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Fleet Management Certificate


Learn, practice and apply the critical principles, knowledge and skills required to effectively and efficiently manage a plant and vehicle fleet.



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What is Fleet Management Certificate?

The IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate is an industry recognised qualification designed specifically for those working or wanting to work in Fleet Management.

This course provides the opportunity to 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.

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Study Mode

6 Online Units

Duration

12 - 14 weeks

CPD

35 hours

Fees

Fleet Subscriber / Member Price: $1,120 + GST
Non-Subscriber / Non-Member Price: $1,399 + GST

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Course Commences
2 August 2022

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Course Commences
8 February 2023

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Course Details

Course Overview

Relevant, Practical, Achievable.


Be qualified in just 3 months with informative and practical content delivered through our state-of-the-art online learning management system.

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.

  • Delivered via our online learning management system over 12-14 weeks.
  • Each unit includes on-demand study elements that are supported by online tutorials.
  • 90min tutorials on a fortnightly basis providing an opportunity to build on key elements.
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Module Overview


Unit 1 - Utilisation

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.

Unit 2 - 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.

Unit 3 - 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.

Unit 4 - Maintenance Management

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

Unit 5 - 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.

Unit 6 - 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.

 

Modules

The course features 6 online modules, over approx 6 weeks. Assessments due throughout the course period.

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Description

Online Tutorial
Australasia

Every Wednesday 10AM

Welcome and Introduction Session

Tue, 2 Aug

Unit 1 Tutorial - Utilisation

3 Aug

Unit 2 Tutorial - Financial Management

17 Aug

Unit 3 Tutorial - Procurement

31 Aug

Unit 4 Tutorial - Maintenance Management

14 Sep

Unit 5 Tutorial - Service Level Agreements

12 Oct

Unit 6 Tutorial - Regulatory Requirements

26 Oct

Course 2023

Description

Online Tutorial
Australasia

Every Wednesday 10AM

Welcome and Introduction Session

8 Feb

Unit 1 Tutorial - Utilisation

15 Feb

Unit 2 Tutorial - Financial Management

1 Mar

Unit 3 Tutorial - Procurement

15 Mar

Unit 4 Tutorial - Maintenance Management

26 Apr

Unit 5 Tutorial - Service Level Agreements

10 May

Unit 6 Tutorial - Regulatory Requirements

24 May

Live Q&A Sessions

Optional Live Q&A webinar sessions scheduled 11am Sydney time throughout the course. These provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects of Fleet Management with the course mentors and your peers. These sessions are recorded and are available where scheduled times not suitable.

Fees

Fleet Subscriber/Member Price: $1,120 + GST
Non-Subscriber/Member Price: $1,399 + GST

Save when you register for this course as an IPWEA member or Fleet Subscribing Organisation.

IPWEA Fleet Subscription
Basic: $550 pa ex GST per Organisation
Premium: $1,250 pa ex GST per Organisation

Find out more about becoming a Fleet Subscriber

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.

Delivery

Course Format


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.

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.

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Testimonials

We spoke to Fleet Management Certificate alumni Matthew Smith about his experience with the course, and here's what he had to say:

"I am currently employed as the National Warehousing & Assets Manager for the Total Metering Services Pty Ltd.

Through my previous position as Asset & Fleet Coordinator for my Local Council, I was fortunate enough to attend this course.

I found the course to be structured well and the course content to be clear and informative.

Using the knowledge gained from attending the IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate, I have been able to apply the principles in my current position to make calculated decisions regarding the companies 150+ strong fleet.

I would recommend this course for those looking for helpful content that can be applied realistically."

Matthew Smith, National Logistics & Assets Manager, TMS

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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 final assignment. The Fleet Management Certificate delivers immediate results to you and your organisation.

Rob Wilson

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

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.

Who Should Enrol

The course is essential for anyone involved in the management, maintenance, procurement and operation of plant and vehicle fleets including:

  • Plant & Fleet Managers
  • Fleet Officers / Fleet Coordinators
  • Works & Parks Supervisors
  • Workshop Supervisors
  • Works Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Procurement Officers
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Benefits of enrolling and completing the IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate Course include:

  • 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

Resources

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.

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Plant & Vehicle Mgt Manual
NEW Edition 4

Australia’s most comprehensive guide for fleet managers. First developed by IPWEA in 2004, the manual has been substantially revised to address current issues regarding the fleet industry.

Subscribing Organisation
AU$405 (ex GST)

Non Subscribing Organisation
AU$450 (ex GST)

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Be Recognised


On successful completion of the FMC, you be awarded an industry recognised qualification and digital badge.

You will be entitled to use the Post Nominals FMCert. The best performing student for each year is awarded the prestigious IPWEA Fleet Award.

Total estimated 35 hours.
Eligible for CPD by Engineers Australia (EA) in accordance with EA Guidelines.

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.

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