Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Diploma of Property

With a Graduate Diploma of Property, you'll gain relevant industry knowledge and be exposed to a practical approach in learning. Get started by applying.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode Cloud (online)

Course information

Boost your existing property knowledge with expertise in valuation and property development, or get the qualifications you need to start a new career in the property industry. Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Property will prepare you for a range of roles including property development, property management and valuation.

The Graduate Diploma of Property has been designed for professionals such as architects, surveyors and construction managers looking to broaden their careers in the built environment. 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 valuation. You’ll establish an understanding of the various stakeholders in the property and real estate market, and how they collaborate to develop and manage property.

The course brings together a range of built environment disciplines, from sustainable construction to property management. There is a focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental relevance in the context of property development.

Other study areas include statutory valuation, property investment, property law and practice, property development, and advanced property valuation.

The Graduate Diploma of Property is recognised and professionally accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). This accreditation ensures that the course is of the highest quality as required by the API.

The Graduate Diploma of Property is academically accredited for Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) and Certified Property Practitioner (CPP), providing there has been prior study in the knowledge field areas of: 

  1. Finance and Accounting 
  2. Commercial Law 
  3. Property Economics or Economics 

Professional association recognition means that your qualifications will be professionally recognised by employers and clients across Australia.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Property, students must attain a total of 8 credit points of core units. Most units are equal to 1 credit point.

Key information

Award granted
Graduate Diploma of Property
Year
2018 course information
Deakin code
M633
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

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:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Please note: this course is only available in Trimester 1 and 2.

Note for international students: International students enrolled in the course who study fully online will not be eligible for an international student visa.

Additional course information

Please note:

The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.

Entry requirements

Entry information

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
  • 3 years relevant work experience*

*Note: Relevant professional experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge in business or the property-related environment

 

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$31,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
Not applicable

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

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
  • Valuer

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma of Property is recognised and professionally accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API).  This accreditation ensures that the course is of the highest quality as required by the API.  The Graduate Diploma of Property is academically accredited for Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) and Certified Property Practitioner (CPP), providing there has been prior study in the knowledge field areas of:

1. Finance and Accounting

2. Commercial Law

3. Property Economics or Economics

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 Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Employ specialised knowledge and 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 for 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 evaluates 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 maintenance.
   

 

Application information

How to apply

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Entry pathways

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 Page 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
+61 3 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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