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3-Day Maintenance Strategy Development Training (RCM)


Maintenance strategies are a fundamental component of effective Asset Management. Maintenance strategies balance performance, cost and risk to provide the required outputs within the business operating, financial and regulatory environment. 

Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) is one of the established methodologies for an organisation to identify maintenance strategies aligned with the operating context of their physical assets. The resulting maintenance strategies are optimised so that an asset’s functions are preserved and the consequences of failure are proactively managed. This is achieved through using applicable and cost-effective maintenance techniques and, where necessary, changes to the design and operation of the assets. 


The training is conducted utilising an instructor led approach. Training covers the language and techniques of RCM using a series of presentations, examples, a worked case study and facilitator led exercises. This course is fully compliant with SAE JA 1011: Evaluation Criteria for Reliability-Centred Maintenance Processes. 


Attendees will be able to participate in applying RCM techniques while acting as a member of a facilitated group developing maintenance strategies. The training is aimed at engineering, operations and maintenance personnel at the mid to senior/team leader level prior to being involved in maintenance strategy development analysis.


First attendee $1,600.00 plus GST
Each additional attendee $1,525.00 plus GST

Course Outline

Day One 

  • Introduction to RCM
  • Operating context, functions and performance standards 
  • Functional failures
  • Case study based exercises

Day Two

  • Review of day 1
  • Failure modes and effects 
  • Failure consequences
  • Failure management
  • Case study based exercises

Day Three

  • Review of day 2
  • Case study based exercises
  • Implementing RCM decisions
  • Final review of days 1, 2 & 3


Participants will receive:

  • A copy of SAE JA 1012
  • A workbook containing:
    • The Case Study,
    • Model answers for all exercises, and
    • Sample worksheets.

Entry Level Courses

We now offer two entry level courses that cover the basics of maintenance strategy development.  These courses are both aligned to SAE JA1011 and JA1012 and fully cover the seven RCM questions.  The courses run for either a 1/2-day or a full 1-day and cover the same material with more detail provided in the full 1-day course.

These courses are ideal for those wanting to know about good practice in maintenance strategy development without the extra practical aspects delivered in the 3-day intermediate course.


1/2-day Basic Course

First attendee  $400.00 plus GST
Each additional attendee  $350.00 plus GST

1-Day Introduction Course

First attendee  $800.00 plus GST
Each additional attendee  $750.00 plus GST

Entry Level Course Outline

  • Introduction to RCM
  • Operating context, functions and performance standards
  • Functional failures
  • Failure modes and effects 
  • Failure consequences
  • Failure management


Participants will receive:

  • A copy of all presentation slides.
  • A handout on availability and reliability

General Registration of Interest

If you wish to register general interest in one of our courses please contact us and include the applicable course number as listed here:

1/2-Day Basic Course: RCM0001
1-Day Introduction Course: RCM0002
3-Day Intermediate Course: RCM0003

Additional courses, either public or in-house, can be arranged at any time there is sufficient interest.

Next Courses

Next Public 3-Day Intermediate Course

Course number: TBA
Dates: TBA
Location/Venue: TBA

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Guy Brandon

Course Facilitator

Guy Brandon, Director and Principal consultant for Brandon Asset Management Limited will deliver this course. Guy has over 11 years consulting experience in a wide range of maintenance, reliability and strategic asset management areas. 

Guy is a certified RCM facilitator and has completed numerous engagements across a wide range of industry sectors including: oil and gas; power generation; water utilities, food manufacturing and defence.