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by Cheryl Lewis-Fitzgerald - Thursday, 22 November 2018, 11:26 AM
 

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The purpose of this video is to ensure that applicants for API Membership are familiar with the formal admission requirements, the application documentation which accompanies membership applications, as well as the interview requirements.

Please note this module aims to provide guidance on the Professional Interview and is not intended to be either prescriptive or definitive.

This Module is designed to provide knowledge and guidelines on API pronouncements relating to Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct, where to access them and how they fit into the wider issues of governance and public interest.

The Data Collection and Networking Module is designed to provide an understanding of how to effectively collect property related data and establish and maintain a professional contact base or network.

This module is aimed at highlighting the areas to be aware of, and the risks associated with entry professional practice into.

The purpose of this module is to ensure that applicants for API RPV Membership are familiar with the formal admission requirements, the application documentation which accompanies membership applications, as well as the interview requirements.

The purpose of this module is to ensure that applicants for API CPV Membership are familiar with the formal admission requirements, the application documentation which accompanies membership applications, as well as the interview requirements.

Professional communication is a vital skill that is heavily relied upon in day to day business. From interacting with a colleague at the photocopier to producing a report for a client, to closing a big deal, the more professional the standard of communication, generally the better the results of the interaction.

This module is about written communications in the property professions. Property professionals provide advice on a wide variety of property related issues to an equally wide range of clients.

This Module has been developed to address the many issues presented to a Property Professional and/or Valuer when collating pre-inspection information, carrying out the inspection of a property, measuring the property and the recording of the information observed at the inspection.

This module is an introduction to the Australia and New Zealand Valuation and Property Standards 2012 (Professional Practice) which apply to all members of the Australian Property Institute (API).

Revised Version

This is the standard Risk Management Module (RMM) that sets out the essentials of Risk Management. 

It is compulsory for all Members who have not previously undertaken a RMM and those completing the FPP program.

The Building Inspection module has been specifically written to cover many aspects of inspection buildings for valuation purposes. It incorporates valuation standards for the inspection of buildings and Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007.

The compulsory acquisition of privately owned land by Government, Local Government, and other authorised authorities is an inference with the common principles protecting private property rights. Where property professionals are engaged to represent dispossessed owners or acquiring authorities in this process, is required of them to have a good knowledge of statutory procedures, case history, statutory process, law, and the Australian Property Institute’s Practice Notes on this subject. Where necessary, the property professional may be required to act as an expert witness in Court proceedings concerning assessment of compensation.

This Module is designed to provide knowledge of a different perspective of the property industry compared to valuation, property investment returns and development profits.

This is an introductory course on the application of GST on various property issues. The notes are meant to provide guidance in the management, development and valuation of real estate.

This module highlights the importance of leases and all the factors that must be considered with a lease including rent reviews, options, lease expiry, release of a lease etc. The relevant legislation surrounding a lease is discussed too.

The point of this module is to introduce you to spatial data, geographic information systems and spatial analysis. These are all complimentary. To undertake spatial analysis, you first need spatial data to work on and geographic information systems to work within.

This is the assessment module for RMM 2018 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your RMM certificate.

You will have two attempts at completing this quiz. 

 If you fail both attempts we will need to re-set the quiz for you and you will be charged a $55.00 admin fee.Please email education@api.org.au and we will arrange an invoice for payment.



If this is your first time doing RMM then you need to do this module
before the face-to-dace workshop

This is the assessment module for RMM 2018 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your RMM certificate.


Revised Version

RMM - Residential will cover the essentials of risk management but with a specific focus on issues for practitioners that spend most of their time dealing with short form valuations to lenders. RMM Residential will cover issues around automated valuations, desktop valuations, short form valuations, the role of panel managers and data aggregators, retainer agreements with clients, common risk areas, relevant APRA regulations and issues relevant to the valuation profession.

Revised Version

This module covers the essentials of risk management but with a specific focus on issues related to commercial mortgage and expert work. This module has been tailored for valuers dealing with assets above $3 million and includes examples relevant to premium residential, rental determinations, expert work, financial reporting and syndicated loans.

Revised Version

This module is prepared to assist valuers that do valuations for government and municipal purposes. The reality of this market, is that the legal risk is low. Claims are almost unheard of, but with recent changes to the market, whereby much of this work has shifted from the public to the private sector, valuers doing this work need to be aware of the fundamentals of risk management set out in the Essentials Paper.

Revised Version

This paper is designed to deal with points that specifically relate to Plant & Machinery valuations, which usually involve valuation of assets for the purposes of: financial reporting; insurance, expert work; insolvency, taxation consolidation, stamp duty amongst other things. The work that Plant & Machinery valuers do is diverse, and traverses a wide range of industries, such as agriculture, mining, construction, manufacturing and aviation. We recommend that Plant & Machinery valuers also review the need Essentials Paper, which details the fundamental of risk management in valuation practice.

