Property training and events

The Ministry offers training to project managers and 10YPP Consultants wanting to work with schools through a variety of training courses and consultant briefings. We also hold regional sector forums for school representative groups where we provide updates and encourage the exchange of information.


How to book

Enrolments for our training sessions are now open. If you would like to attend these courses email:

WebFM condition assessment tool training

All 10 Year Property Plans (10YPP) must be prepared by a 10YPP Consultant who has completed the WebFM condition assessment and 10YPP training.

10 Year Property Plans (for consultants)

We offer 2 training courses for 10YPP Consultants on the use of the WebFM condition assessment tool and methodology:

  • 2-day Introductory training course for school 10YPP Consultants who are new to the on-line system, and
  • 1-day Advanced course for 10YPP Consultants who have already completed the introductory course.

There's no charge for these courses.

2019 dates
LocationCondition Assessment IntroductionCondition Assessment Advanced
Auckland 3-4 September 1 October
Wellington 10-11 September 8 October
Christchurch 17-18 September 15 October
Auckland 29-30 October 12 November

To book onto these training courses email:

10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) training

This 1-day course is designed to give 10YPP Consultants an understanding of their involvement in the production of a good quality 10YPP and will focus on the planning aspect of 10YPP preparation and development.

This course will provide 10YPP Consultants with the skills to:

  • identify key elements of the 10YPP
  • identify and prioritise projects
  • write a scope of works that meets Ministry requirements
  • accurately complete the new 10YPP template
  • interpret and analyse data and facilitate a discussion with the board of trustees about the 10YPP.

It will also give 10YPP Consultants an understanding of how to work in partnership with the Ministry and the school in developing their 10YPP.

In order to get the most out of the course, it's expected that 10YPP Consultants will have already completed the WebFM condition assessment tool training.

There's no charge for this course.

2019 dates
Auckland 2 October
Wellington 9 October
Christchurch 16 October
Auckland 13 November

To book onto these courses email:

School Property Procurement Framework self-paced module

Project Managers engaged to deliver the 5YA and/or school property projects must complete the School Property Procurement Framework module.

The School Property Procurement Framework module has been developed to provide Project Managers with an introduction to the principles that are to be applied and the rules, process and templates to be used when conducting school property related procurements. The module also includes an assessment of 15 multi-choice questions, for which Project Managers are required to achieve a minimum 80% (12/15) pass.

To complete this module, please follow these steps.

1. Request a login to the Ministry's Learning Management System (LMS) by email:

2. Log in to the Ministry's Learning Management System (LMS)

Ministry of Education LMS (external link)

3. Select 'Browse Training' (left hand side menu) – 'EIS' – 'IAS' – 'School Property Procurement Framework' – 'Begin Module'.

Regional infrastructure sector forums

We hold regional infrastructure sector forums twice a year in each of our 4 infrastructure regions. These forums provide an opportunity for sector representatives and the Ministry to exchange information so that everyone is better informed at both a national and local level.

Sector groups mainly comprise of representatives from the:

  • NZ School Trustees Association
  • NZ Post Primary Teachers Association
  • NZ Educational Institute
  • Te Runanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa
  • NZ School Executive Officers' Association
  • Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools, and
  • various principals' associations.

Key summary sheet — Series 1 2018 [PDF, 3.1 MB]

Key summary sheet — Series 2 2018 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Key summary sheet — Series 1 2019 [PDF, 2.2 MB]

Key summary sheet — Series 2 2019 [PDF, 2.8 MB]

2019 dates
LocationSeries 1Series 2
Auckland 8 May 25 September
Palmerston North 15 May 4 September
Christchurch 22 May 11 September
Taupo 5 June 18 September

For further information contact the property team at your local Ministry office.

Local Ministry offices

Consultant briefings

We hold regional consultant briefings at regular intervals during the year. These briefings are aimed at project managers who undertake school property planning and building projects and need to be kept updated on Ministry policy.

For further information contact the property team at your local Ministry office.

Local Ministry offices

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