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Valuation: Foundation program

Learn best practice in inspection and measurement and ensure any valuation report meets RICS valuation standards both nationally and internationally.

Gain 150 hours of formal CPD

Course Duration:
6 months
Session Duration:
3 hours
Thu 20 Sep 2018 - Wed 20 Mar 2019
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
150 hours formal CPD

Available in Australia and New Zealand

$1400 + GST

Booking information

  • Click 'book now' to book in AUD

  • Click 'book now' to book in NZD

Course overview

As someone looking to begin a career in valuation, it is essential that you demonstrate comprehension of the correct methods to use for performance analysis, financing decision, development advice or transactional decisions. Specifically, this means knowing when, how and why to use the various valuation methods available.

Our course will enable you to assess the property market and be in a position to recognise which situations require which types of valuation, choose and apply the right methodology and create the valuation report in line with RICS best practice and international standards. You will also learn how to work with your clients.

Overall, we will furnish you with the skills to be able to begin work on valuation projects and demonstrate your ability to critically analyse valuations, identify red flags, and allow you to exercise your professional judgment. Gain detailed knowledge on the fundamentals of valuation practice and take the first steps towards working as a valuer of property or other asset classes.

Course modules

Module 0: Course Introduction
Module 1: Context and information gathering for valuation
Module 2: Comparable method and the market
Module 3: Investment method and two techniques
Module 4: Residual method traditional
Module 5: DRC and profits methods overview
Module 6: Valuation Standards and the client
Module 7: Course Review and Summary

Learning outcomes

  • Identify when and why a valuation is required
  • Apply best practice on inspection and investigation
  • Explain the international aspect of property measurement
  • Describe and understand the role of the value within the property market
  • Explain key valuation methods theories and techniques
  • Select most appropriate method of valuation for a given property scenario
  • Produce a valuation applying the appropriate method of valuation
  • State the purpose of International Valuation Standards and RICS Valuation – Professional Standards
  • Describe the use of the Valuation Standards from the client’s perspective.

Who is this course for?

  • APC and AssocRICS candidates
  • Individuals looking to start a career in valuation or gain a fundamental grounding in valuation methods and practice
  • Professionals who need to create or work with valuations on a day to day basis including professionals working in finance functions or departments and real estate.


Available in AUD and NZD.

Click on 'Booking information' above to pay in your preferred currency.

  • RICS professional
    AUD and NZD $1400 + GST
  • Non-RICS professional
    AUD and NZD $1600 + GST
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$1400 + GST