Certified Development Practitioner course

Gain the practical skills you need, led by industry experts. Our self-paced online learning program consists of nine learning modules. Each module explores practical components of property development.

Key learning outcomes of the program are: 

  • Re-development of heritage sites 
  • How to market a property successfully 
  • Emerging development trends 
  • How to solve problems on your site 


Who is this program designed for?

  • Professionals looking to add to their skillset    
  • Property professionals seeking a career change in the property development sector  
  • Early Career Graduates – students using this certification as a stepping-stone from a university degree into the workforce 

The Certified Development Practitioner program, designed in conjunction with universities, offers a unique program designed to cover the essential study areas of property development, with a practical industry-based approach.



All fees include GST however a transaction fee may be applied.

Program Pathways

The Development Practitioner Program offers two pathways –


Program Outline

  1. Introduction to Property Development  
  2. Feasibility Analysis & Management   
  3. Ethics & Professional Conduct   
  4. Risk Management  
  5. Contracts & Legal Frameworks 
  6. Construction  
  7. Sustainability  
  8. Project Management  
  9. Property Marketing  
  10. Elective: Assessment Certification 

Are there any pre-requisites?

There are no pre-requisites to undertake the non-certification pathway – Development Practitioner program.

For those who wish to become Certified and select Elective: Module 10 – Assessment Certification, you are required to be either: 

  • A current API Member (MAPI or above) 
  • Apply to become an API MAPI (Member of the Australian Property Institute) member 

For those who aren’t a current member of the API, or hold a Student or Connect membership, and would like to apply for their API MAPI membership click here. 

MAPI membership requires:  

  • Completion of a university degree (or equivalent), or 
  • Work experience in the property industry for a period of three years or more 
  • Must not be currently undertaking valuation work, with an exception to those working within the public sector 

How much does it cost?


How to set up an API account to purchase the program

Register and pay for

Certified Development Practitioner:

API Member