RMIT's Master of Property is an industry leading program designed to take your career to new heights. Discover how Peter's career grew as a result of his studies.
This video depicts scenes and shots of buildings, construction sites, railway lines, sports stadiums and other aspects of the built environment around Melbourne, as well as Peter Petito at work in an office, observing a construction site, and speaking to camera. Upbeat electronic music plays throughout.
Duration: 1 minute 35 seconds
Peter Petito [Master of Property]: Property is such a broad, broad term. People immediately think of a real estate agent, they think of a piece of land, but it’s a lot more than that. Yes it is the piece of land, but it’s all the way through to selling land, redeveloping land, it’s the legal part of land.
The reason for selecting RMIT was the practical nature of it. You worked in groups, you worked with practical examples. From an industry point of view, everybody that we were involved with was from the industry, so again it was a lecturer that took you on to a building site, to have a look at how construction worked. It was an engineer, it was people that had built the MCG, people that had built AAMI Park.
When you get taught something from a Senior Manager, from a CEO, that comes in as a lecturer as someone who’s got 20, 30 years’ experience, you really listen and you want to learn. You take on board because it’s real.
Industry was absolutely critical, that was what made the difference and why I wanted to study at RMIT.
Before completing my masters, I felt like I had plateaued and there wasn’t a lot of opportunity there. I had all the practical experience but didn’t have the theory behind what I do, and to move and be able to advance and improve my career, let’s get some formal qualifications. The advantage of having formal qualifications means that you can be considered for the next role.
It did help reinvigorate me as a person, as a professional in the industry. I can now have a lot more confidence in what I’m doing. I’ve been taught it, I’ve shown it, I know the theory as well as the practice. So when you bring the two together, I think you’re unstoppable. I think that’s the opportunity it’s given me.
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