Managing Assets in the Public Sector

Managing Assets in the Public Sector will enhance your understanding of strategic asset management and develop your skills to ensure organisational initiatives align with sustainable outcomes. This course will enhance your ability to plan and execute better strategies to ensure asset life cycles meet your business objectives at the lowest whole-of-life cost.

The course combines class discussions with practical exercises, where you will have the opportunity to apply techniques in a real-life context. The material is presented in a cohesive manner tailored to the public sector.

Topics covered

  • Establishing efficient asset management practice
  • Advanced Asset Management Practice
  • Asset Management maturity levels
  • Demand Management
  • Levels of Service
  • Risk Management
  • Whole of Life costs & Predictive Modelling
  • Implementation of Advanced AM improvement plans

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed to assist those who are accountable for various aspects of asset management in capital intensive local governments and state government departments across procurement, asset maintenance, and finance functions.

No knowledge of the topics is assumed; participants with prior experience may find the course useful to refresh and extend their knowledge. The workshop is suitable for chief executive officers, finance and procurement managers, and project management teams.


Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand key asset management concepts and elements of an asset management framework
  • Understand factors impacting asset management maturity models
  • Identify linkages between organisations strategic and asset plans
  • Align asset management planning with other aspects of business management

Practical exercises

Participants will work individually and in small teams on exercises to develop or review an asset management plan. The exercises will give participants an opportunity to present proposed strategies and work through underlying assumptions as a group.

Delivery structure

This course is delivered in a format that provides multiple touchpoints and reflective activities to apply the learnings in your work context.

Note: Delivered on non-consecutive days. Refer to calendar for delivery dates.

  • Day 1: Advanced asset management -Full-day, in-person, UQ Brisbane City campus
  • Self-paced online learning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
  • Day 2: 3 hour virtual session

Commitment to all sessions within this course is essential for an optimised learning experience.

Digital badge

Participants will receive a digital badge upon successful completion of all the sessions and activities in the course. Please refer to FAQs for more information on how our digital badges can benefit you.

Course facilitators

Liam Stitt

Industry Fellow at The University of Queensland | Supply Chain Director

Liam is a value chain and process improvement practitioner. His ability to competently mix strategic understanding with operational drivers has been built around his formal trade and professional training. Liam’s underlying expertise is in Change Management and Business Improvement, predominantly delivered within project, construction and asset value chains working across numerous industry sectors.

Upcoming courses

Date Duration Location Cost Register now
18 July 1.5 days UQ Brisbane City $1125 (25% off at checkout)

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"The hard-earned experiences of the public servant presenters offers the advantage of a learning experience tailored to the unique culture, challenges and practices of work within the public service."

Jared Johnson

A/ Senior Strategy & Risk Officer, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services