Facilities and Asset Information

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia, Facilities and Asset Information explores the theories, concepts and problems that make up the complex body of knowledge related to Facilities and Asset Information, and its professional application. You will examine core theories and principles, as well as recent developments in the field, to build a foundational understanding of what Facilities and Asset Information is, and how it applies in the modern workplace.

You will have an opportunity to investigate, analyse and synthesise a wide variety of complex information and theories related to Facilities and Asset Information, while demonstrating theoretical knowledge and the ability to apply initiative and creativity to new situations in professional practice. You will also reflect critically on relevant principles and concepts, and interpret your findings to drive professional decisions aimed at a variety of audiences.

This unit is delivered via a range of learning materials and resources, including online assignment submission, print based materials, standard media and discussion forums. Assessment takes the form of an individual report, an essay or case study and various online activities.

Eligibility

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

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

You must also have successfully completed the following units:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Control Methods
  • Project Leadership & Teams

Areas of study

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

  • Asset types, infrastructure, buildings and other assets
  • Elements, sub-elements and components of facilities and assets
  • Asset lifecycles
  • Asset management principles and practices as applied to non-current assets
  • Portfolio assembly, asset registers and hierarchies of assets
  • Information management
  • Spatial information systems
  • Data collection and valuation
  • Information assessment
  • Information technology systems for asset management
  • Presentation of asset information for decision making

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

As a core requirement of the Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities), Facilities and Asset Information combines structured learning with independent research to help you to develop the tools to effectively apply project management methodology in your field of professional specialty. A strong foundation in the principles and methodologies of project management is an essential tool in a wide range of administrative and managerial roles, and can prove to be a highly desirable skill for perspective employers.

By applying an advanced, integrated body of knowledge to a range of project management contexts, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate responsibility, autonomy, adaptability and a well-developed sense of judgement in your chosen field. Many graduates go on to take advantage of high-level administrative and managerial opportunities in corporate organisations, government or public bodies such as education and healthcare, while others use the skills they develop in this course as a foundation for further study.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Facilities and Asset Information from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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.

 

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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).

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