Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Short Course – Online

Melbi Institute Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Short Course – Online

Course overview

This course equips learners with knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluating a project. The course exposes learners to key concepts and approaches in monitoring and evaluation. The course progresses learners through the stages of an evaluation—from design through to data collection and analysis, and reporting. Throughout the course, learners have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in evaluating a project of their choice.

Upon successful completion of the course participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion showing all modules covered.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for individuals interested in project monitoring and evaluation: community development officers, social workers, humanitarian workers, monitoring and evaluation officers, project officers, project managers among others.

Entry requirements for planning, monitoring and evaluation course

Tertiary Qualification

Each learner is encouraged to bring a project to evaluate. A hypothetical project is provided for learners who do not have a project.

Course structure

The training is delivered in seven modules as follows:

Module 1: Key concepts in monitoring and evaluation 

Module 2: Developing a Theory of change and Program Logic

Module 3: Formulating evaluation questions and indicators

Module 4: Data sources, data collection and use of visual aids in evaluation

Module 5: Participatory evaluation and most significant change (MSC) technique

Module 6: Data analysis and presentation

Module 7: Developing a monitoring and evaluation plan, and report writing

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

♦ explain the key concepts used in monitoring and evaluation

♦ develop a theory of change and a program logic

♦ formulate questions for process, impact and outcome evaluations

♦ develop indicators and measures

♦ select the most appropriate research method for your evaluation

♦ identify data sources for your evaluation

♦ use visual aids in evaluation

♦ develop a monitoring and evaluation plan

♦ report and communicate findings from your evaluation.

Workload requirements 

The minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this course is the equivalent of 38 hours (5 full days).  The workload comprises a mixture of scheduled learning, short assignments and independent study of additional reading resources provided as part of the course. Learners are encouraged to submit each assignment as soon as it is completed. This ensures they receive timely feedback on the activity before proceeding to the next module.

Course delivery methods

The Course is delivered via online or by correspondence.

Online learning mode allows learners to commence the course at anytime of the year and to study at a time that suits them best. All course materials are uploaded on the Melbi Institute online portal. Once enrolled, a learner is sent a user name and password to access the course. Please note that this learning mode requires learners to have internet access.

Correspondence learning is recommended for learners who do not have internet access. This learning mode provides learners with flexibility to commence the course at anytime of the year and to study at a time that suits them best. Course materials are sent via e-mail.

Organisation training is available for teams that require the course to be tailored to meet specific needs. Please contact us to discuss.


♦ Online and Correspondence learning: Up to 6 months

♦ Organisational Training: Negotiable


AUD 400 per person for Online or Correspondence Learning

Organisational Training: Please contact us to discuss.

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