Overview

Graduate Certificate in Property

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 in Property combines contemporary theory and principles in property management, and property development 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 in Property has been designed to offer relevant learning outcomes whilst being delivered entirely online, allowing you to study at a time that suits 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 in 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 in Property will prepare you to analyse market trends in property management and property development, 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.

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 study via online learning.

Career Pathways

The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate in 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, your opportunities are extensive. A Graduate Certificate in 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 development and management.

Specialisations

The Graduate Certificate in 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 two core courses and select two directed courses from a number courses available online. The two core courses are:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Property and Facilities Management

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 property development and property management.

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.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Property program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the required number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in a related field of Study Five
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study Zero

 

For admission to the Graduate Certificate in Property, related fields of study are Land Economics/ Real Estate/ Property/ Valuation/ Architecture/ Building/ Construction Management/ Surveying/ Quantity Surveying/ Engineering (Civil/ Structure/ Mechanical/ Electrical) Environment/ Town Planning/ Urban Planning/ Commerce/ Economics/ Finance/ Business/ Marketing/ Business Administration/ Law.

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.


Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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