In 2020, Massey University opened enrolments for New Zealand’s first entry-level university qualifications in facilities management. We have put together a few FAQs to help you decide which programme best suits your needs.

Diploma in Facilities Management

Who are these qualifications aimed at?
The Diploma in Facilities Management (DipFM) is aimed at school leavers as well as new facilities management professionals. For those already in the workforce, it will assist you to underpin your skills and practice with foundational knowledge of a rapidly growing sector.

At what level are these qualifications pitched?
Undergraduate, NZQF Level 5.

What will I learn?
You’ll learn about operational maintenance and management of built facilities. Skills you’ll learn include:

  • facilities management planning
  • asset management
  • health and safety
  • teamwork and communication
  • business and financial skills
  • technology and innovation

How long will it take to complete?
One year full-time. The qualification can also be undertaken part-time.

There is also an option to exit at Certificate level on completion of four papers.

Is there an option to study via distance learning?
Yes. Massey University is recognised as one of New Zealand’s premier distance learning specialists.

How do I know if this is a good fit for me?
This qualification will benefit you if you:

  • want a career that focuses on creating great spaces for people
  • want to maintain built environments in ways that are innovative
  • care about the wellbeing of building occupants.

Am I eligible to study this programme?
See here for entry requirements.

What papers/courses will I complete?
218141 Introduction to Facilities Management
218143 Asset Management
218146 Facility Management Planning
218147 Workplace Management
115111 Strategic Workplace Communication
115112 Accounting for Business
218102 Construction Technology & Services I
218106 Construction Health, Safety & Wellbeing

What are the fees?
The cost per paper ranges from $767.90 – $998.86. For a fee estimate, check out check out Massey’s fees calculator.

Find out more about the Diploma in Facilities Management (DipFM) here.

Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management

Who are these qualifications aimed at?
The Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM) is aimed at professionals working in facilities management who hold a non-FM-related tertiary qualification, for example in engineering, commerce or science. It provides an educational route for FM professionals to progress into more senior leadership roles in the industry.

The structure and content of the programme is designed to build on your existing knowledge of the operational maintenance and management of built facilities. It ranges across the many and varied core skills required by facilities managers.

At what level are these qualifications pitched?
Undergraduate, NZQF Level 7.

What will I learn?
You will gain the skills and knowledge to organise, control and coordinate the strategic and operational management of built facilities, environment and support services. The qualification covers four main knowledge areas: legal, management, technical and professional. It reflects the many and varied core competencies FM professionals need and is taught by professional experts in the fields of construction, facilities management, architecture, business, engineering, IT and other industries. Massey lecturers are active in research, ensuring you will be at the cutting edge of this fast-growing industry.

How long will it take to complete?
One year full-time. The qualification can also be undertaken part-time.

There is also an option to exit at Graduate Certificate level on completion of four papers.

Is there an option to study via distance learning?
Yes. Massey University is recognised as one of New Zealand’s premier distance learning specialists.

Am I eligible to study this programme?
To enter the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management programme you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience.
See here for entry requirements.

What papers/courses will I complete?
218344 Managing Risk and Operational Sustainability
218346 Digital Evolution of Facilities Management
218352 Facility and Asset Maintenance
152350 Strategic Management and Governance
218201 Construction Technology & Services II
115114 Finance Fundamentals
218204 Construction Law and Contracts
218329 Facilities Management for Construction Managers

What are the fees?
The cost per paper ranges from $767.90 – $998.86. For a fee estimate, check out Massey’s fees calculator.

Find out more about the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM) here