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Are you a property manager, property developer or interested in pursuing a career in property investment? Due to the increasing demand for experienced and qualified professionals within the property field, the University of Newcastle's School of Architecture and Built Environment has developed this practical and contemporary program to meet the current and anticipated needs of the industry.

Whether you are already working within the property industry or looking to specialise your skills in this area, the Graduate Certificate of Property combines contemporary theory and principles in property management, valuation and market analysis with relevant case studies to punctuate key learnings throughout the program.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. The Graduate Certificate of Property has been designed to offer relevant learning outcomes whilst being delivered entirely online, allowing you to study at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate of Property is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

If you are already working in the property industry or you are working in a related sector and aspire to move into the property industry, the Graduate Certificate of Property may be the program that enhances your career development and opportunities.

Establishing a career in or leveraging your career trajectory in the highly competitive and rewarding property industry requires business savvy and can be accelerated by postgraduate education.

The University of Newcastle's industry focused Graduate Certificate of Property will prepare you to analyse market trends and apply recognised theories and principles to help maximise your career potential in the property field.

The content of the program has been developed to meet the current and anticipated needs of students, employers, the property industry and the wider community. You will be equipped to excel in a wide range of different property-based careers. From buying, developing, leasing, financing and managing - the property industry can be thoroughly rewarding with many career paths on offer.

The program is open to students who have already completed undergraduate studies in property, building, quantity surveying, construction management, construction economics or a related discipline including business, finance and commerce. You are required to have a minimum of two years relevant work experience in a property or property related field. Candidates without a relevant degree, but with a relevant diploma, such as TAFE advanced diploma in property (valuation), plus 5 years extensive work experience in the property industry may be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Property program.

In recognition of the highly demanding nature of the property industry, the University of Newcastle offers flexible study options with the program tailored for part-time delivery in online distance learning mode.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.


The Graduate Certificate of Property at the University of Newcastle has been designed to develop highly relevant skills and knowledge to assist you to succeed in the property industry. To achieve this, the program offers five prescribed courses of which you will select four:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Property Economics and Finance
  • Property and Facilities Management
  • Property Law and Planning Legislation
  • Property Investment and Evaluation

The study components serve to facilitate both your professional and personal growth. As a graduate you will be equipped with a broad knowledge and understanding of property as an asset class within national and international markets and with the skills necessary to research, analyse and advise on decisions relating to the acquisition, administration, management, disposal, development and financing of property assets.

The program will see you emerge with a well-rounded understanding of the market, an ability to identify and analyse trends and understand and apply the legislative framework which governs the industry.

At the end of your studies, you will have a thorough understanding of the property market and will be able to apply this knowledge in a wide range of property-based careers.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate of Property can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.


The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate of Property is focused on delivering real-world, practical information to help you further your career in the property industry. From property and facilities management to property development, analysis and portfolio management, your opportunities are extensive. A Graduate Certificate of Property will provide you with the leg up you require in this competitive industry.

You will not only possess practical skills enabling you to readily enter a wide range of careers, you will have a strong knowledge of both national and international property markets and the theories and principles which affect both property investment and management.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate of Property visit the 'Details' tab.

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