Graduate Certificate in Asset Management


Course Objectives (GradCertAssetMgt)

  • 4 Credit Points

  • 4 Units of Study

CPEE's flexible, online Asset Management program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the professional areas of the design, implementation, application and maintenance of sustainable asset management systems and asset planning. Our academics are recognised as leaders in their respective disciplines, bringing a wealth of both technical and practical industry experience to our programs.

Industry readily acknowledges a specialist qualification is important in raising the status of professionals in the industry, and the online education mode allows courses to be readily offered to candidates throughout Australia , New Zealand and elsewhere. Our online programs come with readily available support to guide you through your study. To take the next step in your career, the CPEE Graduate Certificate in Asset Management program will provide you with skills, knowledge, and an Australian accredited and trusted qualification.

AQF Level
Program Code



Part Time Study


CPEE is an accredited private provider of higher education programs listed on the National Register for Providers and Courses on the website of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as an 'Institute of Higher Education' (PRV12121).

Graduate Statement

The CPEE GCAM Graduate will possess knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, application and maintenance of sustainable asset management systems. They will have the capacity to effectively apply their learning to a wide range of asset management situations and systems, and the potential to develop into highly competent asset management professionals.

Graduate Attributes

The CPEE Graduate Attributes underpin Programs that seek to graduate students who are thinkers, innovators, communicators, leaders and are socially, cultural, ethically and environmentally aware. 

  1. In-depth knowledge & skills in a discipline area: an in-depth knowledge within the field of study, based on current and emerging national and international practice. 
  2. Judgement, analysis and problem solving: the ability to define, analyse and create viable solutions to a range of problems and to reflect on potential outcomes. 
  3. Creativity and inventiveness: the ability to generate creative and innovative solutions to discipline and social challenges. 
  4. Effective communication and collaboration: the abilities to collaborate, communicate and present information and concepts clearly, fluently and within context to diverse audiences via multiple media.
  5. Sustainability, socially and ethically focussed: the ability to respond appropriately to discipline issues with a commitment to sustainability, social and high ethical standards. 
  6. Information and digital literacy: the ability to recognise when information is needed and to locate, interpret, evaluate, and effectively use the information as required. 
  7. Lifelong learning to increase self-potential: the ability to pursue personal and work based development in a changing environment through self-managed learning. 

Program Structure

Asset Management Principles


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Economics of Financial Management


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Road Asset Management


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Sustainable Physical Infrastructure

540, 640

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Project Management Elements


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Contracts: Principles, Management & Risk


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Admission Requirements

  1. A three (3) year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline at AQF7; or
  2. A two (2) year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline at AQF6, plus at least three (3) years of documented and verified relevant work experience; or
  3. Demonstrated relevant formal, non-formal and informal prior learning deemed equivalent to items a) or b) above.
  4. Meeting the minimum English language requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Asset Management a candidate must complete all units in Part A plus any two (2) units from Part B of the Schedule of Units.

Units can only be attempted following successful completion of the required pre-requisites or by concurrent enrolment in co-requisites.

Enrolment Pattern

The default and minimum enrolment pattern for the Graduate Certificate in Asset Management is one (1) unit per semester. A maximum enrolment of two (2) units per semester is normally permitted.

Elective units will normally be offered every 2 to 3 semesters. For the current schedule refer to the Units of Study & Availability

Maximum Completion Time

The standard maximum time for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology is 3 calendar years dated from the time of initial enrolment. Refer to PO028 Policy on Program Duration regarding program completion times, Leave of Absence and Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances.

Awarding of Credit


Credit for previous equivalent formal, non-formal or informal prior learning or cross institutional study undertaken is awarded in line with PR042: Procedure for Awarding of Academic Credit.

To apply for credit you will need to submit the following form:

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PR042: Procedure for Awarding of Academic Credit

Semester Unit Fee Schedule

2024  (All fees are GST free) Student Type  
Domestic International Field of Education
Program Standard
Per Unit
Per Unit
Graduate Certificate in Asset Management $3,595.00 $4,130.00 080315
Graduate Certificate in Project Management $3,595.00 $4,130.00 080315
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology $3,595.00 $4,130.00 030999
Master of Pavement Technology $3,595.00 $4,130.00 030999
MPT:  Unit 629 Industry Research Proposal * $359.50 $413.00  
MPT:  Unit 630 Industry Research ** $3,235.50 $3,717.00  
Single Unit (Non Award) $3,595.00 $4,130.00 030999

*   Beginning in Semester 1 2024, Unit 629 will incur a semester fee of 10% of the unit fee in that year.
**  Beginning in Semester 2 2024, Unit 630 will incur a semester fee of 90% of the unit fee in that year.

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