The Australian Banking & Finance Industry, Residential Valuation Industry Group (RVI) has prepared a revised version of the ABFI Residential Valuation Standing Instructions Version 2.1 which came into effect on 1 September 2018.

The RVIG insist on API members completing this compulsory online module if they are undertaking residential valuation on bank panels.

The Residential Valuation Industry Group (RVI) has prepared a revised version of the ABFI Residential Valuation Standing Instructions Version 2.0 which will come into effect on 2 October 2017.

The new version provides clarity and includes a number of changes throughout the document such as PropertyPRO General Matters (in and out of scope clarification), preferred order of sales evidence and clarity around construction valuations definitions. Members are advised to review the entire document to ensure they are aware of all changes that have been made to the Standing Instructions.


This is a course in reflective - and reflexive - practice. The course introduces you to the fundamental ideas of reflective & reflexive practice, and then works you through a range of considerations in a series of 20 'cells', with an emphasis on plain English explanation, and a focus on learning by doing.

Starting at 1.1 Identity in a Personal Context: Who am I? would seem like a very sensible thing to do, because this cell is about personal identity – about trying to think a bit more systematically about who we are, and how we think of ourselves as being seen. Exploring those questions requires us to build our self-awareness, something that we will draw upon throughout this course. And that in turn requires us to identify and to articulate our core sense of who we are – where we belong, what do we do, what we value, what we represent, what we have achieved, what we offer to other people, and so on.


In this cell we will ask you to think about your professional identity.  That is, who are you as a property professional? How do you see and understand yourself in your professional life, how do the people you work with in your professional life see you, how do you want to be seen? Did you always want to work in property? How do you identify yourself within the property field? These are the same types of questions as we investigate in cell 1-1 Identity in a Personal Context, but some extra complications tend to be introduced when we focus them on your professional world.


This cell on the grid asks you to think about what you see as right and wrong, in both your personal and professional contexts, and with respect to your own life as well as the lives of others. It involves thinking about the values, behaviours and attitudes that you aspire to yourself, and that you expect from others, and the associated judgments that you make.

In this cell we look at personal communication and examine a strategy for improving communication simply, easily and in a way that, with regular and systematic application, will enhance your interactions in professional and personal settings

We might expect such incompatibility when we are talking with people from exotic parts of the world, who might bring to the conversation some very foreign cultural values and language structures, but in fact if we look carefully into our own familiar cultural settings, we can see many such conflicts occurring on a regular, day-to-day basis. These conflicts can be found at work, at home, and in our wider professional, community and social lives.

This cell gets us asking some basic questions around considerations of how and what we communicate and whether in our communications we are authentic and principled.

This cell on the grid provides an opportunity for you to lift the lid on the concepts and ideas which, for many of us, merely bubble away in the background. The cell gets you to think about how you prioritize things for yourself – about setting your own personal goals and, through that process, discovering and understanding what matters most to you.

In this cell, as a springboard for you thinking about your professional ‘engagement’ more widely, we will explore how you might think about professional ‘success’.  So let’s start out by asking some key questions. What does professional success look and feel like for you? Are you on track with your goals? Are you excited and energised by your work? Are you clear about what you want to achieve - are your goals set in stone, or do they float freely around in a space in your head? And to what degree do your professional goals align with, overlap with, or compete and conflict with, your personal aims and ambitions?  

Our focus here in this cell is on the position, and perception, of how businesses operate in society. We will discuss some of the attitudinal changes that have taken place in recent decades across many and perhaps even most western societies in response to awareness raising around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

This cell continues to build on understanding your sense of ‘self’, who you are, what you represent and helps you develop an understanding of how your worldview differs to that of others; even people with whom you are closely and culturally aligned. The cells in this row in the Matrix, the dimension of Culture, challenge your thinking around particular beliefs and perceptions arising from cultural interpretations. Our modern world is interconnected and global; it’s no longer as black and white as it once – if ever was – but often, we mistakenly perceive situations as far more binary and simplistic than they are in reality.


This cell focuses on culture in the context of workplaces. In the first cell about Culture, 4.1, we discussed broadly the concept of intercultural awareness, but in this cell we narrow the focus and concentrate on the way in which each workplace has a unique culture; its own way of going about and doing ‘stuff’.

This cell is about the complex and challenging area of professional ethics and standards. In our professional lives, we regularly negotiate important questions about the nature of behaviour and how that may be deemed as either suitable or unsuitable. 

The quantity surveyor plays an integral role as a professional adviser throughout the various stages of the development process. 

Presented by Steven Ren, Senior Manager - Indirect Tax at KPMG, this session provides a focus on GST in complex property transactions including those involving property development.


A valuer's Just Terms Compensation Report plays a crucial role in determining appropriate levels of compensation. 

