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Facilities and Asset Performance

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    14 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of South Australia

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Course Unit
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What you'll learn

About this unit

An online postgraduate unit offered by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia, Facilities and Asset Performance provides an advanced understanding of theories and methodologies of facilities and asset performance management. You will explore a complex body of knowledge including recent developments in the field and how they apply to professional practice.

You will be expected to investigate and analyse complex theories, concepts and problems relating to Facilities and Asset Performance and learn how to apply them in practice. You will also explore and evaluate a range of propositions and methodologies with a view to catering them to a variety of difference audiences. Critical reflection on aspects of theory and practice also plays a crucial role in this unit.

OUA has done away with traditional semesters to give you the flexibility you need. Find out more.



To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed the following mandatory prerequisites:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities)
  • Principles of Project Management

Project Risk Management

Project Control Methods

Project Leadership & Teams In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities)

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities), University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Areas of study

In this Facilities and Asset Performance unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Principles and practices of benchmarking
  • Key performance indicators relative to the organisation's business goals
  • Infrastructure and building performance measurement, asset evaluation, auditing philosophies and practices
  • Statutory requirements and compliance with standards and codes of practice
  • Asset maintenance
  • Regeneration upgrading
  • Asset disposal
  • Asset sustainability and environmental concepts
  • Integration of design and construction techniques into the sustainability framework
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

As a core unit of the Masters Degree in Project Management (Assets and Facilities), this unit helps to prepare you for a range of highly skilled job roles in facilities and asset management environments. The skills you will be expected to develop on this unit are drawn from essential features of modern business practice, including leadership, corporate ethics, international focus, critical thinking and effective group work.

You will learn how to develop a given project from inception to commission, prepare appropriate plans, documentation and monitoring techniques and meet your objectives within time, cost and quality parameters. On completion of the unit you will have developed tools to apply effective management techniques throughout the full life cycle of a project.

Many graduates of this course go on to take leading project management roles in a range of areas, from the business world to public services and education. Others use this course to bolster their existing knowledge base and further their careers in a field or organisation in which they're already established.

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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