Property Management: Marketing, Contracts and Administration online short course

Course starts 11 November 2019

Course information

Registration Closes:
5 November 2019
Course Starts:
11 November 2019
8 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R13,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Property management is a core component of the property industry, and knowledge of its principles and techniques can be of value both to private investors and property professionals who help to manage the property of others.

In order to become a competent property manager, professionals need a solid grasp of the various skills that are essential to effective property management, such as marketing, leasing, relationship management, maintenance, budgeting, and administration, as well as awareness of the potential for technology to disrupt the field.

Whether someone is interested in managing their own property or is a property professional looking to refresh their skills, the UCT Property Management online short course is a comprehensive overview of the essential techniques and principles of property management.

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town in this online program and be empowered to:

  • Screen tenants and understand leases
  • Create a facilities management and maintenance plan and draw up a budget report for your property
  • Recommend ways to resolve landlord-manager-tenant disputes and endeavour to keep all stakeholders happy
  • Integrate new technology platforms into your property management strategy to solve a practical problem
  • Adapt your property marketing strategy in response to changing circumstances

Course curriculum

You’ll learn from leading property industry professionals as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: The fundamentals of property management
  • Course Module 2: Managing a property portfolio
  • Course Module 3: Understanding leases and the leasing process
  • Course Module 4: Landlord-manager-tenant relationships
  • Course Module 5: Maintenance and facilities coordination
  • Course Module 6: Budgetary and financial control
  • Course Module 7: Technology and property management
  • Course Module 8: Adapting to changing markets

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 11 November 2019.

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    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.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    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.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    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.

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