UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Facilities Management online short course
Why this course?
Facilities Management is a booming industry that’s far outpaced the number of qualified people and accredited institutions available. According to Frost and Sullivan, the industry is expected to grow by 7% every year, and yet there’s been a lack of formalised and centralised training. As a result, there’s a shortage of Facilities Management skills. This skills shortage places professionals with Facilities Management training and qualifications in a highly advantageous position, and will prove to be an invaluable investment for those who wish to move up to a managerial position or make themselves more marketable.
This 8-week online short course aims to provide you with a practical understanding of Facilities Management, and will give the you skills to implement Facilities Management in both strategic and operational business matters. You’ll explore the role of projects and maintenance, as well as the relationship between strategy, budgeting, processes, policies, structure, and environment. You’ll be introduced to the Facilities Life Cycle and will design a Helpdesk procedure for unplanned maintenance. You’ll also learn about contract and tender management, and compliance factors such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Finally, you’ll learn about the role technology can play in facilitating Facilities Management. The knowledge gained on this course is transferable across a wide range of sectors and professions.
Is this course for you?
This Facilities Management course is a perfect fit if you’ve been working as a Facilities Manager, or in a related role, and want to update or formalise your skill set with a University-approved certificate. The course will benefit you if you’ve been working as a facilities, asset, or maintenance coordinator and want to move up to a managerial position. The course is also highly beneficial if you’re working in OHS, operations, or finance, and want to make yourself more marketable with a complementary skill set. If you want to explore a career in Facilities Management, this course will give you the foundation to do so. Finally, this course will benefit you if you’re a business owner or consultant, as it will give you the tools to optimise any work environment.
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 Facilities management in context
- Module 2 Leadership and strategy
- Module 3 Policies and processes: communication and implementation
- Module 4 Maintenance, life cycles and budgeting
- Module 5 Managing projects and stakeholders
- Module 6 Tendering and contract management
- Module 7 Compliance and occupational health and safety
- Module 8 Technology, systems and processes for business continuity
Your success team
Facilities Management Expert
Panda has a B-tech in Mechanical Engineering and is an MD for Maranatha Facilities Management Company. He has extensive Facilities Management experience, and has worked with companies such as BP, FNB, and Total Facilities Management Company. He is also registered as a Professional Facilities Manager with SAFMA, as well as ECSA and SACPCMP.
Business woman and coach
Lerisa is the founder of CareerWize Consulting, a management consulting and human development interest, and she previously operated as GM of a specialist engineering company which operated in the UK, South Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a passion for people and education and believes in education as a liberator of people, organisations and entire nations.
Take the readiness test
This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.Take the test