Commercial Property Broker - Law and Practice online short course

Course starts 6 February 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
31 January 2020
Course Starts:
6 February 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
8-10 hours per week, entirely online
ZAR R12,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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The legislation surrounding commercial real estate is constantly shifting, and professionals who want to succeed in this space need the relevant skills to keep up.

This course provides you with a practical understanding of the legal and financial demands of property brokerage. By exploring the processes and methods that form the commercial property transaction cycle, it offers you the opportunity to develop relevant skills that will help you add value in your current or future role.

The course touches on various elements of commercial real estate and will arm you with the knowledge needed to successfully facilitate the sale and leasing of a property from start to finish.

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from UCT in this online course and be empowered to:

  • Apply the correct methods and processes to list, value, and grade a commercial property

  • Create an effective contract for a lease agreement

  • Evaluate whether the land use restrictions of a property can accommodate a client’s requirements

  • Adapt to new legislation, technology innovation, and growing trends

  • Navigate land registration, conveyancing, and tax

Course curriculum

Learn about the various aspects of brokering commercial real estate as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1: Introduction to the commercial property brokerage landscape
  • Module 2: The commercial property transaction cycle
  • Module 3: Rights in real property
  • Module 4: Law of contract
  • Module 5: Land use planning: Legislation and practice
  • Module 6: Land registration and conveyancing
  • Module 7: Property finance and tax
  • Module 8: The modern broker

Grow your knowledge of commercial property law

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you explore the legal and financial parameters of selling and leasing property.

Your Course Convenor

The design of this online course is guided by UCT faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Terry Boxall

Terry Boxall

Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa

Head Tutor

Annie Swan

Annie Swan

Commercial and Industrial Property Broker, Find An Office and Find A Warehouse

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

Get recognised for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate from UCT – and use it to set yourself apart as a professional in the commercial real estate industry.

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.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 6 February 2020.

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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.