Graduate Diploma of Property

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Property
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Deakin course codeM633

Please note: This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode and is only available in Trimester 1 and 2

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s popular Graduate Diploma of Property has been designed to suit demand for and the needs of two types of graduates:

  • graduates from a property and real estate background who require further expertise in property-related principles, including property development, valuation and other property-related areas
  • graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree and are seeking a professional degree in property.

The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine their core professional skills, particularly related to the fields of property development and valuation. Students will develop an important understanding of who the various stakeholders in the property and real estate market are, and how they collaborate to co-ordinate, organise, develop and manage property in broader society.

Students in the course are 'engaged' with the material, the lecturers and other students via the use of cutting edge technology which can be accessed from any global location, although students have the same experience as an on campus student.

The course brings together a range of built environment disciplines from sustainable construction to property management to provide a broad perspective on issues of relevant international significance, while case studies provide opportunity for critical reflection and analysis.

A focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental underpinnings in the broad property market giving the course particular significance and relevance.

Relevance to current and proposed ‘real life’ initiatives in the context of case study research is an important part of the course.  Students will gain specialist skills through practical experience and benefit from cutting-edge research and close cooperation with the property industry.

Students will graduate equipped with a high level understanding of the  theoretical, policy, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the property and real estate profession.
For graduates with a cognate undergraduate degree this course is a CPV accredited 100% external postgraduate course which is delivered via flexible delivery.
Graduates with a cognate degree such as: Commerce, Business, Planning, Architecture, Construction, Quantity Surveying, Law or Engineering will have satisfied the academic requirements for Certified Property Valuer (CPV) status membership of the Australian Property Institute (API).

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma of Property is recognised and professionally accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API).  Graduates have satisfied the academic requirements for Certified Property Practitioner (CPP) status, Certified Property Manager (CPM) status and Certified Development Practitioner (CDP) status.  In addition graduates who commenced study with a cognate undergraduate degree will satisfy the academic requirements for Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) status of the API.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
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 maintenance.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$28,880$33,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of Property requires completion of 8 credit points of core units.

Students may also choose to exit the Graduate Diploma of Property prior to completing the program, with a Graduate Certificate of Property (which comprises four credit points of Graduate Diploma units).

Course structure

Students complete the following core units:

Trimester 1

MMP713Property and Real Estate Context

MMP712Rating and Statutory Valuation

SRT722Sustainable Construction Studies *

MMP742Investment Valuation

*This unit was previously coded MMP722

Trimester 2

MMP721Property and Real Estate Law and Practice

MMP731Management of Real Estate

MMP732Property Development

MMP741Property and Real Estate Valuation

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.