Course code: HE20536V01

Undergraduate Certificate in Property Valuation

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Overview About this course

Get a taste of the property valuation industry and take the first steps in your education journey to pursue a career as a highly regarded property valuer. The Undergraduate Certificate in Property Valuation gives you foundational skills and industry knowledge to understand property documents, engage with stakeholders and understand property valuation processes. You’ll get the opportunity to go on field trips led by industry experts and explore a range of properties.

Course Duration

3 years full time or 6 years part time.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Engage with clients and stakeholders

  • Use industry-based platforms, such as Corelogic RP Data, Archistar and the NSW Planning Portal, to research information on sales and leases

  • Value residential, commercial, rural and industrial and other properties

  • Read legal documents including case notes and cases relating to property

Course outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • Strong client and stakeholder engagement skills to develop and maintain your portfolio

  • Experience interacting with industry experts and viewing properties

  • Professional confidence to approach complex property valuation projects

  • Recognition of prior learning for the Bachelor of Property Valuation. The 4 subjects studied in the undergraduate certificate will be recognised and credited towards the bachelor qualification, with a fee deduction.

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

  • A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent or

  • A Tertiary Preparation Certificate or

  • A completed Certificate IV or higher vocational qualification

You must also:

  • Submit a 500 word essay that shows your motivation to study and work in the property valuation industry

  • Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support

  • Have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, as evidenced by a short literacy and numeracy task, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory maths course.


  • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in a career that combines office hours and working in the field

  • An interest in the property market and different types of land usage

  • Writing skills to put together complex documents

  • Mathematic skills at a Year 12 or equivalent level

  • An enjoyment of working with and meeting people

  • Checked the licensing requirements set by the Australian Property Institute (API) if you plan to continue your studies after this course to become a Certified Practising Valuer

You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: administrative roles in government agencies, councils or a property group.


To become a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) with a licence to value property, you’ll need to complete the Bachelor of Property Valuation and meet the academic entry requirements for membership with the API. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree will be eligible to apply for an associate-level membership and CPV certification, subject to work experience, to work as a professional property valuer. Visit the Australian Property Institute (API) website for more information.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning ( or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Subjects Subjects in this course

Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 subjects (40 credit points) made up of 4 core subjects.

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    Elective Subjects

      Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

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