Procert International Course



Next course starts 13 April 2020


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13 April 2020 (AEST)






Module Open
North America

Live Q&A
North America

Module Open

Every Monday 9AM (AEST)

Live Q&A

Every Thursday 10AM (AEST)

1 - Asset Management Concepts

Apr 12

Apr 15

13 Apr

16 Apr

2 - Risk Management

Apr 19

Apr 22

20 Apr

23 Apr

3 - Lifecycle Costs

Apr 26

Apr 29

27 Apr

30 Apr

Break - Q&A

May 3

May 6

4 May

7 May

4 - Levels of Service

May 10

May 13

11 May

14 May

5 - Credibility of Model Results

May 17

May 20

18 May

21 May

6 - Demand Management

May 24

May 27

25 May

28 May

7 - Credible Asset Management Plans

May 31

Jun 3

1 Jun

4 Jun

Final assignment due date: Monday June 22

Modules progressively open each Monday at 9AM AEST.

Optional Live Q&A webinar sessions scheduled 10am (AEST) each Thursday. These provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects of Asset Management with the course mentors and your peers. These sessions are recorded

Live Q&A Sessions

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


T: +61 1300 416 745 (Australia)
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7 modules delivered online

  • Delivered by an online platform with weekly live Q&A, how-to videos, discussion forums and assignments
  • Coursework enables you to create your draft Asset Management Plan as you go
  • Hands-on experience with tools and templates
  • Based on the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM)
  • Aligns with ISO 55000 global AM standards

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

This will be an intensive but practical and rewarding course consisting of 7 Modules. In completing the course, you will develop a usable draft Asset Management Plan which includes an Improvement Plan.

The Introduction and Module 1 opens on April 13, 2020. A new module will open each week.

The course closes at the Final Assignment Due date, June 22, 2020. The course 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.

Industry Expert 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.

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.


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

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

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 focussed. 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.


Candidates may cancel their enrolment at any time. Cancellations received seven (7) or more days before to commencement of the course will not incur any penalty. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days but prior to the commencement of the course will be required to pay 50% of the course fee. Cancellations received after the course has commenced will be required to pay 100% of the course fee.

Enrolment suspension and transfer

  1. Applications to suspend and transfer enrolment to the next course must be received by the course administrator before the start of Module 1.
  2. Applications for suspension and transfer received after commencement of Module 1 will incur a fee equal to 50% of the course registration fee to transfer to a future course.
  3. Candidates who have transferred enrolment to a Course must recommence on the next available course.
  4. Candidates who are granted an enrolment suspension and transfer will be provided access to all modules of the subsequent Course. Any of the work completed on the Course portal (Cahoot) during the initial enrolment will not be transferred to the subsequent Program portal.


  1. Extensions to complete work/assignments which are due will only be given in the following circumstances:
    1. Illness or injury of the candidate or his/her immediate family where the candidate is one of the primary caregivers;
    2. Death or incapacity of a family member or close relative;
    3. Absence of the candidate’s manager, where the manager must sign-off any assignment;
    4. Abnormal or unanticipated work load resulting from entity restructures or severe natural weather events such as earthquakes, storms, floods.
  2. Only one extension of time to complete work/assignment will be granted per program.
  3. 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. The ability to learn to balance competing objectives is a core skill to be acquired as part of successfully completing the course.
  4. Unemployment, absence, 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.

Assignment submissions

  1. Assignments must be the participant’s own work. We acknowledge collaboration can occur within an entity. However, submissions must be the participant’s own work.
  2. Participants must follow the format of the Asset Plan as per the course. Assignments must be consistent with the course format and templates.


Personal information will be handled in accordance with IPWEA’s privacy policy, available on IPWEA’s website.

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