Diploma of Facilities Management (FMA)

This qualification is suited to those working in facilities management delivering services and maintenance of operations and looking to develop their facilities management skills and knowledge in this diverse and fast moving industry.

It is ideal 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, utlities, building and property maintenance.

* This qualification is not currently recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Entry requirements

Entry is open to all applicants with a suitable level of workplace responsibility allowing sufficient opportunity to demonstrate competency through completion of tasks related to their job role. Applicants must
• be working in a facilities management related environment delivering services and maintenance of operations; or
• have access to a facilities management role in a work-based environment

Delivery options

  • Individual students (online)

Course duration

The estimated time to complete the course is 6-8 hours per week over an 18-24 month study period comprising on-the-job learning, workplace practice, self-directed study and assessment preparation. This will vary according to student experience and current practice.

Graduate outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will have the skills 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

Industry recognition

The attainment of the Diploma of Facilities Management will allow for recognition of prior learning into the Bachelor of Business and Master of Business Administration at UNE, once admission requirements have been met.*

*Pathways are subject to acceptance/approval, and fees apply

Course fees

Diploma of Facilities Management = $5,164.50 AUD

  • Members of Facilities Management Associations of Australia and New Zealand are eligible for a 10% discount
  • Payment plans are available for this qualification.

Please contact us today for more information!

Units

Students must complete 12 units of competency – 8 core units plus 4 elective units, of which 2 must be selected from Group A and 2 from Group B:

Core Units
Budgets and financial plans
People performance
Safety in the workplace
Managing risk
Managing sustainability
Managing life cycle services
Facility maintenance planning and management
Managing projects
Group A – Elective Units
Understanding plans and specifications
Advising on use and design**
Coordinating capital projects
Space utilisation**
Managing client relationships
**mutually exclusive
Group B – Elective Units
Innovative practice
Document writing
Purchasing and procurement strategies
Principles of contract law
Developing a business case
 

UNE Partnerships and Facility Management Association of Australia are pleased to present the 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.

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FCMDFMA - Diploma of Facilities Management (FMA)

Learn on the job, so you can immediately apply your new skills. There are no academic prerequisites and you can enrol at any time.

This qualification is suited to those working in facilities management delivering services and maintenance of operations and looking to develop their facilities management skills and knowledge in this diverse and fast moving industry.

It is ideal 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, utlities, building and property maintenance.

* This qualification is not currently recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Fees

$5,164.50 AUD

  • Members of Facilities Management Associations of Australia and New Zealand are eligible for a 10% discount
  • Payment plans are available for this qualification.

Course Duration

The estimated time to complete the course is 6-8 hours per week over an 18-24 month study period comprising on-the-job learning, workplace practice, self-directed study and assessment preparation.

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to all applicants with a suitable level of workplace responsibility allowing sufficient opportunity to demonstrate competency through completion of tasks related to their job role. Applicants must

  • be working in a facilities management related environment delivering services and maintenance of operations; or
  • have access to a facilities management role in a work-based environment.

Delivery Options

  • Individual students (online).

Contact us today
for more information!

How will this course benefit your career?

Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will have the skills 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

Industry Recognition

Successful attainment of the Diploma will allow for articulation into higher awards including a range of undergraduate and postgraduate awards offered by the UNE Business School.*

*Applications must address UNE program entry criteria. Enrolment fees are set annually by UNE.

Study online at your own pace
anywhere and anytime

Unit information

Students must complete 12 units of competency:

●   Eight (8) core units;
●   Two (2) elective units from Group A; and
●   Two (2) elective units from Group b.

Core Units
Budgets and financial plans
People performance
Safety in the workplace
Managing risk
Managing sustainability
Managing life cycle services
Facility maintenance planning and management
Managing projects

 

Group A – Elective Units
Understanding plans and specifications
Advising on use and design*
Coordinating capital projects
Space utilisation*
Managing client relationships

*mutually exclusive

Group B – Elective Units
Innovative practice
Document writing
Purchasing and procurement strategies
Principles of contract law
Developing a business case