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Due Diligence for Infrastructure Projects



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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 investment manager undertakes due diligence on loans and investments. The process is usually learned on the job. This short course is designed to bring young bankers and investors up to speed in regard to the technical due diligence processes required to facilitate stronger and more sustainable investments and loans.

Participants will be guided by an expert with over 40 years’ experience in technical due diligence for banking and investment, who is also the company director for several infrastructure PPPs.

By the end of this course, any non-technical investment or lending professional should 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:

  • Equip you with the skills to select, assess and review due diligence issues
  • Strengthen your ability to review a technical due diligence report
  • Engage you 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.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

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 should gain:

  • A 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.

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content, delivery or progression, please email 

For any questions on enrolment or payment, please email

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.
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