BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice (Online)

PGCertPropPrac

Build your skills, knowledge and understanding of property management, development and valuation and accelerate your career in property and related fields. 

Entry Requirements

A relevant bachelors degree

Duration

Quarter 2: 

  • 2 year (part-time) or
  • 2 quarters (full-time)

Quarter 4: 

  • 1 year (part-time)

Next start date

2022

  • Quarter 2: 4 April
  • Quarter 4: 19 September

Full Programme Fees

$5,141

(Fees can be paid in quarterly instalments) 

Programme Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice (PGCertPropPrac) is for recent graduates and mid-career professionals who either want to enter the property industry or work in the property industry and do not hold a Bachelor of Property. The PGCertPropPrac is a flexible, practitioner-focused qualification that will develop advanced capabilities in property theory and practice and prepare you for a wide range of property industry roles. The programme will develop your personal and professional skills and provide opportunities for you to build industry networks as you collaborate with others in formulating ethically sound and environmentally responsible solutions to property issues. If you do not have a previous qualification in property and are keen to enter the industry, or if you would like to enhance your property career progression, this programme is for you!

Specifically for industry professionals and recent graduates without a qualification in property, the Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice will provide you with a set of capabilities related to property and equip you with the skills to enter property career pathways.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice comprises 4 courses. Each course runs over a 10-week quarter, allowing you to complete this programme in either 1 year part-time, or 2-quarters full-time. The PGCertPropPrac is available as a general offering as well as in two named specialisations: Valuation and Property Management. For the general PGCertPropPrac, you have the option to either take one course at a time or two courses concurrently if you start the programme in Quarter 2. The PGCertPropPrac in either of the named specialisations are only available part-time.

To complete the general PGCertPropPrac, you will take four 15-point courses from PROPPRAC 700-708. 

To complete one of the two named specialisations you will need to complete the specified set of courses:

  • For a specialisation in Valuation: PROPPRAC 701, 704, 706, 708
  • For a specialisation in Property Management: PROPPRAC 700, 701, 703, 707

Please note that Auckland Online courses are scheduled on rotation, so your course progression will be determined by when you start your programme of study. Where there are specific course prerequisites we will ensure that you are enrolled in the correct courses.

The 2022-2023 Quarters are scheduled as follows:

2022 2023
  • Quarter 2: 4 April 
  • Quarter 3: 27 June 
  • Quarter 4: 19 September
  • Quarter 1: 9 January
  • Quarter 2: 3 April
  • Quarter 3: 3 July 
  • Quarter 4: 25 September
Course Code Course Description Points
PROPPRAC 700 Management and Marketing Achieving optimum performance from property assets is a multi-faceted process involving leases, financial structures, marketing, and occupier demand. Budgeting, operational expenditures, and capital expenditures will be introduced within the property context. An understanding of health and safety issues as well as leases will be provided. 15
PROPPRAC 701 Sustainable Construction Knowledge of construction is vital in understanding property valuation, property management and property development. Building materials, structural options, and building services have a strong influence on how a property performs both financially, functionally and environmentally. Provides general construction knowledge and an understanding of the construction process in context of buildings’ impact on the environment. 15
PROPPRAC 702 Planning and Development Property Development is approached from a practical perspective on the development process pathway from vision to commissioning and including the navigation of development controls and other land use restrictions in district plans. Analysis and feasibility are key skills that will be developed with case study illustration and a practical assignment. Design management, consenting, leadership, procurement and delivery will be covered including communication and sustainability. 15
PROPPRAC 703 Law and Governance Fundamental legal principles and issues affecting the property professional will be considered including contract law, common form contracts found in the property industry (including leasing, transfer, and valuation) land ownership and professional liability. Key property-focused governance concepts, practices, structures and mechanisms are studied. 15
PROPPRAC 704 Property Market Dynamics The supply and demand characteristics of urban developments have impacts on not only the price and availability of property, but on how we live and work. Development economics, urban policy, and land-use economics inform and guide decisions of property professionals, policy makers, and occupiers who shape the built environment. 15
PROPPRAC 705 Investment and Finance Financing represents a fundamental part of how properties are purchased, developed and managed. The application of general theories of property investment, discounted cash flow, risk and return, and financial mathematics is vital for property professionals. Debt and equity financing options are discussed for residential and income-producing property and development projects. 15
PROPPRAC 706 Valuation As every property is unique, the valuation of property presents many challenges and has a strong influence on the financial viability of both existing buildings and the development process. Valuation involves a range of models and approaches for valuing residential, commercial and industrial property and undeveloped land. 15
PROPPRAC 707 Property Technology Develops capabilities in applying analytical tools and technologies to the analysis of issues to enhance understanding of property markets and support effective decision-making. 15
PROPPRAC 708 Professional Practice The theory and practice of valuing, managing and developing special categories of property including shopping centres, hotels, leasehold and Māori land. Other professional property practices covered include compulsory purchase, litigation, arbitration, and professional ethics and practice. 15

Programme Benefits: 

As a graduate of the PGCertPropPrac, you will be able to: 

  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of theory and practice in their property practice and apply this in current management contexts.
  • effectively evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.
  • apply appropriate problem-solving and analytical methods and techniques to solve business and management problems.
  • work effectively in teams and engage diverse audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.
  • work professionally and ethically as well as demonstrate self- management.
  • recognise the significance of the principles underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi and consider issues related to diversity, equity and sustainability.

