Course Title: Valuation Techniques and Property Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Valuation Techniques and Property Analysis

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dulani Halvitigala

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2722

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.73

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment or in office hours

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course examines valuation techniques and the principles of property analysis. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake a property analysis and complete a valuation for complex and diverse properties, both residential and commercial properties. In doing so, you will utilise specialised valuation tools and techniques to determine property value. You will also develop the skills and knowledge required to determine investment feasibility and market trends. You will also critically examine the role micro economics in property.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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

1. Apply knowledge of property theory and concepts to inform decision making in the local and global professional arena, demonstrating evidenced based judgement and ethical decision  

2. Utilise specialist technical skills and techniques to evaluate industry problems, and assess and determine property value and return for diverse asset classes and projects 

4. Apply professional communication and technical skills to effectively communicate property development proposals, financial and valuation analyses and strategy to diverse property and related industry stakeholders 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Research, analyse and synthesise data, markets and trends to produce a valuation report for industry stakeholders
  2. Analyse the role micro economics plays in valuation and property decision making
  3. Apply valuation theory to justify site value and market trends
  4. Analyse, estimate and justify property value

Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a range of learning activities which include: case study analysis, class discussion groups and problem solving analysis.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. To support your learning a range of additional resources will be made available to you including class notes, relevant software and instructional videos.

This course also uses various reading references and these will be made available to students.

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website.

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 consists of:

Task 1: Class Test – Examine students’ understanding of the concept of real property and its valuation, foundation of value and the property valuation process and data. 20% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3.    

Task 2: Major Assignment – Estimate the market value of a residential property and prepare a comprehensive valuation report in accordance with the API professional practice requirements. 40% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4. 

Task 3: Final Exam – Examine students’ understanding of valuation theory, process, methods and application. 40% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4.   

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions