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Industry Diploma of Facilities Management

Please be advised that we are not accepting new applications for the Industry Diploma of Facilities Management.

We hope to make an exciting announcement about the future of this course in the coming months. Register your interest if you would like to know more.

UNE Partnerships and Facility Management Association of Australia are pleased to present the Industry Diploma of Facilities Management. Developed by industry experts, this course gives you the opportunity to gain practical expertise and formal recognition in this diverse and fast moving industry.

Learn on the job, so you can immediately apply your new skills. There are no academic prerequisites, you can enrol at any time and is ideal for those working professionals in facilities management seeking to formalise their experience with an academic qualification.

Our course is designed for those who are required to make key decisions in the areas of facilities management across all property sectors such as capital control and/or maintenance spending, communications, utilities, delivering services, building and property maintenance. It will equip you with specialised skills in management, team leadership, risk management and operations required to successfully plan, develop and implement facilities maintenance, life cycle maintenance programs, and measure and manage sustainable facilities environments.

This course is not recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Overview

  • Course Fees
    $5,164.50 AUD
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

A UNE Partnerships Qualifications lets you

  • Enrol anytime

    Study at your own pace, anywhere at anytime

  • Have access to expert trainers

    Subject Matter Experts offering support during your online experience

  • Study online

    Access to our online community of students and trainers

  • Receive great support

    Support in balancing your work/life and study

More about the course

$5,164.50 AUD

10% discount^for members of:

^ This offer is only available for standard full course enrolments and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Course Duration

The estimated time to complete this course is:

  • 12 hours per week over a study period up to 2 years.
  • Students can complete in a much shorter time depending on experience, role, and/or current practices.

This courses comprises of:

  • on-the-job learning
  • workplace practice
  • self-directed study
  • assessment preparation.
Entry Requirements
  • Students should be working in a facilities management related environment with suitable opportunities in the work environment to carry out the learning and assessment activities associated with this course.
  • Please refer to our Admissions and Enrolment Policy for admission criteria and Technology Requirements to successfully complete this course.
Delivery Options
  • Individual students (online).

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Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • plan, develop and implement facilities maintenance and lifecycle maintenance programs
  • measure and manage sustainable facilities environments
  • collaborate, develop interpersonal relationships, manage stakeholder engagement and delegate effectively
  • manage risk and ensure safety in the workplace.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Sustainability Officer
  • Facilities Maintenance Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Risk and Safety Manager.

Core Units

12 units of competency must be successfully completed to attain this qualification.

  • Eight (8) core units are compulsory
  • Select two (2) elective units from Group A and two (2) elective units from Group B.

 Core Unit 1 – Budgets and financial plans

This subject covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation.

You will learn how to:

  • plan and implement financial management approaches to meet the business objectives of your organisation
  • support team members whose roles involve aspects of financial operations
  • monitor and control finances
  • review and evaluate effectiveness of financial management processes.

 Core Unit 2 – People performance

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to manage the performance of staff who report to you directly.

You will learn how to:

  • identify key result areas to enable you to meet the business objectives of your organisation
  • develop and establish key performance indicators, standards and measures
  • use employee coaching and feedback mechanisms as the basis for performance management.

 Core Unit 3 – Safety in the workplace

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s workplace health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs to meet your legal obligations.

You will learn how to:

  • establish and maintain a WHS system
  • establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and for assessing and controlling risks
  • use problem solving skills to develop risk control measures.

 Core Unit 4 – Managing risk

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or specific business unit or area.

You will learn how to:

  • establish risk context
  • identify risks
  • analyse risks
  • select and implement treatments.

 Core Unit 5 – Managing sustainability

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to engender a culture of social, economic and environmental sustainability in facilities management, including managing and evaluating building systems performance according to sustainability attributes.

You will learn how to:

  • establish a sustainable facilities management policy
  • plan improvement systems
  • monitor and manage building performance sustainability
  • apply continuous improvement practices.

