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CF56 - Bachelor of Property

Overview

Course Overview

The aim of the course is to develop the competency to identify, analyse and resolve problems relating to business in general and property in particular. The course provides specific studies in the property field within a broad business context. The course is accredited by the Australian Property Institute as providing the educational requirements necessary to practice as a professional property valuer, property manager, property economist and other specialised fields within the property industry.

Career Information

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).

Course Details
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 One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BProp
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 3 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 3 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

No face to face content.
Distance

Term 3 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

No face to face content.
Distance

Term 3 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

No face to face content.
Distance

Term 3 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance

Term 1 - 2015

No face to face content.
Distance

Term 3 - 2014

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2020

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Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

No face to face content.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

No face to face content.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

No face to face content.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

No face to face content.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 60 | ATAR 60
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: nil

International students

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

English and maths

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 57
2020 108
2019 117
2018 143
2017 174
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

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 accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic policies and procedures such as Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy, Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from peers, supervisors, and/or lecturers.
  • Successfully processing and managing your own emotions so as to behave appropriately when dealing with individuals in educational and professional environments.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Property Institute.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Being able to verbally communicate in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with others in the study and practice of business and respond appropriately to peers, teaching staff, clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as during professional placement.
  • Being aware of culturally-based differences in non-verbal communications, ensuring effective, culturally appropriate interpersonal communications.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible essays and reports that clearly communicate the intended message, and do so in a timely manner, meeting appropriate professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and applying appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in academic and professional practice.
  • Producing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently read, write and accurately interpret information to convey language effectively in educational and professional settings.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear business documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to perform a range of property related mathematical applications.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of mathematical and data-related problems associated with a range of property economics applications.
Relational Skills

Example:

  • You need the capacity to relate positively and effectively to a wide variety of clients and stakeholders to enable constructive relationships.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from peers, supervisors, and/or lecturers.
  • You need to be able to reflect and give deep thought and consideration to particular issues, cases and situations.
Interpersonal Engagement

Example:

  • You need to be able to relate positively and effectively to a wide variety of business and community stakeholders, and have the ability to be respectful and consultative in the processes of creating and sustaining effective relationships.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Competently using the internet for a range of study and property economics related activities.
  • Operating associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone in the professional property economics environment.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply an understanding of the coherent body of knowledge with respect to the discipline of property and its related disciplines with in depth knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts fundamental to the degree’s Certifications as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
  • 2. Apply critical thinking, evaluation and problem solving skills in the application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of the discipline of property and/or the relevant Certification and related practice and scholarship.
  • 3. Effectively communicate, with justification, in a range of academic, non-specialist and professional contexts.
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts including the practice standards of the Australian Property Institute.
  • 5. Undertake research, evaluate information and synthesise relevant issues in the discipline of property and other related contexts.
  • 6. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect on performance and feedback to identify and implement improvements for self-management as a basis for lifelong learning.
  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
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 5 Total credit points: 30

Available units
Students must complete 5 from the following units:
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
COMM11003 Career Communications
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
BLAR12038 Building Industry Contracts
BLAR13035 Building Contract Administration
BLAR11043 Building Systems and Services 1
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
BLAR13054 Complex Construction

Notes on Australian Property Institute (API) Certifications and Electives

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.

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.