Begin your journey towards effective reliability and maintenance.

We offer this training course as an introduction to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO) techniques for personnel who are expected to contribute to equipment maintenance strategy development activities. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The key concepts and principles underlying RCM and PMO
  • The skills required to participate in structured equipment strategy development workshops using both RCM and PMO processes

Effective application of these techniques will generate a more effective Preventive Maintenance (PM) program that can result in improvements to:

  • Overall equipment effectiveness,
  • Equipment availability,
  • Equipment reliability,
  • Cost performance,
  • Labour productivity, and
  • Safety and environmental performance.

Key outcomes

By the end of this course, you will (at a minimum) be able to:

  • Describe the benefits that can be gained through an effective preventive maintenance program.
  • Describe the principles of both Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO).
  • Identify the steps involved in developing an equipment strategy.
  • Contribute to each step, particularly:
    • Applying RCM or PMO techniques as appropriate to the equipment,
    • Identifying equipment functions and failure modes,
    • Selecting recommended maintenance tasks, and
    • Identifying additional improvement tasks.

Course outline

  • The origins of most existing PM programs
  • The likely possible improvements within your current maintenance program
  • Origins of FMEA, RCM and PMO
  • Underlying principles of equipment strategy development
  • How to select equipment for analysis
  • Documenting the scope
  • Identifying functions
  • Functional Performance Standards
  • Detailing performance requirements
  • Identifying design capability
  • Identifying and assessing gaps
  • What is a failure mode?
  • The RCM approach to identifying failure modes
  • Exercise: Identifying Failure Modes using the RCM approach
  • The PMO approach to identifying failure modes
  • Exercise: Identifying Failure Modes using the PMO approach
  • Case Study: Applying Steps 3-4
  • Describing failure effects and Consequences
    • Hidden Failures
    • Safety/Environmental
    • Operational Consequences
    • Non-Operational Consequences
  • Exercise: Classifying Consequences
  • Assessing task effectiveness
  • Types of consequences
  • Assessing task applicability
  • Case Study: Applying Steps 5-6
  • Types of one-time changes
    • Equipment modifications
    • Operating practices
    • Repair techniques
  • Maintenance error management
  • Identifying windows of opportunity
  • Reviewing shortest interval shutdown tasks
  • Identifying & resolving constraints
  • Packaging & sequencing tasks
  • Estimating labour & downtime
  • Levelling workloads
  • Case Study: Applying Steps 7-8
  • Approving implementation
  • Managing review quality
  • Implementing process outcomes
  • Measuring achievement
  • Continuous improvement
13 Aug 2024 - 14 Aug 2024
3 Sep 2024 - 4 Sep 2024
30 Oct 2024 - 1 Nov 2024
12 Nov 2024 - 13 Nov 2024
19 Nov 2024 - 20 Nov 2024

RCM & PMO for Team Members

  • Brisbane, Perth, Online
  • From $1755.00 excl. GST
  • Online duration: 12 hours
  • Face to face duration: 16 hours

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Who should attend?

Personnel expected to contribute to maintenance strategy development, including maintenance personnel, supervisors, planners, schedulers and engineers.


This course leverages off our extensive experience in development of maintenance strategies for physical assets in a wide variety of industries, including mining, mineral processing, oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, transport and defence.


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.

Customise this course to match your training needs.

We realise that your challenges may be unique, so we welcome enquiries regarding customising or expanding any of our courses to meet your specific training needs. An obligation-free discussion with one of our expert consultants is a great place to start.