Property Agency and Marketing (PG)

Subject ABPL90314 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours


Admission into one of the following courses:

MC-PROP2Y Master of Property (200 points)


MC-PROP Master of Property
MC-PROP3Y Master of Property (300 points)


Completion of the following subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2

OR approval from the subject coordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Christopher Heywood, Mr Phillip Musat


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject aims to give students an understanding of the processes and issues relating to the transfer of freehold and leasehold interests in property with a commercial agency focus within the current legal and market context. The subject will be presented under three main themes:

  1. real estate agency structures - legislation and agency practice, licensing, codes of ethics, consumer protection;
  2. the management of an agency practice including trust accounts;
  3. marketing and markets.
Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • understand the role of the real estate agent in the Victorian property market context;
  • detail the procedures involved in undertaking a sale by private treaty and by auction;
  • be aware of the legal, financial, economic and managerial aspects of agency practice;
  • access, interpret and communicate property market transaction data.
  • One two hour examination at the end of semester (50%)
  • Two assignments (50%) totalling not more than 3000 words due in week 6 and week 11

A minimum grade of 40% must be achieved in the final examination to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

None specified

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • analytical skills - an enquiring and analytical approach to the conduct of real estate agency and marketing practice;
  • communication skills - an enhanced ability to communicate agency outcomes in written and oral presentations;
  • problem solving skills - an increased body of knowledge associated with resolution of contemporary issues and practices in property markets and agency contexts;
  • team working skills - an enhanced ability to generate and communicate property agency and marketing outcomes at an appropriate academic and professional standard.
Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Property
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 point Master of Property
300 point Master of Property
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects

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