ProCert AMP

Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning


Support your future, develop deep capability, and fast track your career growth with the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset management Planning.



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What is the Professional Certificate Asset Management Planning?

The Professional Certificate is recognised as a global standard in Asset Management training. It provides hands-on experience using your own data, where participants draft an Asset Management plan as part of completing the course. We provide a compelling case for employers to support your enrolment and a course designed to support your career in Asset Management.

“I believe that completing the course has elevated my credibility within my organisation and enabled me to provide insight for my peers and managers as we take on challenges associated with our infrastructure. I am optimistic that new opportunities are within reach as a direct result of obtaining the Professional Certification.”

Rick Churko, System Planning & Asset Management | SaskPower

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Study Mode

7 Online Modules

Duration

10 weeks

CPD

50-60 hours

Fees

Member Price: $2,600 + GST
Non-Member Price: $2,800 + GST

 

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Australian and International Course


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Course Commences
29 August 2022

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Australian and International Course


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Course Commences
3 April 2023

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Canadian & French Courses

by NAMS Canada


NAMS Canada Course Dates will be announced soon.

In the meantime you can find out more about NAMS Canada product and training offerings, including IPWEA Asset Management Pathway courses, available in English and French.

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Course Details

Course Overview

Learn by doing with this 7-module online course which provides a practical, engaging and interactive learning experience designed to increase your asset management skills, giving you the opportunity to build deep-founded knowledge in Asset Management planning.

Presented by some of the profession’s leading mentors, this course can benefit organisations of all sizes from beginners to experienced practitioners. Based on the industry bible, the IIMM (International Infrastructure Management Manual) and consistent with ISO Standards, develop deep capability and fast-track your career progression.


  • 7 modules delivered online over 8 weeks with live Q&A and discussion groups
  • Be mentored by the profession’s leaders
  • Use your own data to write an Asset Management plan for your organisation
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Modules

The course features 7 online modules, over 8 weeks. Modules progressively open each Monday at 9AM AEST.

Course 2022

Description

Module Open
Australasia

Every Monday 9AM (AEST)

Live Q&A
Australasia

Every Wednesday 10AM (AEST)

Module 1 - Asset Management Concepts

29 Aug

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Module 2 - Risk Management

5 Sep

7 Sep

Module 3A - Lifecycle Costs

12 Sep

14 Sep

Module 3B - Lifecycle Costs

19 Sep

21 Sep

Module 4 - Levels of Service

26 Sep

28 Sep

Module 5 - Credibility of Model Results

3 Oct

5 Oct

Module 6 - Demand Management

10 Oct

12 Oct

Module 7 - Credible Asset Management Plans

17 Oct

19 Oct

Final assignment due date: Monday, 7 November 2022

Live Q&A Sessions

Optional Live Q&A webinar sessions scheduled 10am each Wednesday. These provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects of Asset Management with the course mentors and your peers. These sessions are recorded and are available where scheduled times not suitable. (Europe, other)

Course 2023

Description

Module Open
Australasia

Every Monday 9AM (AEST)

Live Q&A
Australasia

Every Wednesday 10AM (AEST)

Module 1 - Asset Management Concepts

3 Apr

-

Module 2 - Risk Management

10 Apr

13 Apr

Module 3A - Lifecycle Costs

17 Apr

20 Apr

Module 3B - Lifecycle Costs

24 Apr

27 Apr

Module 4 - Levels of Service

1 May

4 May

Module 5 - Credibility of Model Results

8 May

11 May

Module 6 - Demand Management

15 May

18 May

Module 7 - Credible Asset Management Plans

22 May

25 May

Final assignment due date: Monday, 12 June 2023

Live Q&A Sessions

Optional Live Q&A webinar sessions scheduled 10am (AEST) each Wednesday. These provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects of Asset Management with the course mentors and your peers. These sessions are recorded and are available where scheduled times not suitable. (Europe, other)

Fees

IPWEA member: AU$2,600 + GST
Non-member: AU$2,800 + GST

Save up to $200/pp when you register for this course as an IPWEA member.

Group discounts available.

Group discounts are available to organisations who register:

  • 3-5 people (15% discount)
  • 6+ pp (20% discount)

*need to be registered at the same time and from the same organisation.

