PROP19003 - Advanced Property Valuation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the capstone unit in property valuation. It incorporates the valuation of complex investment, specialised and development property . You will gain insights into current issues in property economics, and social, cultural, environmental and property rights factors that impact on the value of different property types. Advanced valuation approaches for income producing property are analysed, including advanced modelling and risk analysis associated with the expected returns.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: PROP11001 and FINC19014

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 50.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 15.38% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Self-reflection & Student evaluation
Some resources due for renewal
Revise some teaching resources.
Action Taken
Progressive updating of resources was undertaken
Source: Class grade data
Grade distribution
If the Covid19 disruptions continue into 2022 attention may be appropriate to additional resources to provide further opportunities for excellence in the absense of deep contact with industry.
Action Taken
Students were able to engage effectively with industry in the "post covid" environment of 2022 and the grade distribution appears to have reflected this.
Source: Self-reflection & Student evaluation
Additional online tutorials
Timing of weekly online tutorials will be considered to compensate for diminished industry engagement.
Action Taken
Industry engagement is a normal feature of this unit and has been re-established.
Source: reflection
Continue rolling update of resources
Continue rolling update of resources
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced valuation methods to value complex or specialised property types.
  2. Articulate emerging issues in property economics.
  3. Critically evaluate the factors that impact on the value of property rights and assets.
  4. Effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders on complex or specialised property.

This unit is an element in the required content for accreditation for Certified Practicing Valuer with the Australian Property Institute.

Students will have the opportunity to pursue Estate Master professional accreditation as an extension to the core activities in this unit related to development analysis. Estate Master accreditation is a widely recognised industry standard within the Australian and international development industry and can benefit the career prospects of students. Accreditation is independent of the university, however students receive a special student package which includes extended student access to the software and a heavily discounted accreditation. Details of how to pursue accreditation will be found on the Moodle site for this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination