Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning


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Develop your organisation's asset management plan while you earn your qualification!


8 modules delivered over 10 weeks

  • Delivered by live webinars, 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 elements of an asset management plan
  • Learn the essentials of a quality asset management plan
  • Earn an Industry acknowledged certificate on completion
  • Apply the IPWEA NAMS.PLUS industry tools and 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

  • Articulate the benefits of an asset management plan
  • Choose the applicable data for each of the three 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

Course structure

Module 1 Introduction and orientation
Module 2 Levels of Service
Module 2 Risk
Module 4 Data requirements
Module 5 Interrogating the results
Module 6 Future demand and management
Module 7 Building the AM Plan and Improvement Plan
Module 8 Pulling it 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)

Who should attend

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
  • 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 and application of skills and concepts

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International program details
United States / Canada Australasia


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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)
USD 2,150 pp (approximate as depends on currency exchange rate at date of payment)

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

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Course requirements

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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Contact us

Ph: +61 1300 416 745 (Australia)

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Course facilitators

Allen Mapstone
Director Strategic Asset Management, IPWEA | NAMS Canada

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.

Nicole Allen
Executive Director, NAMS Canada

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.


Steve Walker
Principal, Asset Engineering

Steve has 27 years’ experience working both within and with Local Government. He was extensive practical Asset Management experience and was involved in the development and delivery of the 2007 precursor to NAMS.PLUS in South Australia in 2007.


Jeremy McAnally
Senior Consultant - Asset Mgt, TechnologyOne

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.

Steve Verity

Senior Consultant - Asset Mgt, TechnologyOne

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