Property training and events
This guidance provides information and links to training for principals, board members, project managers and 10YPP consultants, as well as directions to register for the Infrastructure Sector Forum.
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The Ministry offers training to project managers and 10YPP consultants wanting to work with schools through a variety of training courses and consultant briefings. Other Modules are available for principals and School Board of Trustees members, to provide information about school property. We also hold regional sector forums for school representative groups where we provide updates and encourage the exchange of information.
- 10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) training for Consultants
- Online modules
- Infrastructure Sector Forums
- Consultant briefings
This programme is for consultants who will be developing 10 Year Property Plans (10YPPs). All 10YPPs must be prepared by a consultant who has passed the Ministry’s training and works for a company on our supplier panel.
10YPP training is delivered as a distance learning package. The material includes readings, videos, exercises and assignments. You are also required to attend three one-hour webinar sessions. No travel will be required to attend the training as it will all be done remotely. We offer sessions several times a year.
To complete the training, you should expect to spend up to 2 hours per day completing tasks over a period of a week and a half.
We will cover:
- The Ministry’s tools and methodology for Condition Assessments
- Identifying and prioritising projects and applying the Ministry’s policies
- Preparing a 10YPP
- Working in partnership with schools and the Ministry
How to book
To register your interest in our training course for 10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) Consultants, email:
Please include the name and email address of all attendees.
Dates and times will be listed on the Learning Management System (LMS) as they are confirmed. If no dates are listed, we will place your name on a waitlist to be notified when new sessions are available.
To access our online modules, please follow these steps.
Request a login to the Ministry's Learning Management System (LMS) by email.
Log in to the Ministry's Learning Management System (LMS)
Search for modules by name using the search bar at the top of the page, or click ‘Browse Training’ in the left hand side menu.
Modules for property suppliers can be found under the ‘EIS’ tile.
Select the module you’d like to complete, then click the large play button to enter the module.
Introduction to School Property Management Module
School principals and board members should complete this module to understand their responsibilities regarding school property. This module allows users to access it multiple times, whenever they need to refresh their knowledge.
This module is intended to supplement the face-to-face sessions run by Ministry staff. These sessions will still occur, with the module being an additional supporting resource. There is work underway to produce further modules regarding specific school property topics.
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.
The Infrastructure Sector Forums are an opportunity for school representatives and the Ministry to share information on school infrastructure - property, transport, payroll, and technology in schools.
Upcoming sector forums
Date and Time
22 June 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm
Eligibility for School Transport Assistance
The Ministry provides school transport assistance to overcome barriers to education and help parents meet their responsibility to get their children to school. The School Transport Assistance video explains the criteria that is used to assess whether students are eligible to receive transport assistance. The purpose of this session is to clarify the objectives and limits of School Transport Assistance.
The forum will begin with Infrastructure updates and the Eligibility for School Transport Assistance presentation will follow. There will be a Q&A opportunity after the presentation.
Topics and discussions at forums will be at sector-wide level. For any questions about infrastructure matters at an individual school level, please contact your property advisor.
If there is a topic you would like to see discussed at an Infrastructure Sector Forum, email EIS.Engagement@education.govt.nz.
Previous sector forums
9 April 2021
20/28 October 2020
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 offices.
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