Working in FM as an in-house Facilities Manager or external FM consultant? Join FMANZ to gain professional recognition for your skills, qualifications and experience, and access to knowledge, networks and resources that will help you do your job better and advance your career in Facilities Management.
FMANZ membership means you'll be recognised as someone who is:
Serious about professional development
Dedicated to best practices within the profession
Committed to leading the FM profession
... which will give you an edge in the job market and distinguish you to employers and colleagues.
FMANZ offers INDIVIDUAL and CORPORATE memberships and also invites businesses who supply goods and services to the FM industry to join as member organisations.
Once you have joined FMANZ, members are encouraged to apply for PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP. Gaining professional membership is all about increasing recognition of your skills, experience, qualifications and the vital role you play - both within your organisation and outside of it. It's also about the professionalisation of FM as a career and as an industry. Our membership categories have been tiered , from entry to senior level FM. If you choose not to apply for professional membership, you will automatically be enrolled as an AFFILIATE member.
The professional membership categories 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.
See here for the various membership benefits and associated post-nominals, and here for more information on the professional membership process, including FAQ.
As well as PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION, FMANZ membership offers the following benefits:
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A combination of breakfast and evening seminars, site visits, our Professional Development Pathways Series, CPD programme, webinars and the annual two-day FM Summit offer members valuable learning opportunities and resources essential for maintaining professional excellence.
FMANZ is also committed to working with partners with flexible and responsive educational programmes that will deliver excellent content and create an education pathway for FMANZ members.The Association’s CPD programme allows you to pick and choose according to your needs, experience and existing qualifications.
NETWORKING EVENTS: Regular networking events put members in touch with each other and the latest thinking in the ever-changing world of Facilities Management. Local networking and professional support is provided through FMANZ’s five branches - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Waikato/Bay of Plenty, which includes a Tauranga sub-branch. These events typically take the form of a breakfast seminar with a keynote speaker, but also include After-5 events and site visits.
THE FM SUMMIT: The annual two-day FM Summit and Trade Expo is the Association’s premier event with leading seminars and workshops presented by leaders in their field, as well as a range of networking events. Usually held in Auckland, in June 2019 the FM Summit will take place at Te Papa in Wellington.
AWARDS: There are a number of annual awards members can put themselves forward for. These include the Brian Happy Award, presented to the FMANZ Facilities Manager of the Year, the Young Achiever of the Year Award and the Service Provider of the Year Award. We also have Branch and National Service Awards to recognise the hard work and dedication of members at branch and national level.
PUBLICATIONS: FMANZ publishes a fortnightly e-newsletter, Forum, which focuses on Association and industry news. Members also receive Facility Perspectives, the journal of the Facility Management Association of Australia, online, and four issues of INTERIOR magazine, published by AGM, per year.
WEBSITE: Our website provides up-to-the-minute information on events and industry news. Members also have access to a range of resources which includes papers and presentations, contract forms, membership surveys and sustainable building management resources. Members can also keep in touch via a LinkedIn page and group, and Facebook.
OTHER RESOURCES: Members are also able to tap into the Association’s expanding knowledge base of relevant industry information in a variety of formats, from publications and research reports to special interest groups, discussion forums contract templates and webinars.
MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATION: The Association advocates on behalf of its members and represents the interests of the FM industry to the wider property industry and government.
Membership also presents you with the opportunity to lead and advance the FM profession locally and globally. And it will save you money! As an FMANZ member, you will receive discounts on the cost of educational and networking events.
Whether you're just starting out in FM, building upon years of experience, or advancing to high levels of responsibility and leadership, FMANZ has much to offer you.
The annual fee for Individual Membership, regardless of membership category, is $200 plus GST. Corporate Membership costs $1,000 plus GST p.a. Certified Membership costs $200 plus GST p.a. and there is a one-off application fee of $175 incl. GST. Student membership is $25 plus GST p.a.