The Graduate Certificate is the first tier of a sequence of postgraduate programs in Property and Development. It is undertaken on a part-time basis over a year. You will learn about contemporary property and development principles, as well as techniques needed to effectively manage projects in property development. Core courses can include Property Performance Analysis, Property Investment and Finance, Property Valuation, Property Development and Feasibility Analysis, Property Industry Application and Real Property Law.

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Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

This program is both a practical way for you to upskill over a year while working, and a stepping-stone to the Master of Property and Development. It also provides an opportunity for you to study at graduate level if you have relevant professional experience but limited formal qualifications.

Who should choose this degree?

The Graduate Certificate in Property and Development is suited to practising personnel in relevant fields including building, construction management, construction economics, civil engineering, project management, quantity surveying, real estate or equivalent who want to enhance their career opportunities.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Construction Management
  • Property Development
  • Real Estate
  • Property Investment

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Australian Property Institute (API) and Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Property and Development, applicants need to have one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field OR A recognised college or university diploma in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the property industry at a management level.


  • A recognised professional qualification in the property industry related cognate disciplines eg Associate membership of API or RICS plus 5 years of work experience in the property industry at a management level.


  • A recognised Bachelor degree or college or university diploma not related to activities of the property industry plus a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the property industry at a management level.

*Related field: Studies in built environment disciplines, engineering, business or law.; building, construction management, construction economics, civil engineering, mining engineering, material engineering, architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, quantity surveying, property development, real estate, law or business.

This program can only be done on a part-time basis and is therefore not available to international students.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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