Course Title: Investment Valuation Methods

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Investment Valuation Methods

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dulani Halvitigala

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2722

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.70

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses MKTG1320 Valuation Process and Methods before you commence this course.

Course Description

This course will build on the knowledge and skills you developed in Valuation Process and Methods. The objectives of this course are to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a discounted cashflow model to value income producing property. You will develop the knowledge, skills and expertise required to value income producing property, and to apply capitalisation methods

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1 Determine and apply knowledge of complex property and valuation theory to your professional practice and/or further study
2 Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse property and valuation stakeholders
3 Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
5 Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Interpret and apply valuation guidance notes and standards,  both national and international, to produce valuation reports 
• Analyse the valuation of income producing properties through the use of discounted cashflow models.
• Apply specialised valuation skills and knowledge to determine appropriate capitalisation and discount rates
• Critically analyse and apply principles of valuation to value income producing property and land to meet stakeholder requirements

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course will comprise lectures and workshops, including case study exercises.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
An industry text book is required for this course which will be supplemented with current reading material.
Learning resources will also include professional journals and Professional Valuation Practice Standards.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Assessment may include class exercises, test, assignments and final exam.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .’