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Infrastructure Delivery: Time for a Reset



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Mixed (online and in-person)


10 wks


30 hrs

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Government, contractors, operators and investors have different perspectives of forging solutions across the entire infrastructure lifecycle. This course seeks to explore these challenges from a practitioner lens, whilst considering whether the social value and outcomes of community and other stakeholders are being optimised.

About this course

Infrastructure Delivery: Time for a Reset will help you think more critically about delivering complex infrastructure projects. It will aid your understanding of the current challenges facing the sector and how government and private sectors are responding. You will become more aware of how projects are selected, assessed and prioritised, how decision-making can be improved and which learnings from the delivery of complex transport mega-projects are relevant to the energy transmission sector.

In addition, you will explore the potential for increasing collaboration and avoiding disputes. You will examine the role of private finance and the rationale for government intervention. Current objectives related to place making and activation of precincts and corridors will be discussed and corridors and the link to increased housing supply considered.

Key benefits of this course

This course has been designed to equip you with:

  • The latest thinking around how to improve infrastructure delivery
  • Current strategies to improve efficiency and productivity and get the most out of the infrastructure pipeline.  


Digital badge and certificate

A digital badge and certificate will be awarded following the successful completion of any necessary tasks or assessments to demonstrate acquired learning of the short course or for meeting attendance and/or participation requirements.

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Full price: $2,500 (GST-free)*

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

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.

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, on-campus or blended modes, to allow those who are unable to attend on-campus to participate in the course. Participants can choose to complete the 10 x 3 hour sessions (30 hours total) in any combination of these modes.

The following content will be covered during the course:

  • How well is government managing the infrastructure pipeline?
  • What are the challenges facing the infrastructure pipeline and how can they be fixed?
  • How can infrastructure decision-making be improved?
  • What have we learned from Sydney Metro?
  • How can we create a sustainable and productive construction sector?
  • What is the future role of private finance in infrastructure?
  • How can project management of megaprojects be improved?
  • What is the nexus between station precincts and addressing the housing shortfall?
  • How can we adopt a whole-of-life approach to managing our infrastructure assets?
  • Success stories and some lessons to be learned.

Overview of teaching activities

  • Weekly lectures delivered by Martin Locke, supplemented by guest lecturers from both public and private sectors
  • Group discussions
  • Real case studies.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should have gained:

  • Insight towards an in-depth understanding of the massive challenges faced by the infrastructure sector in Australia and the need for its reform regarding how major projects are delivered
  • Increased capabilities to apply critical thinking in assessing the contrasting perspectives of investors, contractors and the community around decision-making on how infrastructure projects can be delivered to create value for money.  



If completing this course online, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Participants will benefit from being generally familiar with the infrastructure sector, although no specific prior knowledge is mandatory.


On-campus and onsite course logistics

Transport and parking options

Our city campus is right next to Central Station, the main train and light rail hub for the Sydney CBD, as well as the Railway Square bus interchange.

For public transport, please use Transport NSW Trip Planner

Paid on-site parking is available in the privately-run parking station in the basement of Building 10 for $30 (3 hrs + (max. daily rate).

More information can be found at  


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 code (group enrolments)

  • Please contact the team at with details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to obtain your discount code (industry members)

  • Please contact the team at with details of your industry membership to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount code 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number during checkout. If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your discount code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

Contact us

For any questions regarding enrolment or payment, please email

If you have a specific question about course content or requirements, please email  

Who is this course for?

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

  • Public sector infrastructure specialists
  • Government officials (relevant personnel)
  • Investors in infrastructure projects
  • Infrastructure developers and financiers
  • Managers of infrastructure projects
  • Project and construction management consultants
  • Project managers of major construction and O&M companies.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.