Commercial Property Broker - Law and Practice online short course


Course starts 24 May 2018
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The next presentation will start on 6 September 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
18 May 2018
Course Starts:
24 May 2018
9 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
ZAR R12,900Options Available
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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The sale and leasing of commercial property is a high-risk, high-reward profession where it’s essential that you’re equipped to match the stakes.

You’ll need to navigate numerous complexities as a commercial property broker, making an understanding of the associated legal and financial landscape essential. This 9-week short course arms you with the skills and knowledge necessary to make your mark in the real estate game as you successfully navigate property law and its practice.

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What will set you apart

You’ll walk away from this real estate course with the confidence to:

  • Identify the three primary categories of commercial, retail and industrial property, as well as the associated subcategories 
  • Navigate the legal and administrative complexities of a commercial property transaction
  • Use your practical knowledge to successfully facilitate the sale and leasing of a commercial property

Course curriculum

This UCT-backed online short course in commercial property and property law is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Performance Coach as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to commercial property brokerage
  • Course Module 2: Commercial property landscape
  • Course Module 3: Introduction to South African law
  • Course Module 4: Rights in real property
  • Course Module 5: Law of contract
  • Course Module 6: Town planning legislation and practice
  • Course Module 7: Sectional title
  • Course Module 8: Land registration and conveyancing
  • Course Module 9: Property finance and tax

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.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, 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 24 May 2018.
The next presentation will start on 6 September 2018

Still have a question? These may help


    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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