The Hon. Justice Tim Moore discusses how valuers can provide reports that meet the needs of the Court.

The IPMSC was formed in May 2013 after meeting at the World Bank in Washington DC.  It aims to bring about the harmonisation of global property measurement standards through the creation and adoption of agreed international standards for the measurement of buildings.  

IPMSC is working to produce international standards that will enable different classes of buildings to be measured on a transparent basis.  IPMS will promote market efficiency through greater confidence between investors and occupiers by providing consistent property measurement including for transactions and valuations. 


Disruption through technology, greater sophistication in hiring for best fit, and a more diverse employee population - these are just some of the key trends which will redefine how workforce talent is managed and developed. How organisations respond to the changing definition of 'employee' and 'work' will directly influence business growth and survival in a fast-changing environment marked by drastic social megatrends.

At any stage of your career you may want to focus on developing or enhancing your skills to help you reach your next career milestone. Or maybe you are contemplating making a career change? What types of jobs and employers are there in the property industry anyway? Where is the demand? What skills are required for those roles?    

The world of work is changing – and some jobs are changing faster than others. According to McKinsey & Co., the rapid advancement will lead to massive job losses, as entire industries may cease to exist, including up to seven million jobs by 2020. Highly predictive work, in particular, will be vulnerable. However, it is also predicted that two million new positions will be created. Soon we will only be as good as the skills we possess. But what skills are they, and how can we make sure we keep pace? By surveying the chief HR officers at some of the world’s leading companies, the World Economic Forum has released The Future of Jobs report revealing the top 10 skills you’ll need by 2020.

API webinar panel ask the questions: Are you better at than a machine? Will you still be better at than a machine in 15 years? Disruptive innovations are creating new job opportunities and rewriting existing business models. New technologies, data analytics and unprecedented social and business connections are having a huge impact on how people work, collaborate and live. There is no shortage of research about the future of work, or specifically the future of the property industry, but are we spending enough time preparing ourselves for the future? The API invites you to join us and our stellar list of speakers to have an open and honest discussion about the future of our industry.   

WBPOff the Plan CPD Training for WBP Group

TankPart 1: Introduction of the blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as , being Valuers with special water knowledge and experience.

IVSC has launched IVS 2017 marking an important milestone towards harmonising valuation practice across the world. 

IVS 2017 will serve as the key guidance for valuation professionals globally and will underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations which are key to investment decisions as well as financial reporting.

This book includes the IVS Framework, the IVS General Standards and the IVS Asset Standards approved by the IVSC Standards Board on 15 December 2016, with an effective date of 1 July 2017.


Also a copy of the 2013 Standards

IVSC has launched IVS 2017 marking an important milestone towards harmonising valuation practice across the world. 

IVS 2017 will serve as the key guidance for valuation professionals globally and will underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations which are key to investment decisions as well as financial reporting.


Part 1: Introduction of the blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as being Valuers with special water knowledge and experience.

This is the introduction to Giving Expert Evidence and must be completed by people before attending a workshop.

The aim of this course is to assist members in the presentation of expert evidence.

Online pre-reading/preparation will bring participants to an accepted level of knowledge about the subject matter. The presentations will assume this is the situation.


This is the assessment module for Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your certificate.


Assessment for the Giving Expert Evidence Professional Certificate

This is a recording of the Webinar: Lessons from Desane which was held on Monday 12 November 2018. 


This webinar addresses the original Supreme Court decision Desane Properties Pty. Ltd. v State of NSW [2018] NSWSC (the Desane decision) and the subsequent reversal by the NSW Court of Appeal.

This is a recording of the Webinar: Lessons from Desane which was held on Monday 12 November 2018. 


This webinar addresses the original Supreme Court decision Desane Properties Pty. Ltd. v State of NSW [2018] NSWSC (the Desane decision) and the subsequent reversal by the NSW Court of Appeal.


This is a recording of the Webinar: An Introduction to the Credit Approval Process of Financial Institutions which was held on Wednesday 12 September 2018. 


This is a recording of the Webinar: Cladding on Buildings which was held on Wednesday, 29 August 2018. 


Matthew Curll (Hall & Wilcox Lawyers) and Bevan Richardson (LMW) as they discuss the topic of cladding from both a legal and a valuation perspective


Recording of webinar held on 21 August 2018
The quantity surveyor plays an integral role as a professional adviser throughout the various stages of the development process. 

This is a recording of the Webinar: An Introduction to the Credit Approval Process of Financial Institutions which was held on Wednesday 12 September 2018. 

The presentation will deliver a high level perspective of the credit approval process adopted by most major financial institutions, with the aim of providing insight into the key drivers behind decision making.


Recording of the presentation by Steven Ren, Senior Manager - Indirect Tax at KPMG, which focused on GST in complex property transactions including those involving property development