Graduate Diploma of Property
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Property|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$28,880 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||M633|
Please note: this course is only available in Trimester 1 and 2.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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).
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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
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 current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
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. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Full fee paying (FFP)
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 fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
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 indicative and annual course fees provided are 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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, 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 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).
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).
Students complete the following core units:
|MMP713||Property and Real Estate Context|
|MMP712||Rating and Statutory Valuation|
|SRT722||Sustainable Construction Studies *|
*This unit was previously coded MMP722
|MMP721||Property and Real Estate Law and Practice|
|MMP731||Management of Real Estate|
|MMP741||Property 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
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent
- 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
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Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
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