University of Technology Sydney

C11271v2 Graduate Certificate in Property Development

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Property Development (GradCertPropDev)
CRICOS code: 096459D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus


In Spring 2022 only, the subject 12518 Property Transactions will not run. Instead students need to enrol in 17700 Planning and Environmental Law.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


The Graduate Certificate in Property Development offers an entry pathway to the Master of Property Development (C04008) for students who have professional experience in property but do not have an appropriate undergraduate qualification, or who have a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field.

The course gives property development students an introduction to the principles and practice of sustainable urban development, and experience in developing a plan for a real-world urban renewal site.

The course provides students with a combination of experiential learning experiences, teamwork and exposure to practical skills development, together with a thorough understanding of economic, environmental and other knowledge underpinning urban management and development.

Career options

The degree enables professionals to change careers due to the multidisciplinary nature of the learning. Graduates are in public sector positions, including working for state and local government, and in private consulting and property development firms.

Course intended learning outcomes

C.1 Ability to interpret and communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences in property development and / or scholarly contexts
C.2 Ability to work effectively in project teams in property development and / or scholarly contexts
I.1 Ability to formulate appropriate alternative solutions applying creativity and initiative to complex problems in property development and / or related academic contexts
P.1 Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical understanding of property valuation methodologies together with the capacity to prepare valuation assessments to a professional standard
P.2 Ability to apply a theoretical and practical understanding of research methods to the investigation and analysis of property markets
P.3 Ability to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of built environment law and procedures in a variety of property-related contexts
P.4 Ability to integrate knowledge related to a wide spectrum of property issues to the analysis of practiced based scenarios
P.5 Ability to apply appropriate technical analytic skills to a professional standard
P.6 Determine the legal and policy context within which property development occurs, the nature of land rights and claims of Indigenous peoples in Australian cities, and the role of various levels and agencies of government
R.1 Ability to demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to property development and / or related scholarly contexts
R.2 Determine risk assessment principles related to property and apply them to simulating future courses of action

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have a UTS recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent, or higher qualification.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic requirements may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through relevant work experience.

Applicants need to provide:

  • a CV clearly articulating work experience, and
  • employer's letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held, and
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining why they want to study the Graduate Certificate in Property Development.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

All subjects are offered in intensive blocks.

Course structure

Students complete four compulsory subjects totalling 24 credit points.

Course completion requirements

15142 Property Development Process 6cp
17771 Valuation Methodology 6cp
12518 Property Transactions 6cp
12535 Development Feasibility and Modelling 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical program for students undertaking the course full time is shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
15142 Property Development Process   6cp
17771 Valuation Methodology   6cp
12518 Property Transactions   6cp
12535 Development Feasibility and Modelling   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building