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Due Diligence for Infrastructure Projects

This short course provides training, insight and transferred experience for investors and lenders. You’ll learn how to effectively perform technical due diligence for infrastructure projects, a crucial element of best practice for all investors and lenders.

About this course

Every bank and every investment manager undertake due diligence on loans and investments. The process is usually learned on the job. This short course is designed for young bankers and investors to bring young staff up to speed in technical due diligence processes and experience to allow better and more sustainable investments and loans.

The lecturer has over 40 years’ experience in technical due diligence for banking and investment and is the company director for several infrastructure PPPs.

By the end of this course, a non-technical investment or lending professional will be able to review and interrogate the information contained in the many due diligence reports that accompany proposals for investment and debt.

Key benefits of this course

This short course has been designed to give participants:

  • Equip you with the skills to select, assess and review due diligence issues
  • Strengthen your ability to review a technical due diligence report
  • Engage with real-world case studies with experts of industry


Full price: $1,200 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.


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Additional course information

Course outline

The course will be delivered in either online, face-to-face or blended modes, to allow those who are unable to attend face-to-face to participate in the course. Participants can choose to complete the two-day weekend block (16 hours total) in any combination of these modes.

The lectures will be delivered by Brian McGlynn, supplemented by guest lecturers from public and private sectors. Group discussions and real-world case studies will be embedded.

Proposed course structure is as follows:

  • Introduction to due diligence
    • Objective of due diligence
    • Framework for selecting, assessing, and reviewing due diligence issues
    • Briefing a consultant
    • Reviewing a technical due diligence report
  • Construction due diligence
    • Framework for consideration
    • Real-world issues
  • Operations due diligence
    • Framework for consideration
    • Real-world life issues

Other possible topics or inclusions

Course learning objectives

As a result of undertaking this course, participants will benefit via:

  • Contribution towards an in-depth understanding of the complex issues faced when carrying out due diligence.
  • Increased capabilities to apply critical thinking in reviewing and interrogating the information contained in the many due diligence reports.



To complete this course, you will require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas. If you choose to study online, you will also need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing using Zoom.


Familiarity with infrastructure projects and related development concepts is preferable.


Discounts are available for this course as follows:

  • 50% discount for more than 5 enrolments from the same organisation.
  • 15% discount to members of:
    • Project Management Institute (Sydney Chapter) (PMI)
    • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
    • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • Australian Contractors Association (ACA)
    • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    • Roads Australia
    • UTS Alumni, Students and Staff

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code

  • Please contact the team at with your details of group enrolments or details of professional membership to obtain your discount voucher code. Note that group enrolments will not be validated until the minimum number of criteria enrolments have been received.

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Who is this course for?

This course will benefit those with a familiarity of infrastructure projects and related development concepts, and is suitable for:

  • Public sector infrastructure specialists
  • Government officials (relevant personnel)
  • Investors in infrastructure projects
  • Infrastructure developers and financiers
  • Managers of infrastructure projects
  • Project and construction management consultancy officers
  • Management personnel of major contracting firms.
  • Lenders and investors


23 September




2 days


2 days

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Meet the Expert

Brian McGlynn

Brian McGlynn
Principal, Malpine Pty Ltd - Private Consulting Company

Brian has over 40 years of experience in technical due diligence for banking and investment. He was the Chief Engineer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and was instrumental in the lending assessments for infrastructure projects – starting with the M4 and M5 toll roads in the early 1990s -  and a wide range of mining, power, transport, industrial and construction projects for the bank. 

Since retiring from full-time corporate positions in 2008, Brian has acted as a director on seven companies, including large infrastructure projects. He has also provided a due diligence consulting service to Northern Area Infrastructure Fund and produced several expert reports for the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Queensland.

Over 30 years, he has provided guest lectures at the USyd, Macquarie, UNSW and UTS in areas related to risk and investment. He has also lectured on Project Evaluation at the School of Civil Engineering, USyd.

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Sat 23 Sep 2023 -
Sun 24 Sep 2023
Expert: Brian McGlynn
  • City Campus
  • Hybrid
  • 2 sessions, 16 hours total
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