Property Development and Investment online short course

Course starts in 6 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
22 October 2019
Course Starts:
28 October 2019
8 weeks online
7 -10 hours per week
ZAR R15,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Do you have what it takes to stand out in South Africa’s third largest market?

With multiple emerging economies, Africa is at the forefront for property development and investment globally.

With this property development course, you’ll earn the skills needed to expand your asset portfolio, become a lucrative property developer, make decisions on potential investment opportunities, learn to effectively conduct property management and set yourself apart as a property entrepreneur.

Guided by industry experts with years of experience in the property development market, you’ll walk away with a portfolio of evidence backed by UCT.

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What will set you apart

With this UCT property course, you’ll be confident in your ability to:

  • Navigate multiple facets of the property industry, giving you an understanding on everything from commercial to corporate property management
  • Articulate the need for funding on a particular property project to banks and investors
  • Explore the concepts of property management training as you become a property development expert
  • Develop a commercially-viable property development plan that highlights market research, feasibility studies and financial return

Course curriculum

With one of the most up-to-date property development courses, you’ll be supplied with with the fundamental skills necessary for standing out in the lucrative property investment market.

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: An introduction to property development and investment
  • Course Module 2: Identifying investment opportunities
  • Course Module 3: Property law and the legal environment
  • Course Module 4: Property cashflow and investment analysis
  • Course Module 5: The roles of property valuation
  • Course Module 6: Property funding and financing
  • Course Module 7: The development process
  • Course Module 8: Property management

Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.


Property Economist and Associate Professor


Independent Property Consultant

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.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts in 6 days. (Still accepting late registrations)

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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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