The aim of the program is to develop the competency to identify, analyse and resolve problems relating to business in general and property in particular. The program provides specific studies in the property field within a broad business context.
Property is the greatest single asset of any country. The economic management of property assets is a specialised area of business. Upon graduating from the Bachelor of Property, students have the opportunity to consider a wide variety of careers within the property industry. The Australian Property Institute (API) has accredited the Bachelor of Property as meeting the educational requirements for a career as a Practising Valuer (CPV), Property Economist/Consultant (CPP), Property Manager (CPM), Funds Manager (CFM), Facilities Manager (CFacM) and Asset Manager (CAM).
|Duration||3 years full-time or 6 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||144|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||BProp|
|AQF Level||Level 7: Bachelor Degree|
|Rank Threshold||SR 60 | ATAR 60|
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.
English and maths
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 19||Total credit points: 114|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ACCT11059||Accounting, Learning and Online Communication|
|ECON11026||Principles of Economics|
|BLAR11045||Built Environment 1|
|LAWS11030||Foundations of Business Law|
|LAWS19035||Property Law A|
|FINC19014||Property Investment and Finance|
|BLAR13040||Building Life Cycle Maintenance|
|LAWS19038||Planning & Environment Law|
|PROP19003||Advanced Property Valuation|
|PROP19004||Rural Property Valuation|
|PROP19002||Property & Asset Management|
|Number of units: 5||Total credit points: 35|
|Students must complete 5 from the following units:|
|GEOG19021||Geographic Information Systems|
|BLAR12038||Building Industry Contracts|
|FINC19012||Investment Analysis and Risk Management|
|BLAR13035||Building Contract Administration|
|BLAR11043||Building Systems and Services 1|
|COIS11011||Foundations of Business Computing|
Students wishing to apply for Australian Property Institute (API) status as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV), Certified Property Practitioner (CPP) or Certified Property Manager (CPM) can complete any five of the electives to be eligible to apply for certification.
Students wishing to apply for Australian Property Institute (API) status as a Certified Funds Manager (CFM) must complete FINC19012.
Students wishing to apply for Australian Property Institute (API) status as a Certified Asset Manager (CAM) must complete FINC19012.
Students wishing to apply for Australian Property Institute (API) status as a Certified Facilities Manager (CFacM) must complete BLAR12038, BLAR13035 and BLAR11043.
For more information regarding API Certification definitions, please refer to More Details.
About Property Institute Certification Definitions
Graduates completing the required units for the certifications will be able to apply to the API for certification after completing the required Approved Professional Experience. Depending on the certification chosen, students may also be required to complete additional study with the API as part of the Future Property Professional (FPP) course.
Certified Practising Valuer (CPV)
Is a person who, by education, training and experience is qualified to perform a valuation of real property.
Certified Property Practitioner (CPP)
Is a person involved in the property fields of sales, leasing and negotiation, research, education, law, consultancy, finance and corporate real estate.
Certified Property Manager (CPM)
A person who is responsible for the operation and management of owned, leased or subleased real property, including land, buildings and building equipment. This function includes, as directed by the owner, developer or landlord, the collection of rents and other income; verification and payment of expenses; if applicable, the apportionment and collection of operating expenses or service charges; supervision of repairs, maintenance and cleaning of the property; liaison with tenants and occupiers; notification of rent escalations and lease renewals; negotiating rent revisions, re-leasing of vacant space, the keeping and rendering of accounts; if necessary, the appointment of caretaking staff, regular inspection of the property; liaison with local and public authorities; and any other matters that affect the efficient running of the property.
Certified Funds Manager (CFM)
A person who is responsible for implementing a fund's investing strategy and managing its portfolio trading activities. A fund can be managed by one person, by two people as co-managers and by a team of three or more people.
A person who is responsible for the overall management, control and supervision of a number of (RealEstate) investments with the aim of maximising the rate of return and minimizing risk.
The Funds Manager is responsible for optimising the return on the entire range of investments while recognising the level of risk that the investor is prepared to accept.
Certified Asset Manager (CAM)
A person who is responsible for management, administration and operation of one or more real estate assets owned by a corporation or institution in order to maximise the return on the investment made in those assets. An asset manager's role may overlap with that of a Funds Manager, as well as giving consideration to factors affecting diversification of investment, investment performance of different properties and different asset classes, and strategies for the acquisition and disposal of individual properties.
Certified Facilities Manager (CFacM)
A person who is responsible for co-ordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organisation. The Facility Manager will be responsible for facility planning, forecasting facility needs and budgeting, as well as real estate acquisition, disposal and management, interior space planning, workplace specifications, installation and space management, architectural and engineering planning and design, environmental health and safety, maintenance and operations management of physical plant, communications and general administration. The Facility Managers role does not include the collecting of rent or the notification of rent escalations and lease renewals, leasing of space and selection of tenants.
Application for Credit Transfer
Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to a Bachelor of Property unit has been completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units from which they may be eligible to claim exemption. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.
For Program Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/academic/hed/changes-and-planners.