There has never been a better time to study facilities management in New Zealand, with Massey University awaiting academic approval for four new FM qualifications.

Massey University – New FM Qualifications

In a major advancement for FM tertiary qualifications in New Zealand, we’re working closely with Massey University to develop four FM qualifications – a Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Diploma (DipFM), and Graduate Diploma (GradDipFM). We are currently awaiting academic approval by the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP), but anticipate these programmes will open for enrolments at the beginning of 2021. Papers will include Facility & Stakeholder Management; Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing; Asset & Space Management; Business & Financial Planning; Project Management; Digital Evolution of Facilities Management and many more papers tailored to the FM industry in Aotearoa.


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.