Graduate Diploma in Property

Graduate Diploma in Property

POSTGRADUATE

Develop specialised theoretical knowledge and technical skills in property.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years
Fees:

AU$31,680 (2023 total)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Fees:

AU$42,240 (2023 total)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Property has been designed to help you develop the specialised knowledge and skills required to practice as a property advisor or manager.

The flexible structure of this curriculum includes combination of face-to-face and online delivery modes that suit working professionals. Through your studies, you will address the industry need for property specialists with a particular focus on corporate real estate, development and management. 

Through this diploma, you will learn to apply knowledge of property theory and concepts to the local and global professional arena, demonstrating evidenced-based judgement and ethical decision-making. You'll develop specialist skills in problem evaluation, and learn to determine property value and return for diverse asset classes and projects.

Your classes will develop the ability to respond to emerging trends and organisational needs across the sector, and you will learn to analyse property data and information from diverse sources, think critically, conduct research, and apply investment and valuation techniques. Finally, you will develop communication and technical skills that will allow you to communicate property development proposals, financial and valuation analyses and strategy to stakeholders.

Upon completion of this diploma, you will be able to engage with economic, legal and environmental policy frameworks to inform developed solutions, decision making and problem solving. As a graduate of this diploma, you will possess the essential knowledge and skills to act as an industry professional in a range of settings.

Details

In the Graduate Diploma in Property, you will develop the skills to successfully negotiate with clients as a property and valuation professional in real estate and wider property sectors, both government and commercial.

Your learning experiences are designed to foster your capability to think critically, to reflect on and continually improve your professional practice, to integrate your theoretical and conceptual knowledge, and to develop the skills required to work effectively as a property professional.

Your learning experiences will contain a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, seminars, workshops and weekly classes, using face-to-face, on line and other flexible delivery mechanisms.

Integrating face-to-face learning and online delivery, you will engage in a range of learning activities, including individual and small group work, case study analyses, face to face and on line discussions, peer to peer presentations, and work simulated scenarios, including industry and research led projects.

Assessment will include a range of activities such as report writing, written reflection, project based work, problem solving, presentations, peer or industry review.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

Studies in this graduate diploma replicate industry and professional practice, and will enable you to work both independently and collaboratively, including through your critical engagement in case study analyses and simulated project work.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. 

In this diploma, you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations. 

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.

You will undertake specific WIL tasks in:

  • Property Development Analysis and Feasibility
  • Corporate Property Finance.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

As part of your studies in this diploma, you will complete the following:

  • Valuation Techniques and Property Analysis
  • Real Estate Law
  • Investment Evaluation Techniques for Real Estate
  • Building Systems
  • Property Development Analysis & Feasibility
  • Corporate Property Finance.

You will also choose two of the following electives:

  • Valuation of Rural Property
  • Valuations for Statutory Purposes
  • Valuation Practice
  • Managing Project Teams
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Strategic Planning issues
  • Statutory Planning
  • Corporate Real Estate.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Diploma in Property
Program code: GD090

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Diploma in Property
City Campus
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
GD090P6
103216E
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Plan code
GD090P6
CRICOS
103216E
Graduate Diploma in Property
City Campus
1 year full-time
GD090P6
103216E
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full-time
Plan code
GD090P6
CRICOS
103216E

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Property will have the skills and opportunities to pursue many professional pathways, including work in corporate real estate, property management or development.

Upon completion of this diploma, you may choose to pursue further study in the Master of Property.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification)

OR

  • a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than 5 years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted credit.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

You may also be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than 5 years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application a CV and a personal statement that details your experience.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

You can gain entry to this graduate diploma from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon completion of this program, you can continue your studies in MC212 Master of Property, subject to the program's entrance requirements and receive 96 credit points of advanced standing into the master program.

You can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Credit

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this graduate diploma, you may be eligible for entry into a range of postgraduate programs at RMIT University.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$31,680.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$42,240.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.