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Program Code 11521
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
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Transition Arrangements - effective 2012 : For students who commenced in 2011 or prior, and who transitioned to the 2012 revised program structure.

Transition Arrangements - effective 2009: For students who commenced in 2008 or prior, and who transitioned to the 2009 revised program structure.

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The links provided under "Further Information" are to be read in addition to the approved program documentation, detailed below.


PLEASE NOTE: This program is only available for currently enrolled students. No new applications for admission will be accepted. Prospective students looking to commence in 2015, please view the handbook entry for our new program: Graduate Certificate in Property (Program Code: 12407).

The Graduate Certificate of Property is offered as a postgraduate program through

The program is an initiative of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, and has been developed in response to an identified demand for a postgraduate qualification in Property. It is offered for those wishing to complete a shorter program than the Master of Property.

The program provides graduates from building, property, business and finance backgrounds with an international perspective of property portfolio management and property development and develops the relevant specialist skills to operate effectively within property portfolio management, property development and facilities management environments.

Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate of Property provides a flexible and relevant learning experience that meets the current and anticipated future needs of students, employers, the property industry and the wider community.  The program is aimed at those already working in the property industry, or those working in related sectors who aspire to move into this field.  Students entering the program come from a diverse range of backgrounds and use the knowledge and skills gained in this postgraduate qualification to enhance their career development in a chosen field. The program is designed to equip students with a wide range of practical skills and specialist knowledge for different property-based careers.

The study components serve to facilitate both students professional and personal growth.  Graduates 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.
At the University of Newcastle, we recognize that many of our students are in highly demanding employment. Flexible study options are therefore of vital importance. In response we have tailored this program for delivery on a part-time basis in online distance learning mode.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate of Property is a 40 unit program requiring completion of four courses, from available offerings.

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the “Additional Information” section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Course Information

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
ARBE6321 Property Economics and Finance Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
ARBE6341 Property Law and Planning Legislation Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
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