Get the qualifications you need to start a new career in the property industry. Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Property will prepare you for a range of roles in the property sector.
The course is designed to provide a broad understanding of property and property valuation, valuing income producing properties, managing real estate and property development. The four units of study are aimed at helping you get what you need to start a new career in the property industry. Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Property will prepare you for a range of roles including property development and property management.
The Graduate Certificate of Property has been developed for professionals such as architects, surveyors and construction managers looking to broaden their careers in the property industry. The course is also ideal for graduates with degrees in commerce, management or law disciplines wishing to move into the property field.
The course aims to develop and refine your core professional skills, particularly related to the fields of property development and property management. You will establish an understanding of the various stakeholders in the property and real estate market, and learnto develop and manage property.
The qualification will allow you to articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Property.Read More
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Property, students must attain a total of 4 credit points of core units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
2018 course information
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
Not offered in Trimester 3
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree in a different discipline* OR
- three years relevant work experience
* Completion of a major sequence in property or real estate will classify the degree as the same discipline.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.
- If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
- If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.
In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
Career paths available for graduates with a qualification in property include, but are not limited to:
- Asset Manager
- Business Broker
- Investment Trust Manager
- Portfolio Manager
- Property Consultant
- Property Developer
- Property Finance Consultant
- Property Manager
- Property Researcher
- Rural Property Broker/Consultant
- Sales and leasing Negotiator
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcomes||Course Learning Outcomes|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Employ specialised knowledge apply professional, legal and ethical standards in the fields of property development, investment, property valuation, property management and sustainable construction, in private and commercial real estate markets, both nationally and internationally.|
|Communication||Prepare and communicate (orally, visually and in writing) complex property information and analysis to a range of stakeholders including investors, developers, regulators, clients, and colleagues in order that informed decisions may be made.|
|Digital literacy||Use a range of advanced digitally based technologies in professional practice and scholarly activities within the property related environment.|
|Critical thinking||Critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise complex data and specialist information on property markets and indicators for the planning, design and development of commercial, industrial, retail, residential property and other specialist property, e.g. property for educational purposes.|
|Problem solving||Apply property theories and concepts to evaluate and appraise methodologies to critically identify and develop sustainable solutions and strategies for a diverse range of complex and authentic problems in property industry.|
|Self-management||Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgment and responsibility to undertake self-directed work and learning relating to specialist property concepts.|
|Teamwork||Collaborate with others to undertake research which examines and evaluate contemporary issues in property.|
|Global citizenship||Examine and evaluate the ethical, sustainability, economic and global factors that impact the interconnected theories and principles of property development, investment, construction, management, and valuation.|
How to apply
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Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.Apply through Deakin
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Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.
Further study options
Credit for prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Faculty contact information
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555