Fleet Management Foundations

Fleet Management Certificate – Relevant, Practical, Achievable.

Be qualified in just 3 months with new content and a new delivery platform.

Learn, practice and apply the critical principles, knowledge and skills required to effectively and efficiently manage a plant and vehicle fleet. Based on IPWEA’s best practice manual the Plant and Vehicle Management Manual Edition 4.

The Fleet Management Certificate features six inter-related units – each dealing with an important aspect of fleet management.

Utilisation – is a fundamental metric in fleet management and critical to fleet management planning, acquisition, maintenance and operational decision making. Learn what data to collect and how to analyse utilisation data to inform decision making.

Financial Management – Fleet practitioners need to understand important financial principles. This unit addresses, in non-accounting language, essential information related to; budgets, estimating and applying whole-of-life costs, and fleet financing options.

Procurement - This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake the procurement of fleet assets, including; identifying requirements, planning the procurement process, preparation of tender documentation and conducting a tender assessment using a multi-criteria assessment model.

Maintenance Management – Fleet maintenance is critical to fleet; safety, operational effectiveness and cost management. Whether maintenance is delivered inhouse or is outsourced, the feet practitioner needs to understand the principles and systems that support sound maintenance practice.

Service Level Agreements – Fleet practitioners need to work with their customers and other stakeholders to establish standards and deliver services. Learn about Service Level Agreements as a framework upon which works and services are defined and delivered.

Regulatory Requirements – Fleets operate within an increasingly rigorous regulatory environment and fleet practitioners need to meet their obligations. This unit focuses of Workplace Health and Safety and Heavy Vehicle National Law / Chain of Responsibility from a fleet practitioner’s perspective and presents a risk-based model for compliance management.


The IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate has three intakes per year in February, June and October. The course is completed over 3 months and is delivered online with live tutorial support and syndicate sessions.

Participants in the Fleet Management Certificate can also attend optional Online Fleet Management training sessions at no additional cost to support their knowledge acquisition and to assist them to complete the course.

Fleet Management Certificate participants can access recorded sessions of the online training series throughout the duration of the course.

References Materials

Participants are provided with electronic access to the IPWEA Plant and Vehicle Management Manual for the duration of the course. All other materials are provided online.

Be Recognised

On successful completion of the Fleet Management Certificate, you will be awarded an industry recognised qualification and Certificate.

You will be entitled to use the Post Nominals FMCert.

The best performing student for each year is awarded the prestigious IPWEA Fleet Award.

Who is it for?

The course is essential for anyone involved in the management, maintenance, procurement and operation of plant and vehicle fleets. Plant & Fleet Managers, Fleet Officers, Fleet Coordinators, Works & Parks Supervisors, Workshop Supervisors, Works Engineers, Asset Managers, and Procurement Officers - anyone working with plant or vehicle fleets within their organisation.

Benefits of enrolling and completing the IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate Course

  • Industry recognised qualification and post nominals (FMCert)
  • Learn the skills necessary to manage a fleet
  • Benefit from the experience of industry leaders in fleet management
  • Meet and build your network with other members of the fleet management industry
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry trends and innovations in fleet management


Course Details


Course Starts Tuesday, 1 June 2021


IPWEA Fleet Subscribing Organisation / IPWEA Members
$1,120.00 + GST

IPWEA Non Subscribing Organisation / Non Members
$1,399.00 + GST

CPD Points

35 CPD hours


Cancellation Policy: Substitution advice must be received 3 days prior to commencement. Cancellations received less than one week prior to the start of the course will require payment of the full cost. The right is reserved to defer, amend or cancel training.



Rob Wilson – Director IPWEA FLEET
Robert was the Main Author and Managing Editor for the Plant and Vehicle Management Manual Ed4. and was involved in the development and update of the Fleet Management Certificate. Rob and is a qualified trainer and an experienced consultant in fleet management.


Stephen Haughey – Consultant IPWEA FLEET
Stephen is lead assessor for the Fleet Management Certificate and was a key member of the team that developed the current Fleet Management Certificate. Stephen is a qualified trainer and has worked in Fleet Management and Consultancy both locally and internationally for over 30 years.


IPWEA Fleet Subscription

$550 pa ex GST per Organisation

$1,250 pa ex GST per Organisation



Plant & Vehicle Mgt Manual
NEW Edition 4


Subscribing Organisation
AU$405 (ex GST)

Non Subscribing Organisation
AU$450 (ex GST)


Contact Us

T: 1300 416 745
Email: admin@ipwea.org