Facilities officers provide assistance to ensure the day-to-day smooth management and operation of a building's infrastructure through administrative support and, at times, overseeing maintenance tasks.
You can work as a facilities officer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a facilities officer through a traineeship in Property Services (Operations). Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications in facilities management or a related field such as architecture, business, management, property or planning. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Most institutions in Australia offer relevant courses. Institutions have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information.
Facilities officers may perform the following tasks:
Facilities officers work for public and private organisations that manage buildings and facilities, and may be employed in most industries, including finance, defence, education, retail, public administration and safety, entertainment and manufacturing. With experience, and sometimes further training, facilities officers may take on management responsibilities.