Capital Asset Management (CAM) in Central Government


A seminar on Asset Management within Central Government will be held by the NAMS Group in Wellington on Wednesday 18th May.

The National Asset Management Support (NAMS) Group continues to be the leading agency for the transfer of asset management knowledge in New Zealand and is a recognised provider of asset management training in New Zealand. 

This seminar will provide attendees with an overview of the principles underpinning Capital Asset Management (CAM), an understanding of its relevance to their agency along with the knowledge necessary to achieved improved asset management.


Learning outcomes include:

- An overview of the basic principles of CAM and why it is important

- An understanding of the connections between CAM, strategic planning, and other business practices of Government agencies

- An overview of the key capital asset management lifecycle strategies with examples of industry best practice

- Information of what to include when writing or updating an asset management plan  


The seminar is a good opportunity to gain an overview of CAM and its benefits, to understand the gains made in the Local Government sector and how these could be applied within your agency and to discover what other agencies are doing to get the greatest benefit from CAM.

This is the only seminar NAMS has scheduled on this topic in 2011, so do not hesitate in registering your interest or letting those know from within your organisation that may benefit.


Course outline

·           The basic principles of Capital Asset Management (CAM)

·           The drivers for CAM

·           The CAM framework

·           Lifecycle strategies

·           Writing and updating asset management plans

·           What is good practice, and how is everyone else doing it?

·           Case Studies and Workshop sessions




Wednesday, 18th May, Wellington. Venue TBC


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Daily Programme

8.30 - 9.00 am                           Registration/Coffee

9.00 - 10.15 am                         Session 1

10.15 - 10.30 am                       Morning Tea

10.30 - 12.30 pm                       Session 2

12.30 - 1.00 pm                         Lunch

1.00 - 2.40 pm                            Session 3

2.30 - 3.00 pm                            Afternoon Tea

3.00 - 4.00 pm                            Session 4

4.00 - 4.10 pm                            Conclusion/Feedback


Registration Fees 

Standard Registration Fee
$580 per person per day   |   Two day event $1000

NAMS Members - Save 10%!
Single day event $522 | Two day event $900

To get the special member rate you must be a NAMS Member at the time you register for the event and register through your MY NAMS account

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Multiple Attendee Discount
Two attendees $550 each per single day | $970 each per two day event

Three or more attendees $530 each per day   |  $940 each per day for 
                                                                                  two day event

For discounted rates all attendees must belong to same organisation and attend the same seminar on the same day

Multiple Attendee Discounts can only be made through our Manual Payment Option  - See our Multiple Attendee Registration Form

Only one account per seminar per organisation will be issued

All prices are inclusive of GST

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