Looking to progress your career?

Everyone wants to advance their career and maximise their potential, but have you ever wondered how you can put yourself at the top of the candidate list?

Here is our selection of specialist certificates that will help put you front and centre as you progress you career in the property industry.

Specialist Water Valuer Professional Certificate

About the certification

This Professional Certificate is a blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component to prepare participants for application for accreditation as Specialist Water Valuers, being Valuers with expert water knowledge and experience.

 

Rural valuations are already a specialist area of practice, only made more so with the complex issues of water property rights and the valuation of irrigated land. Since the advent of the ‘unbundling’ of water and land, there are several entirely new asset classes, such as water shares, delivery shares, and water use licences.

 

This course is open to all interested participants, however only those who already hold Certified Practising Valuer status will be able to apply for accreditation following completion of the course.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the history, politics and practicalities of the valuation of water as a separate asset
  2. Demonstrate water asset valuation expertise relevant to your jurisdiction of:
    1. Regulated and unregulated systems
    2. Groundwater
    3. Sustainability
    4. Trading rules and zones
  3. Exhibit practical water valuation techniques

 

Program

The Specialist Water Valuer Professional Certificate is broken down into 3 sections:

  1. Introduction to Specialist Water Valuation (pre-workshop online module, 2.5 CPD points)
  2. Specialist Water Valuation (face-to-face workshop, 6 CPD points)
  3. Post Workshop Assessment (online module, 1 CPD point)

If you are interested in completing the full certification after completing the introductory course, please fill out the Expression of Interest form below.

 

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Full Course (9.5 CPD)

If you have not completed the Specialist Water Valuer course before, you will need to complete all 3 sections of the program. Please note that CPV participants will then have the option to apply for accreditation to be awarded the title of Specialist Water Valuer – details on this will be provided at the workshops and within the online assessment module.

 

Workshops for other states are being scheduled for 2020.  Please complete the form below to register your interest.

 

Refresher (6 CPD)

Available for current Specialist Water Valuers only.

 

As the refresher course for Specialist Water Valuer has not been run since 2014, those who have completed the course in the past are required to complete Part 2: Specialist Water Valuation Face-to-Face Workshop as a refresher if they wish to continue to be listed as a Specialist Water Valuer.

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to complete this course.

 

Introduction Only (2.5 CPD)

You can complete the Introduction to Specialist Water Valuation online module as a standalone CPD activity or as part of the full course.  This may be to become familiar with the process of water valuation or to decide if you then want to go on and do the full professional certificate course and/or accreditation.

Click here to enrol into the Online Introduction only.

 

Full Certificate – Specialist Water Valuer Application

To gain the full professional certificate, you need to complete all 3 sections program and then apply for accreditation as a Specialist Water Valuer. Details on this will be provided at the workshops.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Team.

 

Specialist Water Valuer Certificate EOI

Giving Expert Evidence Short Course

About the course

This blended-learning program provides guidance to API Members – particularly Certified Practicing Valuers – in giving in valuation and compensation matters in court.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the process of appointment of an expert, reporting requirements, joint statements, compulsory conferences and mediation, giving evidence in court.
  2. Demonstrate how to present expert evidence via examination in chief, cross examination & re-examination.
  3. Discuss the Courts/Tribunals requirements of giving expert evidence and what this involves.

 

Program

  1. Introduction to Giving Expert Evidence (pre-workshop online module, 2.5 CPD points)
  2. Giving Expert Evidence Workshop (face-to-face workshop, 7 CPD points)
  3. Post Workshop Online Assessment (online module, 1 CPD point)

 

Presenters

If you are interested in presenting, or being a part of the workshop delivery for Giving Expert Evidence, please contact the Education Team giving a brief description of how you would like to be involved.

 

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Full Course (10.5 CPD)

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below and we will be in touch.

 

Introduction Only (2.5 CPD)

You can complete the online introduction as a stand-alone module (i.e. you do not have to do the other sections of the program). The introduction must be completed if you want to go on to the workshop and complete the full course.

Click here to enrol into the Online Introduction only.

 

Giving Expert Evidence EOI

Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Professional Certificate

About the Certificate

Our Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Professional Certificate is a blended-learning program offering participants an opportunity to learn the necessary steps and apply principles that are used to solve the difficult issues that arise when valuing an asset for financial reporting.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the essential terms and instructions in accounting standards:
    1. AASB13 Fair Value
    2. AASB116 Property Plant & Equipment
  2. Explain the accounting concept of fair value in ANZVTIP 8.
  3. Demonstrate the applied valuation principles for practical and technical valuations.

