Rent earned from an additional property can serve as a lucrative secondary source of income, but in order for real estate to be profitable, it needs to be maintained and administered effectively.
The Property Management online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) is designed to empower you to take on the role of property manager and take over the maintenance and letting of a real estate portfolio. Develop an understanding of the key techniques and principles of the field, and learn how to oversee the leasing process, apply property marketing strategies, and leverage technology to make the task of managing property more efficient. As you progress through the course, you’ll have the opportunity to practically apply each module’s theoretical learnings by managing a fictional building.
On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
Insight into how to maintain and increase the long-term value and profitability of a property
The competence to administer a property portfolio, and prepare a budget report
The skills to screen tenants, make strategic use of leases, and manage relationships with key stakeholders
An understanding of how to use new property technology (PropTech) platforms to solve real estate problem
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at both property owners and property professionals who manage, or aspire to manage, real estate. Private investors can empower themselves with the knowledge needed to effectively maintain their investment, while those working in the property industry can update and refresh their skills.
Property administrators, real estate agents, and individuals looking to move into a career in property management for the first time may also find this course beneficial.
Learn how to oversee rental property as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.
Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1 The fundamentals of property management
Module 2 Managing a property portfolio
Module 3 Understanding leases and the leasing process
Module 4 Landlord-manager-tenant relationships
Module 5 Maintenance and facilities coordination
Module 6 Budgetary and financial control
Module 7 Technology and property management
Module 8 Adapting to changing markets
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
Develop skills in property management and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.
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When do I start?
Our next available short course starts today. (Still accepting late registrations)
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.