Procert International Course


An internationally recognised benchmark:

Fast-track your career with this interactive and engaging course


19 August 2019






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

Aug 18

Aug 21

19 Aug

22 Aug

2 - Risk Management

Aug 25

Aug 28

26 Aug

29 Aug

3 - Lifecycle Costs

Sept 1

Sept 4

2 Sept

5 Sept

4 - Levels of Service

Sept 8

Sept 11

9 Sept

12 Sept

5 - Credibility of Model Results

Sept 15

Sept 18

16 Sept

19 Sept

6 - Demand Management

Sept 22

Sept 25

23 Sept

26 Sept

7 - Credible Asset Management Plans

Sept 29

Oct 2

30 Sept

3 Oct

Final assignment due date: Monday October 21

All modules will be made live at 9AM AEST every Monday.
Live Q&A Events are 45 minutes’ duration will commence at 10AM (AEST) every Thursday.

Attendance is not mandatory and does not contribute to your attainment of the Professional Certificate. Sessions are recorded so that everyone can learn from the questions that are asked. Please allow 24-48 hours for the recorded Q&A session to be made available.

Remember, if you have a question and are unable to attend a Q&A session, simply post your question in the Discussion Forum and a mentor will respond.

All Live Events are recorded for separate viewing available to all registered participants.

Live Q&A Sessions
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Recordings available where scheduled times not suitable (Europe, other)

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7 modules delivered by an online platform

  • Delivered by an online platform with weekly live Q&A, how-to videos, discussion forums and assignments
  • Coursework that will develop your draft asset management plan (one asset class)
  • 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.PLUS industry tools and templates

Course outputs

  • Your IPWEA Professional Certificate in AM Planning (subject to assessment)
  • Draft asset management 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 August 19, 2019. A new module will open each week.

The course closes at the Final Assignment Due date, October 21, 2019. 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

Our mentors fast-track student’s learning, through the sharing of their experiences and insights.
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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