Certificate in Facility Management


Facilities managers are responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of an organisation. They ensure that an organisation has the most suitable working environment for its employees and their activities. Duties vary with the nature of the organisation, but facilities managers generally focus on using best business practice to improve efficiency, by reducing operating costs while increasing productivity. This is a wide field with a diverse range of responsibilities, which are dependent on the structure and size of the organisation. Facilities managers are involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises.

Topics in this course include:

  • Develop a maintenance plan
  • Facility and equipment maintenance needs.
  • Monitor on-site maintenance contracts and contractors.
  • Supervise the storage of equipment
  • Establish need for the service
  • Stock requirements and Stock-control systems
  • How to plan and provide profitable sport, fitness, and recreation services to the community
  • How to manage your facilities physical assets

Course Duration

The delivery for the Certificate in Facility Management is five days (9am – 5pm).

Course Summary

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to manage a profitable sports facility. The course will include information on how to plan, implement and evaluate the services from a facility management perspective, how to proactively plan for and manage the acquisition, maintenance of physical assets and establish and implement stock control. You will acquire knowledge on how to establish cost-effective stock purchasing and supply systems for a multi-use sport, fitness, or recreation facility.

Delivery Methods

Training for the course will be delivered using one or more of the following methods:

  • Classroom
  • Workplace-based training
  • Distance (correspondence)
  • Training workshops in small groups
  • Blended options of training delivery
  • All programs, leaning materials and assessments can be translated into the language required

Training methods are selected to best achieve the required elements of competence while considering the learning style of the participants. The provision of training may include a flexible combination of any of the above. Students studying at home have access to training via Skype, email, or phone.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods can include one or more of the following:

  • Questions and answers
  • Simulation
  • Role plays
  • Written and/or oral examinations
  • Projects and case studies
  • Observation
  • Practical demonstration and assessment