FM504 - Facilities Management Short Course

Managing Sustainable Facilities

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.

It covers the following three units:

  1. MSS015020 Facilitate an energy audit
  2. BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  3. MSS405088 Plan, implement and monitor energy management




  • 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 three units in this short course will receive a Statement of Attainment.

MSS015020  Facilitate an energy audit

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to project manage an energy audit within a business environment, to provide a quantitative overview of energy performance and determining opportunities for improvement. This unit applies to employees who apply knowledge of the industry being audited to procure a team with specialised theoretical and technical expertise. Employees will need well-developed skills to work autonomously with discretion and judgement. Sustainability may be the employee’s primary work responsibility or part of a broader role.

BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to analyse and implement improvements to the environmental sustainability of work practices and monitor their effectiveness.

MSS405088 Plan, implement and monitor energy management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review energy use, and develop objectives, strategies and action plans for improved energy management in an organisation. It includes implementation and permanent monitoring as well as consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders throughout the process. This unit applies to operational and technical specialists, managers or similar who combine detailed knowledge of energy management with critical thinking, communication, and planning and organisational skills to develop and implement plans for improved energy management. Energy management responsibilities may be part of a broader work role or a primary job role. In some cases, the individual may work as an external advisor.

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