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BCDP02-065: Principles of Property Valuation May 2022 [Standard]

General information

The subject will introduce students to the theory and practice of property valuation as a professional process primarily from the Australian perspective. The subject is designed to assist students to develop an understanding of the property market, the role of the profession and the methods of valuation used to determine the value of a range of legal interests in property, primarily, at this introductory stage, relating to open market freehold interests. The subject will draw upon the current property market and the assessment will require students to collect and analyse market data from a range of defined sources. Students will also be given the opportunity to acquire the necessary analytical tools to work through property market specific supply and demand issues, identify future market trends and objectively evaluate current issues affecting property being valued. The summative (graded) assessment will be achieved by the completion, at an introductory professional standard, of two comprehensive valuation reports based on field inspections.


Academic unit:Bond University College
Subject code:BCDP02-065
Subject title:Principles of Property Valuation
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2022
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Prescribed Revision: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Revision Session
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 36) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all classes, tutorials and field trips is required in order to successfully complete this subject. Non-attendance may result in failure to achieve the learning outcomes of this subject.


Prescribed resources:
  • Core-logic (2020). RP Data Professional. [Website]
  • Nearmap (2020). Nearmap High resolution aerial imagery. [Website]
  • D.Logue (2020). Ilearn assigned readings. [Website]
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the nature and role of the valuation profession, the property market and valuation methods.
  2. Develop skills, competencies and knowledge appropriate for selecting, analysing and synthesising material of relevance to the conduct of property valuation in academic and professional contexts.
  3. Access a comprehensive range of information sources, relevant to the valuation of property.
  4. Analyse and criticise relevant material in an appropriate manner, supported by reasoned argument and generate independent opinions of value.
  5. Prepare, arrange and present valuation reports at an appropriate standard for academic and professional purposes.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report Complete a written valuation report of one land parcel to a professional standard based on your virtual field trip, data collection, broader research and analysis. 30% Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Written Report Complete a written valuation report of an improved industrial property to a professional standard based on your virtual field trip, data collection, broader research and analysis. 40% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Take-home Examination Online Exam 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

Field trips are compulsory. Students prevented from attending the field trips due to Necessary Public Health Restriction will be provided with relevant tools and information to enable them to complete the assignment.

Subject curriculum

A discussion of the course outline and student requirements to successfully complete this subject. The topic introduces the purpose of the property valuation profession and the role of the property Valuer. It then sets out the key professional bodies including the Australian Property Institute, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland, and the recognition of International Valuation Standards and their use within the industry. Students are introduced to the key property characteristics that not only define real property but are further explored in the methods discussed throughout the subject.

1, 2, 3.

An introduction and analysis of the concept of market value and other key concepts used in property valuation including defining market value in accordance with international valuation standards.

1, 2, 3, 4.

An overview of the various methods of valuation used by practitioners in the valuation of a range of different types of real property. From this overview, we then take a deeper analysis into the application of the market approach.

1, 2.

Identification of a hierarchy of property interests. Introduction to Survey Plans, Land Titles, easements and other forms of property interests.

2, 3.

Students will attend a field trip to a residential development to inspect a vacant parcel of land and carry out the required market research. The information is required to complete a valuation report which is the first assignment for this subject.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

An introduction to the various sources of data used by property valuers and their analysis in property valuations. Students will learn how to identify relevant sources of data and establish skills in recognising the reliability of various sources of data for professional purposes.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

An introduction to the income approach to valuation, primarily the capitalisation method and its application to establish the market value of investment property.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Using the cost approach to establish market value including assessing residual value and insurance value.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Students will attend a field trip to conduct an inspection of an improved freehold industrial property and conduct the required market research. The information will be used as part of the completion of a valuation report for assessment within the subject.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

An introduction to investment classes and the role of property as a type of investment vehicle, types of property investments, key drivers of investment, negative gearing and the influence of market cycles within investments.

1, 2, 3.

Concepts and definitions of other types of value and when they should be used as a valuation approach will be explored, including special value, fair value, statutory value and heritage value.

1, 2.

Examination and assessment of the various professional body requirements and expectations of its members both as practicing professionals and the requirements for accreditation for individuals seeking professional memberships. This further encapsulates professional ethics and the role of valuers within project teams. Finally, we cover the types of professional roles individuals with property and valuation skills may practice in.

Approved on: Mar 14, 2022. Edition: 1.5