Graduate Diploma of Property
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 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)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$23,700* - Full-fee paying place|
Postgraduate Student Administration
|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 the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, 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 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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|
|MMP722||Sustainable Construction Studies|
|MMP721||Property and Real Estate Law and Practice|
|MMP731||Management of Real Estate|
|MMP741||Property and Real Estate Valuation|
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
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.