1 year full-time
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 prepares you for a range of roles including property development, property management and valuation.
Designed for professionals, such as architects, surveyors, real estate and sales agents, local council staff and construction managers, this course will help you to broaden your career in the built environment. It’s also ideal for graduates with degrees in commerce, management or law disciplines wanting to move into the property industry.
Ready to get the knowledge and accreditation to add a property skill set to your career portfolio?
Develop and refine your core professional skills, particularly related to the fields of property development and valuation. You will establish an understanding of the various stakeholders in the property and real estate market, and how they collaborate to develop and manage property.
Explore a range of built environment disciplines, from sustainable construction to property management and delve into sustainability and its economic, social and environmental relevance in the context of property development.
You will also learn about statutory valuation, property investment, property law and practice, property development, and advanced property valuation and the application of these topics in a property career.Read More
- Award granted
- Graduate Diploma of Property
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Property, students must attain a total of 8 credit points of core units, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, DAI001 Academic Integrity Module. Most units are equal to 1 credit point.
*This unit was previously coded MMP722
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.
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
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.
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.
Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.
This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.
To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in a different discipline*
- at least two years' relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
*Completion of a major sequence in property or real estate will classify a degree as the same discipline.
English language proficiency requirements
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
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Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn’t have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you’re able to commit to your study.
Recognition of 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 Recognition of prior learning page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
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
Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide.
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) providing there has been prior study in the knowledge field areas of:
- Finance and Accounting
- Commercial Law
- Property Economics or Economics
Students who meet these requirements and want to apply to the API for the above certifications may then apply to the API to be evaluated for admission as a CPV. (Please refer to API’s website for full admission requirements, including information about prior work experience relevant to each accreditation).
Any student who does not meet the prior study areas listed above, may supplement their Graduate Diploma of Property studies by undertaking corresponding API approved subjects offered by Deakin that include:
MLC707 Business Law
MPE781 Economics for Managers
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|
|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|