Whether you’re just leaving school, already in FM and looking to upskill, or interested in moving into FM from another profession,  there are a range of tertiary qualifications available to choose from.

Massey University

Massey’s Diploma in Facilities Management (DipFM) is aimed primarily at school leavers and junior-level FM professionals looking to underpin their practice with a foundational knowledge of a rapidly growing sector.

Their Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM) is designed to provide an educational route for facilities management professionals to progress into more senior leadership roles.

Both programmes comprise eight 15 credit courses that can be completed in one year of full-time study, or part-time, via on-campus or distance learning.

Note: There is also an option to exit at Certificate/Graduate Certificate level on completion of four papers.

Find out more here.

AUT – Building Engineering Major

School leavers and others looking to make a career in FM can major in building engineering when they study a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at AUT. The building engineering major incorporates three pathways, one of which is asset and facilities management.

UNE Partnerships, Australia
Diploma of Facilities Management

In association with the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), UNE Partnerships offers an Australian-based distance-learning Diploma of Facilities Management. The diploma takes 18-24 months to complete, via flexible online study. Note: Accreditation pending.

FM Papers Within Other Degrees

A number of degrees in property, engineering, building science and similar offer papers in facilities management. For example, the urban valuation and property management major within Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Land and Property Management includes a second-year and third-year FM paper, and the Building Science department at Victoria University offers a fourth-year FM paper. Type ‘facilities management’ into the search engine on a university’s website to discover what FM papers they offer.

Become a Student Member

If you’re a full-time secondary or tertiary student with an interest in facilities management, you can join FMANZ for free.