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, please email

WebFM condition assessment tool training

As of 2015, all 10 Year Property Plans (10YPP) must be prepared by a 10YPP Consultant who has completed the WebFM condition assessment and 10YPP training.

See: Preparing your 10YPP.

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 is no charge for these courses.

Dates for 2018
LocationCondition Assessment IntroductionCondition Assessment Advanced
Christchurch 9-10 April  14 May
Wellington 7-8 May 18 June
Auckland 21-22 May 11 June
Christchurch 3-4 September 1 October
Wellington 17-18 September 15 October
Auckland 10-11 September 8 October

To book onto these training courses, please email

10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) training

This one-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 is expected that 10YPP Consultants will have already completed the WebFM condition assessment tool training.

There is no charge for this course.

Dates for 2018

15 May

Wellington 19 June
Auckland 12 June
Christchurch 2 October
Wellington 16 October
Auckland 9 October

To book onto these courses, please 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. Login to the Training Services website (external link) .
  2. Select 'Browse Training' (left hand side menu) – 'Self Paced Modules' – '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.

Download: Key summary sheet – Series 2, 2017 [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Dates for 2018 (subject to change)


Series 1

Series 2


30 May (Auckland)

21 November (Auckland)

Central North

16 May (Taupo)

7 November (Taupo)

Central South

9 May (Palmerston North)

14 November (Palmerston North)


23 May (Christchurch)

31 October (Christchurch)

For further information, please contact the property team at your local Ministry Office.

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, please contact the property team at your local Ministry Office.

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