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.
What makes the ACS Proficiency Award unique?
The proficiency awards offer a tiered award system - so you don't have to wait until the end of your qualification to have an award.
How does that work?
Once you have completed 6 modules, you can receive an ACS Certificate. Complete 8 (plus 100hrs work experience), and receive an ACS Advanced Certificate. Complete 10 and receive a ACS Proficiency Award 1. Complete 14 (plus 100hrs work experience and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 2. Complete 20 modules (plus 100hrs work experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 3. Complete 24 modules (plus 100hrs Work Experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 4.
Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 1 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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