FM503 - Facilities Management Short Course

Managing Risk and Safety

This short course outlines Managing Risk and Safety within Facilities Management, empowering the learner with the requisite confidence, skills and knowledge to meet these requirements within the workplace.

It covers the following three units:

  1. BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  2. BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  3. NAT10938002 Develop and manage facility maintenance plans



  • Course Fees
  • Duration
    Up to 6 months
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

A short course can be a great way to improve your skills quickly and improve your prospects when applying for a new job or promotion!

Effective risk and safety management within your workplace will help to increase the safety of those working within facilities while minimising the risks associated with certain hazards.

This short course has been developed by the Facility Management Association of Australia in conjunction with UNE Partnerships and industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

It has been designed to meet the skills and knowledge required for facilities managers who lead, manage and maintain internal and external facility operation teams and services.

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Graduate Outcomes

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

  • establish risk context
  • identify risks
  • analyse risks
  • select and implement treatments
  • establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of health and safety
  • establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks
  • establish and maintain a quality health and safety management system.

Future Job Outcomes

  • WHS Advisor
  • Risk Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Safety Manager.


UNE Partnerships

  • The units in this short course form part of the Diploma of Facilities Management,* which students may chose to enrol in to further their career education. (* This course is not recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework).


Students upon successful completion of these three units in this short course will receive a Statement of Attainment.

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures, and programs in a work area to ensure a safe workplace, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

This unit provides skills and knowledge required to manage business risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

NAT10938002 Develop and manage facility maintenance plans

This unit focuses on the requirement for facility managers to develop and manage facility maintenance plans for essential maintenance services and other services in a facility.

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