Housing Management and Markets

Housing Management and Markets

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20-21 September, 4-5 October, 25-26 October (9-5pm)
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In class

Gain an understanding of rental and strata housing management and regulation, and the functioning of residential property markets

Complementing UNSW School of BE short course Housing Policy and Finance (Term 1), short course Housing Management and Markets has a dual focus: (a) housing professional practice in Australia’s real estate, social/affordable rental and strata management industries, and (b) the functioning of residential housing markets. While framed primarily within the Australian context, international comparative practice is also featured.

HMM includes an introduction to rental and strata housing law, property and tenancy management practice, as well as rental housing business management and regulation. Students will also be grounded in the principles of housing economics, residential property valuation and housing asset management.

HMM is convened by Dr Tony Gilmour, an experienced housing consultant and former UNSW City Futures Research Centre (CFRC) staff member. Other course contributors include several current CFRC staff, namely Prof Hal Pawson, Prof Bill Randolph, A/Prof Hazel Easthope and Dr Chris Martin.

Guest lectures will include contributions from the UNSW Law Faculty and from highly experienced practitioners spanning NSW Fair Trading, community housing providers, the Real Estate Institute of NSW, Strata Managers Australia.

In 2018, the course was highly-rated in student feedback.

Key Information

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Provide a detailed and critical account of the key institutions, structures and organisational entities comprising the housing management industry.
  2. Explain the main components of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which residential property managers operate.
  3. Explain the principles of asset management as these apply to residential property.
  4. Understand and evaluate common business and organisational practices in rental housing and strata management.
  5. Understand governance frameworks relating to social, affordable and other multi-unit housing.
  6. Understand techniques for property investment and property market performance analysis.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive:

  1. Official Certificate of completion.
  2. Up to 40 PIA CPD points.
  • Domestic students: AUD $3690 
  • International students: AUD $4500 

Please visit the fees page for more information.

Eligibility criteria

An undergraduate degree with a Credit average or above in a relevant field such as a built environment discipline or studies in social science, social policy, business or law.

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