FM503 - Facilities Management Short Course

Managing Risk and Safety

Please be advised that we are not accepting new applications for Managing Risk and Safety short course.

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.

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.


  • 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 two units in this short course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Safety in the workplace

With safety in your workplace it is important to understand the Work, Health & Safety policies, know how to maintain procedures for identifying hazards, assessing and controlling risks, and being able to use your problem solving skills to develop risk control measures.

In this unit you will learn the skills and knowledge to understand performance outcomes and to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s workplace health and safety (WH&S) policies, procedures, and programs to meet your legal obligations.

Managing risk

When managing risk within facilities, it is important to understand the context of the risk, identify risks, analyse risks, select and implement treatments.

Apply your learnt skills and knowledge from this unit to understand performance outcomes and to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or specific business unit or area.

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We are one of Australia’s most progressive training organisations with the backing of Australia’s highest-rated online university – the University of New England. 

Our flexible courses will help you to develop the skills required by a rapidly evolving workplace.

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