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Property Development and Valuation Extension

Undergraduate major

Learn to analyse property investments and developments.

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  • Qualification
    Property Development and Valuation Extension Major (BCom)
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Property Development and Valuation Extension at Curtin?

Professional recognition

After completing this course, you'll be eligible for membership of the Australian Property Institute at Certified Practising Valuer level and Associate Member status at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, once you complete the required practical experience.


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We also offer the Property Investment and Development course which enables you to study property as part of a double major.

In this major, you will cover economics, finance, law, construction, sustainability and investment analysis. An industry-focused teaching structure means you’ll be taught by experienced industry professionals and researchers.

In your final year, you will undertake a three-week practical placement under the guidance of a fully qualified Australian Property Institute member.

The Property Development and Valuation Extension major comprises the Property Investment and Development major and an embedded specialisation in Commercial Property and Valuation.

If you wish to learn about property as part of a double major with another discipline area, you should instead select the Property Investment and Development major as your primary major.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

What jobs can the Property Development and Valuation Extension Major (BCom) lead to?


  • Commercial sales agent
  • Investment analyst
  • Property developer
  • Property finance professional
  • Property manager
  • Valuer


  • Asset management
  • Banking and investment
  • International property
  • Property development
  • State and local government
  • Valuation

What you'll learn

  • identify, understand, apply and analyse property related issues and their impacts on national and international commercial and residential property markets
  • communicate commercial and residential property development, investment and valuation analysis professionally and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international business contexts
  • distinguish, identify and apply available technologies and methodologies to investigate property related issues, particularly valuation and development, in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement
  • apply acquired skills individually and in a group to facilitate the understanding and solution of residential and commercial property related issues in a professional and ethical manner while appreciating the importance and impact of cultural diversity on making decisions.
  • understand the implications and potential impacts of current developments, as well as identify new developments, in commercial and residential property and integrate available strategies into the existing body of knowledge

Professional recognition

This major meets the education requirements for graduate membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Property Institute (API).

After completing the required practical experience, you will then be eligible for membership of the API (Certified Practising Valuer level) and the RICS (Associate member).

Graduates also meet the qualification requirements for registration as a real estate sales representative and to apply for an individual real estate agent or business agent licence. In addition, this major is recognised by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety WA (DMIRS) where graduates are eligible to apply for a Real Estate and Business Agent Licence.

There are numerous benefits to studying and working in the industry concurrently. I have gained valuable knowledge in areas such as property economics, property law and property finance, which I’ve been able to immediately transfer to my work at a Perth property valuation firm.

Amber Broughton
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Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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