Specifically for industry professionals and recent graduates without a qualification in property, the Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice will provide you with a set of capabilities related to property and equip you with the skills to enter property career pathways.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice comprises 4 courses. Each course runs over a 10-week quarter, allowing you to complete this programme in either 1 year part-time, or 2-quarters full-time. The PGCertPropPrac is available as a general offering as well as in two named specialisations: Valuation and Property Management. For the general PGCertPropPrac, you have the option to either take one course at a time or two courses concurrently if you start the programme in Quarter 2. The PGCertPropPrac in either of the named specialisations are only available part-time.

To complete the general PGCertPropPrac, you will take four 15-point courses from PROPPRAC 700-708.

To complete one of the two named specialisations you will need to complete the specified set of courses:

  • For a specialisation in Valuation: PROPPRAC 701, 704, 706, 708
  • For a specialisation in Property Management: PROPPRAC 700, 701, 703, 707

Please note that Auckland Online courses are scheduled on rotation, so your course progression will be determined by when you start your programme of study. Where there are specific course prerequisites we will ensure that you are enrolled in the correct courses.

The 2022-2023 Quarters are scheduled as follows: 

2022 2023
  • Quarter 2: 4 April 
  • Quarter 3: 27 June 
  • Quarter 4: 19 September
  • Quarter 1: 9 January
  • Quarter 2: 3 April
  • Quarter 3: 3 July 
  • Quarter 4: 25 September
Course Information
Management and Marketing (PROPPRAC 700)
15 points
Achieving optimum performance from property assets is a multi-faceted process involving leases, financial structures, marketing, and occupier demand. Budgeting, operational expenditures, and capital expenditures will be introduced within the property context. An understanding of health and safety issues as well as leases will be provided.
Sustainable Construction (PROPPRAC 701)
15 points
Knowledge of construction is vital in understanding property valuation, property management and property development. Building materials, structural options, and building services have a strong influence on how a property performs both financially, functionally and environmentally. Provides general construction knowledge and an understanding of the construction process in context of buildings’ impact on the environment.
Planning and Development (PROPPRAC 702)
15 points
Property Development is approached from a practical perspective on the development process pathway from vision to commissioning and including the navigation of development controls and other land use restrictions in district plans. Analysis and feasibility are key skills that will be developed with case study illustration and a practical assignment. Design management, consenting, leadership, procurement and delivery will be covered including communication and sustainability.
Law and Governance (PROPPRAC 703)
15 points
Fundamental legal principles and issues affecting the property professional will be considered including contract law, common form contracts found in the property industry (including leasing, transfer, and valuation) land ownership and professional liability. Key property-focused governance concepts, practices, structures and mechanisms are studied.
Property Market Dynamics (PROPPRAC 704)
15 points
The supply and demand characteristics of urban developments have impacts on not only the price and availability of property, but on how we live and work. Development economics, urban policy, and land-use economics inform and guide decisions of property professionals, policy makers, and occupiers who shape the built environment.
Investment and Finance (PROPPRAC 705)
15 points
Financing represents a fundamental part of how properties are purchased, developed and managed. The application of general theories of property investment, discounted cash flow, risk and return, and financial mathematics is vital for property professionals. Debt and equity financing options are discussed for residential and income-producing property and development projects.
Valuation (PROPPRAC 706)
15 points
As every property is unique, the valuation of property presents many challenges and has a strong influence on the financial viability of both existing buildings and the development process. Valuation involves a range of models and approaches for valuing residential, commercial and industrial property and undeveloped land.
Property Technology (PROPPRAC 707)
15 points
Develops capabilities in applying analytical tools and technologies to the analysis of issues to enhance understanding of property markets and support effective decision-making.
Professional Practice (PROPPRAC 708)
15 points
The theory and practice of valuing, managing and developing special categories of property including shopping centres, hotels, leasehold and Māori land. Other professional property practices covered include compulsory purchase, litigation, arbitration, and professional ethics and practice.

Programme Benefits: 

As a graduate of the PGCertPropPrac, you will be able to: 

  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of theory and practice in their property practice and apply this in current management contexts.
  • effectively evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.
  • apply appropriate problem-solving and analytical methods and techniques to solve business and management problems.
  • work effectively in teams and engage diverse audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.
  • work professionally and ethically as well as demonstrate self- management.
  • recognise the significance of the principles underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi and consider issues related to diversity, equity and sustainability.

*Our Programme Advisors will provide all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, course fees, examinations and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates as per the University Calendar. Please note that the programme fees are indicative and estimates only. Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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