Facilities Management online short course

Course starts 2 March 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
25 February 2020
Course Starts:
2 March 2020
8 weeks online
7 - 10 hours
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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The facilities management industry is expected to grow by 7% every year, as businesses recognise the need for facilities management professionals to provide a supportive service that enables business success.1

But in order to achieve and fulfil the integrated role  required from a facilities manager, you need to upskill with the right facilities management course.

This online facilities management course is an invaluable investment if you wish to move up to a managerial position in facilities management, and if you hope to make yourself more marketable to potential facilities management employers.


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What will set you apart

This facility management course will strengthen you in both strategic and operational business matters by teaching you to:

  • Analyse an organisation’s strategy to ensure alignment with facilities management best practice
  • Propose updates to an organisation’s facilities management policies and processes in line with industry standards and relevant legislation
  • Recommend strategies for balancing maintenance, operations, and upgrades to the working environment
  • Investigate the importance of careful project management backed by the confidence this online facilities management course provides

Course curriculum

Give yourself a set of marketable and transferrable skills with this online facilities management course. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study this facilities manager course in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Facilities management in context
  • Course Module 2: Leadership and strategy
  • Course Module 3: Policies and processes: communication and implementation
  • Course Module 4: Maintenance, life cycles and budgeting
  • Course Module 5: Managing projects and stakeholders
  • Course Module 6: Tendering and contract management
  • Course Module 7: Compliance and occupational health and safety
  • Course Module 8: Technology, systems and processes for business continuity

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university1 as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
1Top Universities

Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 2 March 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.