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The future of facilities management : educators and professional bodies working together

Davies, Hilary 2010, The future of facilities management : educators and professional bodies working together, in AUBEA 2010 : Construction Management(s) : Proceedings of the 35th Australasian Universities Building Education Association annual conference, AUBEA, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-10.

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Title The future of facilities management : educators and professional bodies working together
Author(s) Davies, Hilary
Conference name Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference (35th : 2010 : Melbourne, Vic)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 14-16 Jul. 2010
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2010 : Construction Management(s) : Proceedings of the 35th Australasian Universities Building Education Association annual conference
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher AUBEA
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) facilities management
professional education
Summary Facilities management programmes in Australia suffer from poor recruitment levels. This is in strong contrast to nearby Asian countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore where facilities management is a well-respected profession and programmes recruit in the 100’s. Facilities management seems to be more regarded as purely a technical or even a janitorial job by potential students rather than a profession that offers scope for the development and exercise of high level skills in Australia. The word “management” seems to be ignored in the minds of the general public, despite the aspirations of practitioners and researchers to reach board-level influence. Facilities management is not the only one of the built-environment professions being viewed in this way. A number of professional bodies have difficulty recruiting fresh graduates into their ranks in Australia and research suggests that low recruitment levels will lead to a moribund profession with the potential for being downgraded to quasi or para-professional status. This paper would like to stimulate debate about the future of construction professions generally, how to encourage quality graduate entrants and educate employers about the need, indeed the necessity, for requiring professional qualifications in addition to graduate or post-graduate education to ensure the highest standards and continuing development of skills and knowledge.
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Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 870599 Building Management and Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, AUBEA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031343

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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