Advanced Certificate in Property Management

A foundation course for building managers, estate or property managers and renovators. Learn how buildings and landscapes are constructed and maintained. Undertake practical projects along the way.

Course CodeVSS017
Fee CodeAC
Duration (approx)900 hours
QualificationAdvanced Certificate

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Become a Property Guru

There is no better way to manage buildings than to understand construction and landscaping. Through this extensive and intensive course students are encouraged to nurture construction skills and use those to make a variety of projects. They are also provided with some landscaping components so that appreciation of the whole site is developed.  

The course is suited to property managers with a hands-on approach so that you gain a well-balanced and worthwhile skillset. 


Learn about construction, maintenance and repair of both buildings and landscapes.

This is knowledge that underpins the property  or real estate industry. This course is very practical with an "experience" based approach to learning; where you will be observing and interacting with real properties; discovering relevance to the real world in the things you learn about building methods (from carpentry to masonry) and gardening (from landscaping to garden maintenance). 

This is a foundation course for:

  • building managers

  • estate or property managers

  • entrepreneurs, investors, developers

Learn how buildings and landscapes are constructed and maintained.



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate in Property Management.
 Building Renovation BSS104
 Carpentry BSS100
 Masonry (Brick, Stone and Concrete Work) BSS101
 Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
 Operations Management VBS201
 Painting and Decorating VSS201
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 15 modules.
 Alternative Energy VSS102
 Horticulture I BHT101
 Landscape Construction BHT111
 Machinery and Equipment BSC105
 Turf Care BHT104
 Workshop I BGN103
 Cleaning: Domestic and Commercial VTR207
 Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
 Leisure Facility Management I BRE205
 Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens BHT242
 Project Management BBS201
 Biophilic Landscaping BHT343
 Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
 Interior (Indoor) Plants BHT315
 Leisure Facility Management II BRE306

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate in Property Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

What Types of Properties may Employ a Property Manager?

  • Commercial office buildings

  • A residential tower block

  • A shopping mall

  • A large residential estate

  • A holiday resort complex

  • A factory complex or industrial estate

  • A sporting or recreation complex

  • Any other type of large scale property that requires a person to care for that property on a daily basis

What does a property manager do?

It depends on the property. Some property managers may be only responsible for the maintenance of a property; but others may be responsible for development or redevelopment projects and controlling at least some aspects of the use.

Property managers are commonly employed by the properties owner, which may be an individual, a company, or a group of individuals operating as a body corporate, overseen by an elected committee.  The responsibilities may be diverse, for example:

  • Maintaining services within and the structure of buildings (eg. power supply, water supply, air conditioning, heating, plumbing, etc).

  • The manager may have permanent staff or contractors to oversee for cleaning, maintaining indoor plants and exterior gardens, replacing light bulbs, repairing damage to walls, windows, doors etc. They do not need to be a tradesman, but an understanding of the work a tradesman does is important, and any trades skills they may have can be an advantage.

  • Issues of safety (eg. fire drills, maintaining security and safety equipment)


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