Despite the global downturn in the economy over recent years, the growth of PRINCE2 as a key skill set shows no signs of abating in Australia. Figures released from APM Group International, the PRINCE2 accreditation body show that the number of people sitting PRINCE2 examinations in 2011 in Australia grew 19% compared with the previous year.
The 2011 figures show the number of people sitting PRINCE2 Foundation exams was 6,897 compared with 5,795 in 2010. There were 10,642 candidates sitting Practitioner exams compared with 8,934 the previous year. This means that the number of people sitting exams in Australia has grown each year since figures were recorded in 2005.
PRINCE2 examinations are now available in public exam centres at 6 locations in Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Whilst two thirds of Australians live within 2 hours drive from an exam centre, this still leaves more than 30% of people living more than 2 hours drive from their nearest PRINCE2 open exam centre.
Australians who live a long way from an exam centre can still study for their PRINCE2 exam by using computer-based training whilst studying at home and can use a remote exam proctor whilst taking their PRINCE2 exam online at home.
By studying this way, Australians can still attain PRINCE2 certification without having an onerous journey to an exam centre saving on both time and cost. The cost of using the remote exam proctor is only
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