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Property courses and qualifications 2022

Boost your property management knowledge

By Zeenat Moosa Hassan

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Property courses and qualifications 2022

Boost your property management knowledge

By Zeenat Moosa Hassan

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2 min read

Many institutions now offer recognised qualifications in property management and real estate. If you want to sharpen your skill or change your career, here are a few that commence later this year:

The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) Perhaps the most suited to leaders and management of residential communities are the courses offered by ARC. Their ‘Director and Trustee Programme’ was the first course offered on their online learning platform and is designed either for directors of a homeowners association that is an NPC (non-profit company), trustees of a homeowners association that is a common-law association, or trustees of a body corporate in a sectional title scheme.

Their second course is an ‘Introduction to Community Management’, which is aimed at any staff member of an HOA, body corporate, or management agent, regardless of their role. Students learn the broad roles of the HOA or body corporate and gain insights into all portfolios and functions.

Both courses are split into ten modules, with the ‘Director and Trustee Programme’ taking 10 hours of learning time, and the ‘Introduction to Community Management’ taking just three hours. Each course is structured so that participants enjoy a combination of online-facilitated discussions, industry-focused content applicable to the sector, and expert mentors are on hand for further assistance. Fees start at R2,000 for the ‘Online Management’ course and R3,500 for the ‘Director and Trustee’ course, but discounts are available for more than one booking. For more information, email or call 0861 462 463.

The University of Cape Town

Their ‘Property Management: Marketing, Contracts, and Administration’ course lasts for eight weeks, excluding orientation. The course is designed to empower both property owners and property professionals with the skills and knowledge to successfully assume the role of property manager and take over the maintenance and letting of a real estate portfolio.

Fees for the online course, at the time of writing this article, are R13,500. To find out more, call GetSmarter on 087 550 6966.

The University of Johannesburg

The ‘SAPOA Property Management Programme’ aims to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of processes and decision-making in the property management work environment.

This includes an introduction to the Bill of Rights property management principles, people management, interaction with stakeholders, property owner/property manager relations, property management marketing, administration and accounting principles, and budgeting and income/expenditure management.

They offer a two-week course. Each module in the online training is accompanied by an assessment. Fees are R40,000, excluding VAT. For more information, email

The University of the Witwatersrand

Four short courses are available at the University of the Witwatersrand, for those who want to specialise in real estate and construction project management. These include a ‘Short Course on Real Estate’, a ‘Short Course on Construction Project Management’, and a ‘Management of Distressed Properties’ course.

Their ‘Facilities Management Course’ is delivered online and is designed for those in the construction and real estate sector, or those who intend to take up a career in the sector.

The four-week course helps learners to develop an understanding of the theory, principles, and practice of facilities management by showing how facilities management should be performed to support the core business of an organisation.

The course starts on 4 July 2022 and costs R37,500. For more information, call the university’s short course support coordinator on 011 717 9358.

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