Facilities Manager Vetassess Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of a Facilities Manager Vetassess Skills Assessment?


What’s the skills assessment – Job description

A FACILITIES MANAGER organises, controls and coordinates the strategic and operational management of buildings and facilities in public and private organisations to ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects of a facility, to create and sustain safe and productive environments for occupants.

Alternative titles for Vetassess skills assessment

  • Building Manager – supervises the hard and soft services of a built structure

ANZSCO Specialisation

under this ANZSCO Code:

Shopping Centre Manager

Organises and controls the daily operations of a shopping centre or mall. Responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of all store owners and renters, managing maintenance and facilities to improve client and public experience.

Occupations and specialisations NOT considered

under ANZSCO Facilities Manager:

  • Facilities Officer
  • Facilities Administrator
  • Property Manager (if primarily supervising the leasing of rental properties on behalf of owners)
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Groundsman
  • Property Caretaker

What’re the Requirements for Skills Assessment

This occupation requires

a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

If the qualification is in a field highly relevant to the occupation, then at least one year of highly relevant post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level is required, completed in the last five years.

If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level is required, completed in the last five years; this is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at AQF Certificate IV level in a highly relevant field.

If employment is pre-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment within the past five years.

A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment Outcome

What’s the requirement for Qualification

AQF Diploma or higher

Highly relevant fields of study include Facilities Management, Asset Management or Building Services Management.

Facilities Management is the study of managing and maintaining business support services and building operations.

Qualifications in general management studies (such as an MBA) and general project management cannot be considered highly relevant.

What’s the requirement for Employment

Facilities Management can be split into ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ facilities management.

Hard facilities management focuses on services relating to a facility’s actual structures and systems, such as fire safety, plumbing, elevator maintenance, and mechanical and electrical services.

Soft facilities management focuses on non-structural services that overlap with property management, such as cleaning, pest control, security, and reception. A Facilities Manager would be expected to competently manage both hard and soft services.

Highly relevant tasks include

(in the context of facilities management, unless stated otherwise):

  • managing tenders for contractors
  • managing, supervising and coordinating the work of contractors
  • coordinating and planning essential services such as reception, security, maintenance, mail, archiving, cleaning, catering, waste disposal and recycling
  • calculating and comparing costs for required facilities management services
  • planning for future development in line with strategic business objectives
  • managing change to ensure minimal disruption to the company’s business activities
  • ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and legislation
  • planning space and resource allocation for new or existing premises
  • coordinating and leading facilities management staff
  • monitoring service level agreements
  • responding to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise

Employment information

The role of Facilities Manager can be both strategic-tactical and operational. The strategic tactical aspect deals with informing clients and users of business risk and potential impact of facilities decisions; the operational aspect deals with compliance and facilities operations.

A company’s facilities may be managed by a single individual or by a facilities management team and services may be delivered by dedicated in-house professionals or outsourced partially or fully to external providers.

Facilities Managers can be found working predominantly for a facilities management provider or as a direct employee managing a facilities management team internally. Management of contractors is critical to the role.

This occupation excludes positions that predominantly involve the management of the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship. For example, a position that manages the cleaning contract for a facility but no other contracts relevant to the facility will not be assessed positively.

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