Join us as we learn from the experts on how best to provide Expert Evidence and Concurrent Evidence during judicial proceedings.

With an increased number of infrastructure projects taking place along with recently introduced annual revaluations for rates and taxes in Victoria, Valuers may find themselves having to defend valuations at VCAT. This CPD event will highlight important processes to follow for Valuers acting as expert witnesses. The session will be delivered by highly respected members of the Valuation Profession.

The amendments to the Just Terms Act in 2016 inserted section 10A which requires acquiring authorities to make a genuine attempt to acquire the land by agreement for at least 6 months before giving a proposed acquisition notice. This seminar will examine what this means in practice.

Secondly the seminar will discuss the vexing problem of compensation for lost profits associated with a business that is either relocated or extinguished as a result of a compulsory acquisition. It will discuss the practical impact of the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in United Petroleum v RMS.


Nick Brunton, Norton Rose Fullbright

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.