 

Program

  1. Introduction to Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting (pre-workshop online module, 2.5 CPD points)
  2. Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Workshop (face-to-face workshop, 3 CPD points)
  3. Post Workshop Online Assessment (online module, 1 CPD point)

 

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Full Course (6.5 CPD)

If you would like to attain the Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Professional Certificate, you will need to complete the full course.

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below and we will be in touch.

 

Introduction only (2.5 CPD)

You can complete the online introduction as a stand-alone module (i.e. you do not have to do the other sections of the program). The introduction must be completed if you want to go on to the workshop and complete the full Professional Certificate.

Click here to enrol into the Online Introduction only.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Team for more information.

 

Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Certificate EOI

Compulsory Modules

 

Our compulsory modules are required to be completed by every practicing API Member. See below for more information on what is required from each module.

Risk Management Module

About the module

The Risk Management Module (RMM) program has been a requirement for practising Valuers since 2003, as a collective way to manage professional risk and ensure access to Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance.

 

RMM 2018 is a blended learning program combining self-paced online Introductory Module, live Interactive Workshop, Online Assessment and online resources. A Certificate is provided on successful completion. The current version of RMM (2018) is valid for completion in years 2018 – 2020.  A new version will be released in 2021.

 

All API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) and Residential Property Valuer (RPV) Members must hold a current RMM Certificate. Certificates expire on 31 December of the third year following completion.

 

Applicants for Provisional Membership with Residential Property Valuer (RPV) and Associate Membership with Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) must complete a RMM as part of the Future Property Professionals Program.

 

RMM 2018 is a blended learning program combining self-paced online Introductory Module (for those who have not previously completed the module), Workshop, Online Assessment and online resources. A Certificate is provided on successful completion of the online assessment quiz.

 

Learning Outcomes

The RMM is the standard for all Valuer Members as it outlines key areas of risk management in valuation.  At the end of the module, members will be able to:

  1. Ensure clear retainers, disclaimers and qualifications are developed in agreements
  2. Follow the 2017 International Valuation Standards
  3. Ensure adherence to capped liability and claims data
  4. Maintain insurance basics and current position
  5. Organise data ownership, intellectual property (IP) and disruptors

 

Who should participate

  • Practising Valuers of Australian property
  • RPV and CPV accredited Valuers and APIV Scheme Members
  • API Provisional Members seeking RPV or CPV certification

 

The RMM 2018 program is divided into three parts:

  1. Introduction to RMM
  2. Interactive Workshop
  3. Online Assessment

For parts 2 and 3 of the RMM, please visit our Events page to see when the next sessions are being held.

 

How do I successfully complete the Risk Management Module?

Completion requirements differ if you have completed a Risk Management Module previously.

 

If you have not previously completed a Risk Management Module:

  • Successful completion of the Risk Management Module will require you to complete Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
  • Part 3 requires participants to achieve 80% or higher from a randomly generated quiz (from two attempts).
  • A Certificate of Completion is available on successful completion of RMM

If you have previously completed a Risk Management Module:

  • Successful completion of the Risk Management Module will require you to complete Part 2 and Part 3.
  • Part 1 is not required but can be completed.
  • Part 3 requires participants to achieve 80% or higher from a randomly generated quiz (from two attempts).
  • A Certificate of Completion is available on successful completion of RMM

 

NOTE: If your RMM certificate expires on 31 Dec 2019, and you have done any valuations in the 2019 calendar year, you must complete a new Risk Management Module prior to the 31st December 2019 or you will not be able to access your 2019 CPD Compliance Certificate.

International Valuation Standards Training Module

About the module

The International Valuation Standards Council recently announced that the latest version of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) will become effective on 31 January 2020.

 

The API adopted the IVS in full in 2007 and API Valuer members have a mandatory compliance requirement in relation to the standards.

 

To ensure that our members are meeting their compliance obligations and have fully absorbed the requirements of the new standards, we have released the new “International Valuation Standards Training Module”, which supersedes the previous IVS 2017 module, and must be completed by all current API Certified Practicing Valuer and Residential Property Valuer Members prior to 28 February 2020.

 

To find out more, visit the IVS Online Course page.