Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Excellence | ONLINE

  This is a Online Facilitated Course run by one of Assetivity's World Class Trainers. Classes will run over multiple three-hour live, facilitated virtual sessions.Register Now button


About this Training Course

The role of Maintenance Planner has changed dramatically over the last 10 years with the introduction of complex CMMS and ERP systems that promise to make life easier. While the introduction of these new and improved systems has increased our ability to gather and disseminate information, most planners and maintenance managers are starting to understand that their lives have become anything but easier. The quality of the outputs from these systems is reliant on the quality of the inputs and these can only be assured if we have a robust management system to support maintenance, engineering and operations.

More and more the maintenance planner is seen as the champion of “The System” but what has been done to improve his or her understanding of the intricacies of asset management in this new technological age?

The answer is often very little. To break the cycle of “rubbish in, rubbish out” of the CMMS we must develop the personnel in this key role and turn them into asset management planning champions. To do this they must have an understanding of asset management fundamentals and where maintenance fits into the mix. They must be able to manipulate the CMMS and use other electronic media to improve the quality of the inputs which in turn will improve the quality of the outputs.

If organisations are to move toward an asset management environment with a focus on maximising equipment life, then the planner must be seen more as a whole of life Asset Management Planner rather than the Maintenance Planner of old. This course is the starting point for that transition.


Who Should Attend

  • New and Prospective Maintenance Planners and Schedulers
  • Experienced Planners and Schedulers looking to further develop their skills
  • Maintenance Supervisors, Engineers and others wishing to better understand the key principles of effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling


Training Course Duration

This course consists of 4 x 3 hour live sessions with facilitator, held at 0900 to 1200 (AEST) and 1300 to 1600 (AEST) on two consecutive days. Please click here to view the dates this course is currently scheduled to run. *Note, on the 2nd Feb 2021, the session times for this course were updated.



This course draws on Assetivity’s extensive experience in maintenance planning and scheduling. Assetivity staff have experience in planning and planning process development with a wide variety of organisations in a range of industries, including mining, mineral processing, oil and gas, power, utilities, transport and defence. 


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates should (as a minimum) be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of asset management and the role that Planners and other maintenance personnel have in ensuring assets are managed to maximise their potential through all the phases of their life cycles
  • Apply a structured approach to planning activities so that they align with the asset and maintenance management framework of the organisation
  • Apply the principles of maintenance budgeting and cost management to influence decision makers into investing in maintenance rather than using it as a lever to cut costs
  • Identify the “next steps” in maintenance management for an organisation and how equipment reliability can be increased by applying some proven concepts and tools



This course is not formally assessed, though participants undertake case studies and exercises to ensure their new knowledge transfers into practical skills and the confidence to apply them in the workplace.


Training Course Content

What is Work Management?

  • Asset and maintenance management
  • The role of maintenance
  • The role of work management
  • A typical work management framework
  • Exercise – Life Cycle Costing

Identifying Work

  • Work identification
  • Work screening
  • Work prioritisation
  • Exercise – Prioritising and Screening Work

Planning Work

  • Planning
  • Work packs
  • Exercise – Work Planning

Scheduling Work

  • Scheduling
  • Standing Work Orders
  • Backlog management
  • Forwardlog management
  • Materials and resource procurement
  • Exercise – Maintenance Scheduling

Executing Work

  • Performing work
  • Exercise – Maintenance Role Play

Completing Work

  • Recording work history
  • Analysing work history
  • Continuous improvement


Training Course Cost

$1,700 (ex GST) per person. 

Early Bird Discount = $170

Discounts apply for multiple attendees from the same organisation:

2-3 attendees = $1,530 per person

4+ attendees = $1,360 per person


 Training Course Dates and Registration

  • Click here to view the dates when this course is currently scheduled to run
  • This course can also be run in-house for your organisation at a time and location that suits you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss this further and obtain a price quotation.

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