Graduate Certificate of Property

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Graduate Certificate of Property

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

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.


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.

Admission Requirements

AQF Level 7 Cognate for the purposes of entry into this program will be determined by a Bachelor Degree in the study areas, listed below.

AQF Level 6 Cognate and five years’ experience for the purposes of entry into this program will be determined by an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in the study areas, listed below. Study Areas:

Land Economics/ Real Estate/ Property/ Valuation/ Architecture/ Building/ Construction Management/ Surveying/ Quantity Surveying/ Engineering in Civil/ Structure/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Environment/ Town Planning/ Urban Planning/ Commerce/ Economics/ Finance/ Business/ Marketing/ Business Administration/ Law.

Relevant work Experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

  • Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter; Certificate of experience/employment
  • Certified transcripts from previous education qualifications in English or with an authorized English translation
  • Detailed resume/CV setting out educational qualifications and work experience
  • Interview (where necessary)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language 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 at

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 10, 2016
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