Skills 4 Work

Maintenance Excellence

Planning & Scheduling for Planners
4 Day course

One of the simplest ways to improve productivity in maintenance is to make improvements in work management. It's a fact that in New Zealand few planners and schedulers receive more than rudimentary on-the-job training to carry out one of the most important roles within maintenance. This course gives new skills to planners and schedulers, teaching them how work management is carried out in world class organisations. A comprehensive syllabus covering all five elements of the work management process but with a particular focus on the topics planners and schedulers need to carry out their roles effectively. Emphasis is given to scoping, planning, scheduling, critical paths, use of charts etc. to give planners the skills they need to take work management to the next level.

Unit standard outcome:

Successful completion of this course leads to unit standard 26566 - Demonstrate and Apply Knowledge of Planning & Scheduling Mechanical Engineering Maintenance Work in Context of BCM (Business Centred Maintenance). Level 5, Credits 10. This unit standard can be used to partly satisfy the General & Maintenance engineering strand in the National Certificate of Mechanical Engineering Level 5 or the Electrotechnology strand in the National Certificate of Electrical Engineering Level 5 (advanced trade)

To be assessed for this unit standard you will need to:-

  • Complete classroom exercises throughout the course
  • Pass an exam on the last day
  • Complete and pass a project in the workplace within 2 months of completing the course. E-mail support is given to help with this

To view the full unit standard click here

Course content includes:

  • How to make best use of all resources when planning & scheduling work
  • Focus on areas key to planners and schedulers:
    • Scoping of work
    • Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Use of charts
  • Develop plans to identify
    • Critical paths
    • Slack in the current system
    • Resource identification
  • Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Managing a major maintenance event (annual shut)

To view the full learning outcomes click here

This course is designed for:

  • Planners & Schedulers
  • Co-ordinators
  • Supervisors


Training your staff in Maintenance Excellence will:

  • Instill a culture of maintenance best practice in your workplace
  • Increase reliability of key plant and machinery
  • Improve productivity through a more structured approach to maintenance
  • Use staff time more effectively

"The course you guys are doing
has been an absolute godsend.
Maintenance Best Practice
covered a lot of things that I
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that are huge in my company. So
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Price includes: Comprehensive training material, lunch, morning/afternoon tea, exam & project marking, ongoing e-mail support for project, registration of unit standards on successful completion

$1,995 plus GST


9:00am - 3:00pm

(2:00pm finish on last day)


FOR 2019



28th to 31st July Planning & Scheduling for Planners
Call us on 0800 2 Skill for more info, or email

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