Public Works Foundations Program

Structured CPD for engineers, technical officers, coordinators and supervisors!

Role-relevant content developed by specialist sector partners

Presented annually, our eight online courses have been curated to develop the skills of public works engineering and technical professionals in key responsibility areas:

  • Asset Management See course outline below
  • Communications Coming soon!
  • Procurement and Contract Management Coming soon!
  • Project Management See course outline below
  • Resource Management Coming soon!
  • Road Engineering Coming soon!
  • Stormwater Management Coming soon!
  • Traffic and Transport Coming soon!
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Each course comprises 4 x 4hr sessions presented over consecutive weeks with opportunities for peer and presenter engagement. A digital badge is provided on completion of each course and program graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Public Works Engineering!

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Asset Management

Asset Management Foundations is a self-paced, online course featuring 4 modules designed to build capacity for any asset intensive organisation and increase your understanding of the asset management discipline.

The course has been designed for anyone managing public infrastructure assets such as road & transport networks, water, sewer & drainage networks, parks & recreation facilities, community facilities & buildings and other community assets.

Presented by IPWEA’s subject matter experts, it will:

  • Define Asset Management and why it’s important
  • Explain the difference between Asset Management and Managing Assets
  • Outline the Asset Management System
  • Summarise key considerations for good Asset Management
  • Identify and explain the factors for success including alignment with the financial planning and reporting task

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Project Management

Presented by Swinburne University of Technology, this four x half-day online course provides participants with the language, terminology, structures and tools that are the hallmarks of modern project management:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Produce a project outline to support initiation and approval
  • Create a project plan for a small project, including risk, quality, and change
  • Select tools and processes to effectively monitor project implementation
  • Develop closure reports and documentation
  • Evaluate the success of the project and capture lessons learned
  • Understand the core principles of project management
  • Outline what is needed to competently manage a project in detail
  • Understand the different project methodologies and when each may be applicable

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