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



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 2021.  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.

Register for the online module


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