IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning




The internationally recognised benchmark:
Fast track your career with this interactive and engaging course

Develop your organizations AM plan while you earn your qualification!

8 modules delivered over 10 weeks

  • Delivered by live webinars, how-to video's, and discussion forums, assignments
  • Coursework that will develop your draft Asset Management Plan (one asset class)
  • Hands-on experience with tools & templates
  • Based on the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM)
  • Aligns with ISO 55000 global AM standards

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Course objectives

  • Master the 8 key elements of an Asset Management Plan
  • Learn the essentials of a quality asset management plan
  • Earn an Industry recognized Certificate on completion
  • Apply the IPWEA NAMS.PLUS industry tools & templates
  • Engage with your international peers through webinars, videos, discussion forums

Course outputs

  • Your IPWEA Professional Certificate in AM Planning (subject to assessment)
  • Draft Asset Management Plan (one asset class)

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the benefits & content of an asset management plan
  • Know the data requirements & the 3 renewal planning methods
  • Able to collate, upload, edit and report on AM data
  • Able to interpret the AM figures, graphs & reports
  • Are aware of any service & risk consequences
  • Able to document customer & technical levels of service
  • Able to document risk register risk management plan
  • Can develop demand management options, & prioritization criteria for capital works
  • Able to prepare a draft asset management plan
  • Able to link the AM plan expenditure projections to a long-term financial plan
  • Able to identify & document areas for improvement of the AM plan

Course structure

Module 1
  Introduction & orientation: why, what, benefits of AM plan 
Module 2

AM plan and all important data requirements

Module 3

Entering & editing your data: asset register, asset values

Module 4

Digesting the results: interpretting the data, consequences confidence in data

Module 5
  Service levels: customer & technical; documenting, communicating
Module 6

Risk: network & critical assets, risk register, risk management plan

Module 7

Future demand: drivers & impact, demand management, prioritisation

Module 8

Building the AM & improvement plans: data confidence, bringing it all together

  • Each 'live event' session is 90 mins supported by class participation the following week.
  • Live events are recorded to allow catch up or review (or for participants where scheduled live times do not suit)












Course facilitators


Allen Mapstone
Senior Consultant - Asset Mgt, JRA

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. More


Nicole Allen
Partner,  ATANA Management

Nicole has experience working in the areas of strategic planning, AM, transportation and land development.
Nicole has worked in the area of AM in both training and support with small and large rural and urban communities across Western Canada. More


Jeremy McAnally
Senior Consultant - Asset Mgt, JRA

Jeremy has 25 years of experience working in Local Government including comprehensive experience in asset management. Jeremy has an in depth knowledge of current issues facing the industry together with strong technical expertise. More


Steve Verity

Senior Consultant - Asset Mgt, JRA 

Steve is an associate with Jeff Roorda & Associates (JRA) who provide whole of organisation solutions for asset and financial management in the public sector. More


Who should attend

The course is targeted at those managing public infrastructure assets such as road & transport networks,
water, sewer & drainage networks, parks & recreation facilities, community facilities & 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
  • engineers
  • accountants / finance staff
  • technical officers
  • administrative staff
  • community planners
  • IT staff
  • staff service providers

Testimonials & FAQs

Check out FAQs and what previous students have said they have gained from the course! 

Over 500 participants have undertaken the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning

75-80% successful completion rate due to interactive and engaging nature of the course

Many international participants have proved international transfer & application of skills and concepts

“Capacity building in municipal asset management is a national priority. CPWA has been working with IPWEA to bring its’ 20 years of experience in sustainable asset management to the municipal and public works infrastructure sectors in Canada.”

Andrew Stevenson, CPWA President


“The course is well suited to the Canadian environment because it aligns with ISO 55001 standards and the asset management principles taught are universal. Participants will learn valuable asset management skills in a real-life situation.”

Troy Sykes, City of Calgary


“The introductory three-day NAMS workshops create the foundation well-suited to all practitioners. However, the Professional Certificate provides further skills at the leadership level which builds on that foundation.”

David Love, City of Courtenay

Success Stories




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August, 2017


International Program

        Module  North America Australasia




05:00pm (CST North America)
10:00am (AEDT Australia)
12 noon (NZST New Zealand)

Recordings available where scheduled times not suitable (Europe, other)

      Delivery:   Live webinar (90 mins)
Online forum, Q&A's, video's 
      CPD Points:

12 hours (live course)
plus est 40 – 50 hours (additional coursework)

Successful completion 5.0 CEU points (EIC)


Eligible for CPD by Engineers Australia (EA) in accordance with EA Guidelines.

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AUD 2,650 pp (plus 10% GST)

CAD 2,650 pp (plus applicable taxes)

Other Internationals, equivalent of:
CAD 2,650 pp (taxes not applicable)

Group discount:
Enquire about discounts available to organisations registering 3-5 people (-15%) & 6+ (-20%).

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Course Requirement


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

Some functions are disabled in 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.PLUS full subscription is available. This provides subscriber with full access to additional NAMS.PLUS portal resources, non-course use, etc.

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Ph: +61 1300 416 745 (Australia)

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Terms and Conditions


1. Extensions to complete work/assignments which are due will only be given in the following circumstances:
a. Illness or injury of the candidate or his/her immediate family where the candidate is one of the primary caregivers;
b. Death or incapacity of a family member or close relative;
c. Absence of the candidate’s manager, where the manager must sign-off any assignment;
d. Abnormal or unanticipated work load resulting from organisational restructures or severe natural weather events such as earthquakes, storms, floods.

2. Any request for an extension of time must be validated and supported in writing by the candidate’s manager.

3. Only one extension of time will be granted per module.  Requests for extension of time for more than one module are unlikely to be approved unless extenuating circumstances prevail.

4. Requests for extension of time due to any inability to balance competing priorities (such as leaving course work to the last minute) will not be granted as the ability to learn to balance competing objectives is a core skill to be acquired as part of successfully completing the course.

5. Unemployment, retrenchment, relocation, secondment, changing employer – these are special circumstances and usually result in allowing the candidate either additional time to complete, or to suspend their course with the option of re-commencing at the same stage in  the next available course.   Such matters are considered on a case by case basis.  Application should be made in writing to the course administrators.