ABPL30012 Property Management

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (1X 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial per week)
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours


Students admitted into the B-ENVS prior to 2016, please check the 2015 Handbook for prerequisites. Students may contact the subject coordinator for further information

prerequisites for this subject are as follow:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


One of the following subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Assoc Prof Christopher Heywood


Christopher Heywood

Peter Northwood

Subject Overview:

This core subject for the Bachelor of Environments property major draws together economic, physical/environmental, financial and legal aspects relating to the management of the property asset from the perspective of a managing agent or major property portfolio manager who are responsible for the performance of investment properties during the 95% of their economic life between the completion of initial construction and eventual demolition.
Topics include:

  • What is property management?;
  • Stakeholders including: public and private perspectives, and owner/investor and occupier perspectives;
  • Managing properties from various use classifications;
  • Managing the physical asset: property inspections;
  • Services – contract management;
  • Planned programmed maintenance systems, etc.;
  • Legal, environmental and market demands including lease conditions and management;
  • Sustainability risk management;
  • OHS;
  • International comparisons.
Learning Outcomes:

When students have completed this subject they should be able to:

  • Understand the character and role of property management systems and practices across a range of property types from a range of stakeholder perspectives;
  • Be aware of the social, legal, economic and environmental impacts of property management practice;
  • Access, interpret and communicate data relevant to current property management issues.
  • Assignment 1, 10 minute Powerpoint presentation 400 words or equivalent due week 4, worth 10%,
  • Assignment 2, a 800 word report due week 10, worth 20%,
  • In-class test 1 (400 words or equivalent) due week 5, worth 10%,
  • In-class test 2 (400 words or equivalent), due week 11, worth 10%,
  • 2 hour exam at end of semester (2000 words or equivalent), worth 50%

Hurdle requirement: A grade of 40% or above in the exam is required to attain a pass in the subject overall

Prescribed Texts:

Study Guide and Reader Property Management Annual publication

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:

  • Analytical skills – an enquiring and analytical approach to the management of commercial property interests;
  • Communication skills – an enhanced ability to communicate analysed interpretations of property management outcomes through written and oral presentations;
  • Problem solving skills – an increased body of knowledge associated with resolution of contemporary issues and practices in property management; and
  • Team working skills – an enhanced ability to generate and communicate a range of relevant property management practices and procedures at an academic and professional standard.

Links to further information: http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/current-students/abp-ugraduate/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Construction major
Environments Discipline subjects
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Property major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Related Breadth Track(s): Property

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