Graduate Diploma of Property

Course summary for local students

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

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$28,880 - Full-fee paying place
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code M633

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

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.

Fees and charges

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Full-fee paying place

A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Fee information for all domestic students

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study load

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

Career paths available for graduates with a qualification in property include, but are not limited to: Investment Trust Manager, Rural Property Broker/Consultant, Property Developer, Business Broker, Property Finance Consultant, Property Consultant, Property Researcher, Asset Manager, Sales and Leasing Negotiator, Portfolio Manager, Property Manager, Valuer (real property and plan/machinery).

Course rules

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

Course structure

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


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.

Entry requirements - general

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.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements:

-  Bachelor degree in a different discipline. Completion of a major sequence in property or real estate will classify the degree as the same discipline.

or

-  5 years relevant work experience

Credit for prior learning - general

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 Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Property (M511)

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.