 Core Unit 6 – Managing life cycle services

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to manage continuous service provision to support facilities systems and sustainable practices.

You will learn how to:

  • identify facility practices and procedures used to monitor building systems
  • undertake planned replacement of assets
  • implement life cycle services
  • monitor operations and maintenance of facilities
  • continuously improve operational and maintenance systems.

 Core Unit 7 – Facility maintenance planning and management

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to develop and plan for maintenance services within a facility to ensure peak operational efficiency. This includes regular scheduling and planning for services required to prevent premature failure and to maximise the life of the facility.

You will learn how to:

  • plan for the delivery of services
  • develop a maintenance plan
  • implement a maintenance plan
  • continuously improve the maintenance plan.

 Core Unit 8 – Managing projects

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to plan, organise and monitor projects in the property industry. It requires the ability to establish project requirements, monitor quality assurance processes and evaluate project processes and outcomes.

You will learn how to:

  • determine project requirements
  • organise support processes
  • monitor project processes and outcomes
  • evaluate project outcomes.

Group A – Elective Units (select two)

Group A1: Understanding plans and specifications

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to medium rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

You will learn how to:

  • identify types of drawings and their purposes
  • apply commonly used symbols and abbreviations
  • locate and identify key features on a site plan
  • identify and locate key features on drawings
  • correctly read and interpret specifications
  • identify non-structural aspects to the specification.

Group A2: Advising on use and design*

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to provide effective advice on the use and design of facilities to meet client needs. It requires the ability to conduct research to identify future facility requirements.

You will learn how to:

  • identify client requirements for facilities
  • conduct analysis of facilities
  • provide advice and recommendations.

Group A3: Coordinating capital projects

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to coordinate the construction or renovation of facilities. It requires the ability to use appropriate consultative processes to determine requirements and to develop, monitor and finalise a construction plan.

You will learn how to:

  • determine construction or renovation requirements
  • organise resources and support processes
  • arrange contractors and consultants
  • monitor construction or renovation processes
  • finalise construction or renovation processes.

Group A4: Space utilisation*

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to develop design briefs for the use of space. It requires the ability to analyse client requirements, develop design concepts and prepare a design brief using appropriate technology.

You will learn how to:

  • determine space utilisation requirements
  • establish design concepts
  • prepare design briefs.

Group A5: Managing client relationships.

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to maintaining positive business relationships and active professional networks in the property industry. It requires the ability to share and promote professional experiences within a network and use interpersonal skills to build trust and improve client relationships.

You will learn how to:

  • identify relationship and network requirements
  • establish and maintain client relationships
  • participate and influence business networks

*mutually exclusive

Group B – Elective Units (select two)

Group B1: Innovative practice

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to foster an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded.

You will learn how to:

  • promote innovative development
  • implement innovative ideas
  • monitor innovations.

Group B2: Document writing

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to produce complex documents for varying purposes using a range of information formats including text, data, graphics, charts, graphs and tables.

You will learn how to:

  • plan documents
  • draft text
  • prepare final text
  • produce documents.

Group B3: Purchasing and procurement strategies

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to develop, implement and evaluate an organisation’s purchasing strategies and support the work of other employees carrying out purchasing activities.

You will learn how to:

  • determine purchasing objectives
  • develop and implement purchasing strategies
  • evaluate the effectiveness of and make improvements to purchasing strategies

Group B4: Principles of contract law

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and supply solutions to contractual issues in a legal environment.

You will learn how to:

  • determine the nature and meaning of contract
  • understand and apply the principles of contract law
  • assess legal matters involving contractual issues
  • specify and apply procedures for discharge of contracts
  • identify remedies for breach of contract.

Group B5: Developing a business case

This module covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to research a business case, examine possible business solutions and construct and finalise a business case for review by senior management.

You will learn how to:

  • identify and confirm a business problem
  • analyse and document impacts and risks
  • develop options and determine impacts
  • construct and present a business case.

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