Please email full participants details of group (name, position, email, contact details, phone) to: admin@ipwea.org

Course Objectives + Outcomes

Course Objectives:

  • Master the key concepts of asset management planning
  • Learn how to compare asset lifecycle costs and planned budgets
  • Communicate the consequences, related to levels of service and risk, associated with a planned budget or long- term financial plan
  • Explain the role of the asset management plan related to integrated planning, including long term financial plans, climate adaptation plans and strategic plans
  • Apply the IPWEA NAMS+ asset management tools and templates

Course Outputs:

  • Successful completion of the course - "Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning"
  • A draft Asset Management Plan with Improvement Plan (one asset class)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Articulate the benefits of an asset management plan
  • Choose the applicable data for renewal planning methods
  • Collate, upload, edit and report on AM data
  • Interpret the AM figures, graphs and reports
  • Communicate service and risk consequences
  • Document customer and technical levels of service
  • Document risk register risk management plan
  • Develop demand management options and priorities for capital works
  • Prepare a draft asset management plan
  • Connect the AM plan expenditure projections to a long-term financial plan
  • Identify and document areas for improvement of the AM plan

Testimonials + Videos

Find out why this is a go-to course for AM


“I would recommend the Professional Certificate AMP through IPWEA to anyone involved in asset management and public works in New Zealand. The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Being online made it really flexible and the course balanced theory with practice perfectly.”

Melissa, Waipa District Council, New Zealand

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Delivery

This will be an intensive but practical and rewarding course consisting of 7 Modules, with a new module each week after commencement. The course closes at the Final Assignment Due date and will then be archived and remain accessible for 12 months.

Learning by Doing

Innovation requires action. That’s why this course will help you put into practice everything that you will learn. And you won’t just learn from video lectures – you will also get to participate in an engaging and collaborative classroom environment.

Online Program

This is a 100% online program, which gives you the flexibility to adapt your training to your professional and personal needs. You will be guided throughout the program by a personal learning mentor who will help you with activities.

IPWEA uses the latest in platform Cahoot. Cahoot is a highly dynamic and innovative online educational environment that delivers world class learning experiences and outcomes to participants from around the world. In collaboration with inspirational global educators and organisations across the world, Cahoot delivers truly engaging and meaningful educational experiences.

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Mentors

Your mentors fast-track student’s learning, through the sharing of their experiences and insights. Your mentors track your progress, provide feedback and carefully assess your draft Asset Management Plan. The Professional Certificate delivers immediate results to you and your organisation.

Allen Mapstone
Director Strategic Asset Management, IPWEA | NAMS Canada

Allen Mapstone is IPWEA's lead trainer for NAMS.PLUS asset management courses in Australia & Canada. Allen is a highly skilled presenter and makes these concepts very understandable.

Steve Verity
Principal Advisor - Asset Mgt, IPWEA

Steve is a fellow member of the IPWEA and has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure management across the public and private sectors. Steve has a strong appreciation in the importance of applying robust planning and risk management frameworks to ensure the necessary funds are available to deliver projects and programs at the agreed level of service. Steve brings a depth and breadth of expertise to the team and willingness to share experiences with those who wish to develop their skills and knowledge.

Jacqui Hansen
Principal Advisor - Asset Mgt, IPWEA

Jacqui Hansen is a consulting civil engineer with 25 years’ experience in local government. She specialises in Asset Management and for 15 years has provided consulting services to local government, helping Councils to improve asset management practices and develop meaningful asset management plans. Her focus has always been the needs of regional, rural and remote communities. She brings her real-life experiences to the team.

Steve Walker
Principal - Asset Engineering

Steve has 27 years’ experience working both within and with Local Government. He was extensive practical Asset Management experience and was involved in the development and delivery of the 2007 precursor to NAMS.PLUS in South Australia in 2007.

Adam Thomas
Senior Advisor - Infrastructure Financial Management

Since starting with local government nearly 25 years ago, Adam has held a number of senior roles in asset financial management in NSW State Government, Federal Government and the University sector. In more recent times, Adam has worked as a consultant to several NSW local governments, specialising in the integration of Asset data with large ERP systems, data modelling, capital expenditure management, AMP preparation and asset financial management. Adam is a CPA with an economics degree and also holds a Master of Business Administration.

Who Should Enrol

The course is targeted at those managing public infrastructure assets such as road and transport networks, water, sewer and drainage networks, parks and recreation facilities, community facilities and buildings and other community assets.

