IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning


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Course #16 – Starts Aug 21/22, 2019
AU, NZ, USA, other Internationals

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Course #17 – Starts Sep 10, 2019
Canadian municipalities only
FCM MAMP grant subsidized

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


7 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 to Asset Management
Module 2 Risk Management
Module 3 Forecasting Lifecycle Costs and Planned Budgets
Module 4 Levels of Service
Module 5 Interpreting Results
Module 6 Demand Management
Module 7 Building a Credible AMP & Wrap up

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


More than 1,000 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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Next courses start soon

Course #16 – Starts Aug 21/22, 2019
AU, NZ, USA, other Internationals

Register Now - Course #16

AU, NZ, USA, other Internationals

Course #17 – Starts Sep 10, 2019
Canadian municipalities only
FCM MAMP grant subsidized

Register Interest - Course #17

Canadian Municipalities Only


Ph: +61 1300 416 745 (Australia)

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Course #16
International program


North America


1 - Introduction to Asset Management

2 - Risk Management
3 - Forecasting Lifecycle Costs & Planned Budgets

4 - Levels of Service
5 - Interpreting Results
6 - Demand Management
7 - Building a Credible AM Plan & Wrap up

Assignment due date:
Monday October 21

Aug 18

Aug 28
Sep 4

Sep 11
Sep 18
Sep 25
Oct 2

19 Aug

29 Aug
5 Sep

12 Sep
19 Sep
26 Sep
3 Oct

Live Q&A Sessions

Check your local time (pdf)

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

Course #17
Canadian Municipalities Only




Introduction to Asset Management

Risk Management
Forecasting Lifecycle Costs & Planned Budgets

Levels of Service
Interpreting Results
Demand Management
Building a Credible AM Plan & Wrap up

Sep 10

Sep 17
Sep 24

Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15
Oct 22

Live Q&A Sessions

Check your local time (pdf)

Recordings available where scheduled times not suitable

Subsidized Cost

CAD 452 pp +5% GST
Conditions apply; limited places

Max. 6 per municipality across all FCM MAMP subsidized ProfCert courses

This initiative is delivered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Common course details
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
Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Quality Provider of continuing education units (CEU) to the engineering community
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AUD 2,650 pp +10% GST

Canada (full fee paying):
CAD 2,650 pp +5% GST

Canada (FCM MAMP subsidized):
CAD 452 pp +5% GST (conditions apply; limited places)

Other Internationals, the equivalent of:
CAD 2,650 pp (taxes not applicable)
USD 2,150 pp (approximate as depends on currency exchange rate at the date of payment)

Group discount:
Enquire to admin@ipwea.org for discounts available to organisations registering 3-5 people (-15%) & 6+ (-20%).

Contact us for more information on group discounts

Course requirements

Complimentary trial subscription to IPWEA's NAMS.PLUS tools, templates & other resources are provided solely for the purpose and time whilst undertaking the course (where not already a subscriber).

Some functions are disabled in the 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 the subscriber with full access to additional NAMS.PLUS portal resources, non-course use, etc.

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Terms & Conditions

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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.


Troy Sykes
Canadian Cahoot facilitator 

Troy has 23 years’ experience working in Municipal Government.  Troy has extensive knowledge in strategic Asset Management planning, as well as Asset Management implementation.


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
Principal Advisor - Asset Mgt, IPWEA

Steve is a fellow member of the IPWEA and has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure management across the public and private sectors. Steve has a strong appreciation in the importance of applying robust planning and risk management frameworks to ensure the necessary funds are available to deliver projects and programs at the agreed level of service. Steve brings a depth and breadth of expertise to the team and willingness to share experiences with those who wish to develop their skills and knowledge.

Jacqui Hansen
Principal, Brearley and Hansen 

Jacqui has 25 years’ experience in local government. She is a consulting engineer specialising in AM. Currently the facilitator of a regional Asset Management Working Group in western NSW, a quarterly meeting of AM practitioners from 14 rural and remote Councils, providing support, training and peer networking on AM.