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SSUD11-200: Principles of Property Valuation May 2020 [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:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SSUD11-200
Subject title:Principles of Property Valuation
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Weekly lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all classes and field trips is required in order to successfully complete this subject. Non-attendance may result in failure of this subject.


Prescribed resources:
  • RP Data (2019). RP Data. [RP Data Bond Uni Library Subscription Login]
  • Nearmap Ltd. (2019). Nearmap. [Nearmap Login]
  • Logue, D. (Ed.) (2019). Readings included in subject ilearn site. [iLearn Assigned Readings]
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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 Valuation of a vacant lot in a residential estate: Students will complete a written valuation report of one land parcel to a professional standard, based on your inspection, data collection, broader research and analysis. 30% Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Written Report Valuation of an improved industrial property. Students will complete a valuation report of an industrial property to a professional standard based on your inspection, data collection, broader research and analysis. 40% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Take-home Examination on line 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.

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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.

Subject curriculum

Discussion of course outline and student requirements to successfully complete this subject. Introduction to the concept of value and the role of a property valuation professional. Introduction to how property characteristics contribute to the value of real property.

Introduction to property valuation in terms of the requirements of the role of various accrediting authorities including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Property Institute, the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland including the recognition of International Valuation standards.

Defining market value in accordance with international valuation standards. Using the market approach to assess the market value of real property.

Identification of a hierarchy of property interests. Introduction to Survey Plans and Land Titles. An introduction to property as an investment class.

Students will be provided with relevant tools and information to enable a virtual visit to a residential estate to inspect a parcel of land. The information is required to complete a valuation report which is the first assignment for this subject.

Examination of various sources of data used by property valuers. Students will learn how to identify sources of data and establish skills in recognising the reliability of various sources of data for professional purposes.

An introduction to the income approach to valuation and its application to establish investment value.

An introduction to the Cost approach to establish value including residual value and insurance value.

Students will be provided with relevant tools and information to enable a virtual visit and inspection of an improved industrial property. The information is required to complete a valuation report which is the second assignment for this subject.

Concepts and definitions of other types of value and when they should be used as a valuation approach will be examined. These include will include, but are not limited to special value, fair value, statutory value and heritage value.

Examination and assessment of the various professional body requirements and the expectations of their respective members.

The theory, concepts and approaches to valuation explored in this subject will be revised, in part for exam preparation.

A CLOSED BOOK exam will be held during the examinations period.

Approved on: Apr 28, 2020. Edition: 2.5
Last updated: Sep 9, 2020.