Therefore, any professional with an interest in progressing their career in this rapidly evolving field, including:

  • senior management
  • asset managers
  • accountants / finance staff
  • technical officers
  • administrative staff
  • community planners
  • IT staff
  • staff service providers
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Benefits

Participant Benefits

Asset management is a highly sought-after profession around the world. If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd, asset management is for you.

Designed for people who like to learn by doing, you’ll draft your asset management plan by using our hands-on tools and templates whilst being mentored by an industry expert.

This certificate is quickly becoming the international standard for asset management. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, asset management could be for you.

  • Master the key concepts of asset management planning
  • Learn how to compare asset lifecycle costs and planned budgets
  • Communicate the consequences, related to levels of service and risk, associated with a planned budget or long-term financial plan
  • Explain the role of the asset management plan related to integrated planning, including long term financial plans, climate adaptation plans and strategic plans
  • Apply the IPWEA NAMS+ industry tools & templates
  • Engage with your international peers through live Q&A, videos, discussion forums
  • Develop your organisation's asset management plan while you earn an Industry recognised qualification!

Organisation Benefits

Do you know how to take your organisation’s Asset Management to the next level?

IPWEA’s Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning is quickly becoming the global standard, for it provides hands-on, practical experience and access to industry-leading mentors. The course is delivered online via videos, live Q&A's and discussion groups.

  • Invest in and upskill your staff
  • Employees will build your organisation’s draft asset management plan whilst they earn a qualification
  • Employees will be able to interpret asset management data to understand and register service and risk consequences
  • Audit the organisation’s current asset management plan
  • Course aligns with the IIMM which will ensure your organisation is ISO compliant
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Resources

NAMS+

Complimentary trial subscription to IPWEA's NAMS+ tools, templates & other resources are provided solely for the purpose and time whilst undertaking the course (where not already a subscriber).

Some functions are disabled in the trial subscription. A full subscription is required for non-course or other purposes.

See Terms & Conditions in FAQs for more detail.

Upgrade Option: Purchase of 12-month NAMS+ full subscription is available. This provides the subscriber with full access to additional NAMS+ portal resources, non-course use, etc.

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Recommended Text

The 6th Edition of the globally acclaimed, International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) has been driven largely by the updates to the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standards. Recognising that the ISO Standards are very much the “What to do”, the IIMM provides the “How to do it” in terms of applying the standards for infrastructure asset management. The Manual provides valuable learnings for those who have a vital stewardship role in managing the investment in infrastructure on behalf of their community, customers or investors.

Receive 20% discount off IIMM eBook, when you register for the course and purchase at the same time.

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CPD + Certification

CPD Points

On average, each module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete the mandatory learning activities. Additionally, you will be required to complete your final assignment, a draft Asset Management Plan incorporating an Improvement Plan. Your final assignment may take 20-30 hours to complete, depending upon the size and readiness of your asset management information.

An optional 45 minute live Q&A session is scheduled each module, providing an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss key concepts of asset management with a mentor.

Total estimated 50 – 60 hours (depending on available data & previous experience). Eligible for CPD by Engineers Australia (EA) in accordance with EA Guidelines.

Asset Management Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning.

What qualification is awarded for the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning?

The IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning is a short course which is practitioner based and focused. A professional certificate is awarded by IPWEA upon successful completion of the course. Successful candidates may use the postnominals: ProfCertAM if they choose to do so. E.g. J.Citizen ProfCertAM.

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Credly Badge

Showcase your IPWEA Education Pathway achievements with a Digital Badge.

IPWEA has partnered with Credly to provide a convenient way for you to showcase your professional accomplishments. Upon course completion, you will now receive a ‘digital badge’ to recognise your achievements. A digital badge is easily shared online, data rich and verified. It is the ideal way to showcase your achievement.

IPWEA Digital Badges recognise the knowledge and skill gained via our courses in a way that is shareable with your network. We’ll be introducing the following badges for our four current pathway courses.

More IPWEA Pathway Courses

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Monday 15th August, 9:00am AEDT

CPD 25 hours
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Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning

Monday 22nd August, 9:00am AEST

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Event #3

Professional Certificate in Infrastructure Financial Management

Monday 29th August, 9:00am AEST

CPD approx. 30-40 hours
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