Amid global turmoil, trade challenges and talk of international recession, Australia’s property industry—supporting more than 1.4 million jobs across the country—has remained remarkably upbeat.
Property, which has now overtaken healthcare and social assistance as the biggest direct contributor to employment in Australia by industry, remains the biggest direct contributor to gross domestic product—totalling $200 billion.
The continued success of the Australian property industry can be directly correlated to the access to education, the quality of education, and human capital—providing Australian students with the highest-quality of education within the built environment.
The Applied Property Development Institute (APDI) has continued to set the bar for property development courses, combining industry expertise, a real-world curriculum, modern education techniques and cutting-edge technology.
The institute has become known as the benchmark for industry knowledge while providing students with practical case-based examples and access to industry professionals to enhance the pathway to chosen careers.
Using a real-world approach to undergraduate courses in property, APDI unlike many other educational institutions assesses each potential student to ensure that the tailored courses are the right fit—for both student and educator.
“We were recently asked to advise a potential APDI student regarding whether to take an undergraduate course in property or to do the APDI course in order to get a foothold in the industry,” APDI managing director Ben Robinson said.
“We appeared to him to provide the content and credentials required to move from his current industry, into the property industry to become an assistant development manager and then development manager.
“Education objectives included a timeframe to attainment of 5 years, working initially for someone else’s organisation, asset class preference was the residential space, and he had not completed any undergraduate degree,” Robinson said.
“Given the APDI is in the business of providing education to this industry, it was obviously in our financial interests to make the proposition work, but we didn’t make that recommendation.
“We understood early that the type of work this particular candidate was looking to pursue, in the timeframe outlined, required a recognised undergraduate degree at the outset.
“When viewed through the lens of a cost-time-benefit assessment, it may be just as helpful for the application to complete non-award, ongoing education to complement previous education and experience.”
APDI continues to empower established professionals looking to further their skills and career prospects, or a recent graduate seeking to gain a foothold in the property development industry.
The program curriculum focuses on key topic areas such as development site acquisition, project investment analysis and development implementation.
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