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Change Management v3 Foundation and Practitioner Combined

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  $3135 inc GST
  • Version CMBoK v2
  • Inclusions Exam vouchers
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Why study this course

» This Combined course is also available as two separate courses: Change Management Foundation and Change Management Practitioner.

Change comes about in various forms within organisations due to many factors including projects, team restructuring, business analysis identifying different ways of working, company mergers, and outsourcing. No matter how big or small, they all need to be facilitated with Change Management to ensure a successful result.

The purpose of the APMG Change Management version 3 Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Change Management to work as an informed member of a team working on an organisational change initiative. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.

The purpose of the APMG Change Management version 3 Practitioner course is to ensure a student has sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor Change Management guidance in a given organisational change situation. Upon completion of the course a student should, with suitable direction be able to start applying the Change Management approaches and techniques to a real change initiative. Their individual Change Management expertise, complexity of the change initiative and the support provided for the use of Change Management approaches in their work environment will all be factors in the Practitioner's success.

The APMG Change Management version 3 (Foundation and Practitioner) qualification is designed to provide a robust foundation of knowledge for anyone involved in organisational change initiatives. Upon completion of this combined qualification students will have the knowledge and understanding necessary to contribute constructively to teams specifying, developing, implementing, and sustaining change initiatives.

The qualification is based upon the Change Management Institute’s (CMI) Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK), version 2. A study guide entitled "The Change Manager's Study Guide" has been developed by APMG and is provided as part of this course.


This course pricing includes vouchers for the Change Management v3 Foundation Exam and Change Management v3 Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.

The Foundation exam is:

  • 40 minutes

  • 50 multiple-choice questions

  • Requires 50% (25 marks) to pass

  • Closed book – no other materials are allowed

The Practitioner exam is:

  • 2.5 hours

  • Objective testing questions based on a case study scenario

  • 5 sections of 16 marks each

  • Requires 50% (40 marks out of 80) to pass

  • Open book (The Change Manager’s Study Guide only)

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

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What you’ll learn

  • Explain how individuals are impacted by change, different ways they may respond to change situations and how learning processes help them adapt

  • Contribute to development of strategies to help individuals through change, increasing motivation for change and overcoming resistance in order to achieve desired outcomes

  • Offer insights on how organisations work, how the process of organisational change occurs and the typical roles that collaborate to deliver successful change

  • Identify key characteristics of an organisations culture, and recognise different types of change process (eg planned and emergent change)

  • Describe significant elements of the stakeholder engagement process in a change initiative, and relate this to appropriate communications strategies

  • Discuss with colleagues the different areas of impact of a change initiative, and how momentum for that change might be built and sustained

  • Outline important aspects of how to build an effective change team, and to contribute to discussions about how to improve the effectiveness of a team

  • Identify the organisational drivers of a change initiative

  • Use a range of organisational models to understand, support and sustain change processes whether these changes are planned, emergent or complex, taking account of the culture of the organisation

  • Apply an appropriate process framework to help plan or understand any particular organisational change

  • Establish a clear framework of roles, skills and activities through which leaders from different levels can support and sustain the change process

  • Contribute effectively to preparation for a change initiative, including building the change team, offering insights which improve team effectiveness

  • Offer relevant insights in discussions about how to prepare people for change, including planning for learning and motivational issues relevant to different roles and types of people

  • Help colleagues understand the difference between organisation change and transitions as they affect people, and suggest practical leadership actions at different stages of a change

  • Support the identification and mapping of stakeholders in a change process and help develop approaches to build and maintain stakeholder engagement

  • Draft the communications plan for a change initiative, taking proper account of the various stakeholders and of an appropriate range of communication channels

  • Recognise signs of resistance to change and propose actions to mitigate it

  • Propose a range of levers by which a change can be sustained and become embedded in the organisation

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Who is the course for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are involved in change initiatives, requiring a working knowledge of the key principles of change management. It will significantly help those who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the practice. It will also help key staff involved in the design, development, and delivery of change programmes, including change leaders, change agents, change implementers, change support, and operational line managers / staff.

  • Management

  • Change Managers / Specialists / Practitioners

  • Programme / Project Managers

  • Supervisors and Team Leaders

  • Consultants

  • Facilitators

  • Business Analysts

  • Human Resources staff

  • Professional Development personnel

Course subjects

Learning and the Individual

  • Learning process and styles

  • Learning dip

Change and the Individual

  • Models of individual change

  • Motivation

  • Individual differences

Change and the Organisation

  • Metaphors of organisations

  • Organisation culture and change

  • Models of change

  • Key roles in organisational change

  • Drivers of change

  • Developing vision

Stakeholder Strategy

  • Principles

  • Identifying and segmenting stakeholders

  • Personas and empathy maps

  • Stakeholder mapping

  • Influencing strategies

Communication and Engagement

  • Communications biases

  • Feedback and communications approaches

  • Communicating change – factors, barriers and approaches

  • Communications channels (Push-Pull & Lean-Rich)

  • Planning communications

Change Impact

  • Identifying and assessing change impact

  • Stakeholder impact assessment

  • Change severity assessment

Change Readiness

  • Motivation to change and supporting individuals

  • Change agent networks

  • Building organisational change readiness

  • Building the change team

  • Change management plan

  • Preparing for resistance

Tailoring Change Management Approaches for Different Scenarios

Practice Exam Paper



Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

  • Contact hours: 35 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 35 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM®)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 20 points

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA­®)

  • Credit hours: 35 hours

  • Continuing Development Units (CDUs): 35 CDUs

APMG Exams

Lumify Work cannot sell APMG courses (AgileBA®, AgilePM®, AgilePgM®, Better Business Cases™, Change Management, Facilitation, and Project Planning & Control™) without the corresponding official exam as per requirement from APMG International.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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