FM504 - Facilities Management Short Course

Managing Sustainable Facilities

Please be advised that we are not accepting new applications for Managing Sustainable Facilities 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 Sustainable Facilities within Facilities Management, empowering the learner with the requisite confidence, skills and knowledge to meet these requirements within the workplace.


  • Course Fees
  • Duration
    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!

Sustainable Facilities Management is about incorporating sustainability practices into the operations and implementation of facilities management functions. This short course will show you how to manage and evaluate sustainability, and to develop and plan facility maintenance and management.

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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Skills Outcomes

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

  • manage sustainability in a facility
  • establish a sustainable facilities management policy
  • establish environmental rating tools and compliance
  • monitor and manage building performance
  • continuously improve sustainable work practices
  • plan for the delivery of services
  • develop a maintenance plan
  • implement a maintenance plan
  • continuously improve the maintenance plan.

Future Job Outcomes

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

Managing sustainability

Learn to engender a culture of social, economic and environmental sustainability in facilities management, including managing and evaluating building systems performance according to sustainability attributes.

The skills and knowledge you will learn in this unit will enable you to establish a sustainable facilities management policy, plan improvement systems, monitor and manage building performance sustainability, apply continuous improvement practices.

Facility maintenance planning and management

Learn 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.

Apply your learnt skills and knowledge from this unit to plan for the delivery of services, develop a maintenance plan, implement a maintenance plan and continuously improve the maintenance plan.

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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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