FMANZ is committed to delivering excellent content and creating an education pathway for its members.
Members can currently choose from the following educational programmes and courses:
Certified Professional Membership & CPD Points System
In 2018, FMANZ embarked on an exciting new era of professionalism through the introduction of new membership categories that provide the stepping stones for Facilities Managers to progress towards attainment of Certified Membership.
The new categories and membership benefits have been tiered according to individual experience, skills and qualifications, from entry to senior level FM, and are: Affiliate, Associate, Member, and Certified Member. There are also categories for Student and Retired members, with the title of Fellow awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to FMANZ. Refer here for more information.
Running parallel to the new membership categories is a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points System, which will be launched in April 2020. This programme aims to encourage and enable members to support their FM career pathways and professional development. The CPD Points System supports all membership categories, except Affiliate, towards Certified Membership.
See here for a graphic of how points will be accrued. (Note: official points allocation is still to be confirmed.)
Professional Development Pathways Series
Replacing FMANZ's Master Classes, the Professional Development Pathways Series was launched in November 2018. Supporting members' continuing professional development and career pathways, this series is a key aspect of FMANZ's broader education focus and a building block of the CPD Programme currently being developed. (See above.) The offerings in this programme will be identified as either 101 - tailor-made for Junior FMs, 201 - aimed at Mid-management and Senior FMs or 301, catering for Executive level FMs.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Building Engineering Major (Asset and Facilities Management)
As of February 2017, New Zealand has a homegrown degree-level FM qualification. School leavers and
others looking to make a career in FM, can enrol in Auckland University of Technology’s new Building Engineering major (Bachelor of Engineering Technology). The new Building Engineering Major incorporates three pathways, one of which is Asset and Facilities Management. This is a huge leap forward for the FM profession in New Zealand, giving the local FM community the opportunity to attract bright young people directly into the industry by offering a recognised degree level qualification with workplace relevance.