:00am to
Fri 03 Dec
Session information
Management of Portfolios Foundation and Practitioner. $3295 excl GST. Five days incl exams and official manual.
Mon 29 Nov 9:00am - Fri 03 Dec 5:00pm
Management of Portfolios Foundation. $2395 excl GST. Three days incl exam and official manual
Mon 29 Nov 9:00am - Wed 01 Dec 5:00pm
Management of Portfolios Practitioner. $1795 excl GST. Two day incl exam. Please contact us to register
Thu 02 Dec 9:00am - Fri 03 Dec 5:00pm

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