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Understanding the PM.Admin Designation
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Project Management Administrator

Many individuals enter the project management world in administrative and support roles, either servicing individual projects or within project management offices.

In addition, a growing number of courses and certifications have been developed to better equip project administrators with the skills to support projects within organisations across industries. Numerous job titles exist that are related to the work performed within project administration. These include project controller and project support officer, as well as the following aliases: cost controller, estimator, procurement coordinator, project scheduler, document controller, project team member.

Through this designation successful candidates can set themselves apart from general administration and forge a career with critical skills specific to the project environment. Typical candidates are those who are working as administrators, interns or in similar support functions as per the aliases above, in project-based organisations.

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Qualification: NQF 4 in project support  or Any NQF 4 or higher in any field relevant to their workplace experience. 


(with NQF 4)
One year or more experience in a project environment.

(without NQF 4)
The following may be accepted:
- Industry certification or accreditation relevant to project administration.
- Completion of short learning programme in project administration.

Areas of Demonstrable Performance

Through a portfolio of evidence of work samples, essay responses and peer interviews candidates must be able to demonstrate basic performance of the following competencies:

1. Manage and update project artifacts and tools

2. Coordinate project activities

3. Actively develop proficiency of PM tools and methodology 


Applying for a PM Admin (PM.Admin ) Designation

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Please consult the following documents when applying for a PMSA Project Management Administrator (PM. Admin) designation. Need assistance? Please email
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Guide: PM.Admin Professional Designations PDF (504.97 KB) Administration 2020/05/08
PMSA Statement of Authenticity PDF (174.17 KB) Administration 2020/04/15
PMSA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct PDF (449.17 KB) Administration 2020/04/15
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