PD & Training

Throughout the year the FMA, in conjunction with industry stakeholders, develops a range of professional development and training courses.

Professional Development & Training

  • National seminar series: based on compliance and relevant topics designed specifically for the FM professional
  • One day training & customised courses: designed to enhance the development of competencies required for the FM professional and best practice techniques. These courses can also be customised to align with your organisation, its policies and using its case studies to enhance your team's understanding and skills application.
  • Workshops: these are held at least annually with a focus on an industry-specific topic.  
    Most recently have been the Energy Efficiency Workshop and the Maintenance Workshop.
  • Formal courses: these include the FMA developed Diploma of Facilities Management as well as a number of other courses available through tertiary education providers.

Upcoming courses, workshops & seminars

If you are interested in attending anything in particular, please fill out our expression of interest form, which will allow us to better schedule courses of popular interest.

2021 Workshops

Tailored Professional Development Sessions for your Team

Upcoming Virtual PD sessions:

Workshops are subject to minimum registrations and may be postponed if minimum numbers are not met.

We are taking expressions of interest for upcoming sessions. Once the minimum number of submissions have been received, a date for the session will be scheduled. 

Please submit your expression of interest here

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DateTime (AEST)TitleDescriptionFacilitatorLink
28 April 202110:00am - 11:30am

Facility & General Liability Issues

  • Legislative requirements
  • Falls from height
  • Falling objects
  • Public Liability
  • Slips, trips, falls
  • Traffic Management
  • Pedestrian management
  • Examples/Case studies
Ennio Bianchi


28 April 20211:00pm - 2:30pm

Essential Safety Measures & Emergency Management

  • Legislative requirements
  • Fire & Essential Safety Measures
  • Emergency management
  • Case study
Ennio Bianchihttps://www.fma.com.au/events/virtual-pd-essential-safety-measures-emergency-management-april-2021
29 April 202110:00am - 11:30am

WHS/OHS Legislation impacting on FM

  • Key legislative & mandatory requirements
  • Facility Mgt Due Diligence
  • Effective Facility Safety Mgt systems
  • Case Studies
Ennio Bianchihttps://www.fma.com.au/events/virtual-pd-whsohs-legislation-impacting-fm-apr-2021
5 May 202110:00am - 11:30amPart A: Facility Management: Technical & Specific Issues
  • Legislative requirements
  • Confined spaces
  • Electrical safety
  • Plant & Equipment
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Examples/Case studies
Ennio Bianchi


5 May 20211:00pm - 2:30pmPart B: Facility Management: Technical & Specific Issues
  • Legislative requirements
  • Radio frequency radiation
  • Underground Storage Tank management
  • Cooling tower management
  • Noise
Ennio Bianchihttps://www.fma.com.au/events/virtual-pd-part-b-facility-management-technical-specific-issues-may-2021
6 May 202110:00am - 11:30amHazardous Materials & Hazardous Chemicals
  • Legislative requirements
  • Asbestos, hazardous materials
  • Hazardous chemicals/Dangerous Goods
  • Examples/Case studies
Ennio Bianchihttps://www.fma.com.au/events/virtual-pd-hazardous-materials-hazardous-chemicals-may-2021
6 May 20211:00pm - 2:30pmContractor Management
  • Legislative requirements
  • Scope & Specification
  • Tender & Prequalification
  • Contract Establishment
  • Contractor Monitoring
  • Case Studies
Ennio Bianchihttps://www.fma.com.au/events/virtual-pd-contractor-management-may-2021

See here for past Virtual PD sessions

2019 Workshops

Facilities Management Risk and Compliance (2 days) 

This interactive training program is delivered over two days by an experienced trainer. You will be offered practical guidance to assist in effectively managing key facilities risk issues, whilst also considering the strategic and operational issues.

Melbourne CBD - Wednesday & Thursday 11-12 September, 2019

Sydney CBD - Thursday & Friday 19-20 September, 2019

Contractor Management (1 day) 

Join us at this one day Professional Development course and learn firsthand the ways to effectively manage contractor safety and gain an understanding of the key stages of contractor management to establish and implement practical programs in the workplace.

Dates TBC, submit your expression of interest.

Full Day Masterclass: AS/ISO 41000 Technical Understanding and Organisational Implementation (1 day) 

Duncan Waddell, Managing Director, FM Intelligence 

FMA as a contributor and representative on the International Standard 41000 delivering this course will provide critical technical and implementation options for organisations. Understand the technical knowledge in the detail of the ISO documentation, and start to understand the opportunity for implementation in your organisation.

Perth, Friday 26 July 2019

Energy Management for Facility Managers (1 day) 

 Content and dates TBC, submit your expression of interest.

For more information or general enquiries about training courses email pd@fma.com.au