Course Title: Professional Property Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Property Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Matt Myers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No Pre-requisite

Course Description

This course will introduce you to social and ethical issues that can arise in the property and valuation profession. Specially, the course will focus on issues of industry professionalism. You will develop your understanding of the process of negotiation and begin to develop the skills required to successfully negotiate with clients as a property and valuation professional in the wider property sectors, both government and commercial.

Topics covered include:
• The role and importance of ethics in property and valuation
• Professionalism in the property and real estate sectors
• Negotiating with property stakeholders
• Effective communication strategies and techniques

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will develop the following capabilities:
GC 2 Professional Communication
GC 3 Professional Practice
GC 4 Discipline Knowledge & Technical Expertise
GC 5 Socially Aware Practice

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Identify the importance and role of ethics in the property profession.
• Critically analyse and apply best practice professional practice principles to property and real estate.
• Identify effective negotiation skills in work simulated professional scenarios
• Apply effective negotiation skills in work simulated property professional scenarios
• Demonstrate effective professional communication skills

Overview of Learning Activities

This unit addresses the processes required to maintain a high level of professional performance in the property sector in accordance with professional standards and procedures.
The unit will address the appropriate professional techniques and strategies required to function within a property environment to ensure Ethical and inclusive practises are applied in professional practise.

This unit is designed to keep up with trends/changes and developments in the vocational area of competency by integrating work based learning and academic learning to allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organisations.
You will be introduced to social and ethic issues that can arise in the property and valuation profession with a focus on issues of industrial professionalism.
The learning activities and research skills are designed to enhance your communication skills to: obtain feedback from colleagues and clients, participate in professional networks and consult with colleagues and clients

The learning activities will widen your interpersonal skills to assist you in building professional relationships and increase your professional relationships and networking skills to build a foundation within the property sector.
Identify the importance and role of ethics in the property profession, Application of "Best Practise", understanding of codes and regulations with respect to professional standards, Demonstrate effective professional communication and negotiation skills.

Your ability to identify and apply principles of professional property practices, will be developed through a variety of classroom activities that includes a combination of face to face lectures and tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources for this course will include theoretical and practical case studies made available online and via class tutorials/and lectures.

Overview of Assessment

The learning outcomes detailed above will be assessed in this course. Your understanding of property practice will be further developed through class activities and individual and group assignments which will include a focus on the communication and negotiation skills required to work within the property sector.
The assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to short essays, reports, individual and group assignments, class tests, and exams.