Professional Certificate in AM Planning


Support your future, develop deep capability, and fast track your career growth with the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning

Learn by doing with this 7-module online course which provides a practical, engaging and interactive experience designed to increase your asset management skills, giving you a deep-founded knowledge in Asset management planning and in turn build your career prospects.

Presented by some of the profession’s leading mentors, this course can benefit organisations of all sizes from beginners to experienced practitioners. The course guides you, using your own data to write your organisation’s asset management plan.

Based on the industry bible (IIMM) and consistent with ISO Standards, develop deep capability and fast-track your career progression.

  • 7 modules delivered online over 8 weeks with live Q&A and discussion groups
  • Be mentored by the profession’s leaders, Allen Mapstone, Jacqueline Hansen and Steve Verity
  • Use your own data to write an Asset Management plan for your organisation.


Course Details

Date & Time

Module 1 commences:

Monday, 12 April 2021

Starts at 9:00am

Price (ex GST)

IPWEA member: AU$2,600 | Non-member: AU$2,800

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CPD Points
Total estimated 50 – 60 hours


Everything you need to know about the upcoming course...

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12 Apr 2021 (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 11


12 Apr


2 - Risk Management

Apr 18

Apr 21

19 Apr

22 Apr

3A - Lifecycle Costs

Apr 25

Apr 28

26 Apr

29 Apr

3B - Lifecycle Costs

May 2

May 5

3 May

6 May

4 - Levels of Service

May 9

May 12

10 May

13 May

5 - Credibility of Model Results

May 16

May 19

17 May

20 May

6 - Demand Management

May 23

May 26

24 May

27 May

7 - Credible Asset Management Plans

May 30

Jun 2

31 May

3 Jun

Final assignment due date: Monday Jun 21

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

Check your local time
Recordings available where scheduled times not suitable (Europe, other)


T: +61 1300 416 745 (Australia)
Australia & New Zealand Enquiries:

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 12, 2021. A new module will open each week.

The course closes at the Final Assignment Due date, June 21, 2021. 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.


Participants may cancel their enrolment at any time. Cancelations received seven (7) or more days before to commencement of the course will not incur any penalty. Cancelations received less than seven (7) days but prior to the commencement of the course will be required to pay 50% of the course fee. Cancelations 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. Participants who have transferred enrolment to a Course must recommence on the next available course.
  4. Participants 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.

Course Fee Payment

Participants must ensure course fee payments are complete prior to the commencement of the course. IPWEA will not grant access to the course until payment has been received. In the event of late enrolments, IPWEA will accept an official Purchase Order as proof of pending payment. IPWEA reserves the right to remove course access in the event that payment is not received in full.


  1. Extensions to complete work/assignments which are due will only be given in the following circumstances:
    • Illness or injury of the candidate or his/her immediate family where the participant is one of the primary caregivers;
    • Death or incapacity of a family member or close relative;
    • Absence of the participant’s manager, where the manager must sign-off any assignment;
    • 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 course.
  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, and 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 recommencing 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.

Course Closure and Finalisation

Participants will have access to the online course environment (Cahoot) and tools (NAMS+) for a reasonable period following the conclusion of the course to facilitate assignment completion. A hard close date will be established for each course and participants will be notified of this via the Cahoot platform.

Our commitment to participants

  • Participant data and Final Assignment will remain confidential and will only be used for the mentor’s assessment and feedback.
  • Mentors will respond to participant questions in a timely manner.
  • Mentors will provide support to all participants as far as practical to assist them complete the Professional Certificate


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

Course delivery

This Course is delivered through the Cahoot Learning platform, which is owned by CPDlive Pty Ltd. By registering for this Course you agree to the following terms of use of the Cahoot Learning platform, which terms are incorporated into these Course Terms and Conditions:

Cahoot Learning Site Terms of Use

Cahoot Learning Accessibility Policy

Cahoot Learning Privacy Policy

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