Asset Management Fundamentals - Face to Face Course on 2 September
Asset Management Fundamentals Course Outline
Face to Face Tuesday 2 September
Councils across NSW are responsible for millions of dollars of infrastructure assets. These assets, including: roads, water supply, sewerage, stormwater, buildings and recreational facilities, underpin our modern way of life.
Every day staff in councils need to make difficult decisions about investment, maintenance renewal and upgrade of existing assets, whilst facing demands from the community to build new infrastructure.
Asset Management is an approach that can help with this challenge. Asset management practices can lead to more transparent decision making, better risk management, financial sustainability, potential cost savings and a more satisfied community. Plus, councils in NSW are strongly encouraged by the NSW Government to improve their asset management practices.
Successful asset management relies heavily on the asset information provided by works officers and the other frontline staff that manage assets daily. Their knowledge is not only critical to delivering services to the community but informs the council’s asset management practices. It is important that all staff from the coal face to the Council Chamber understand the fundamentals of asset management and how they can make an important contribution to asset management practices at their organisation.
This is an introductory course in Asset Management, targeted to meet the needs of NSW public works professionals. It is NSW specific.:
Invitation to Attend
This course is suited to works officers, technical and operational staff and Councillors, plus managers and other staff who may be unfamiliar with asset management.
Jacqui Hansen is a consulting civil engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in local government. She specialises in Asset Management. She provides consulting services to councils across NSW, helping them to improve asset management practices and develop meaningful asset management plans. Jacqui teaches asset management subjects to civil engineering undergraduate students at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.
Beyond her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Jacqui has been awarded Graduate Certificates in Environmental Engineering and Management, and Infrastructure Asset Management. She has also completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110) at TAFE.
IPWEA NSW will provide suitable learning experiences and opportunities for all students. The learning environment will take account of the different characteristics of students and their varying cultural and educational backgrounds. All students have ready access to IPWEA NSW’s Student Handbook which contains a clear, consistent, rational and understandable summary of the organisation’s policies and procedures.