Professional recognition and course approval
Please note that if you wish to achieve professional recognition in New Zealand three years professional experience in industry is required post-graduation.
You also need to have your personal course approved in advance by the Valuers’ Registration Board to become a registered valuer. You need to seek course advice from the Academic Coordinator who will help process your application to the Valuers' Registration Board.
We strongly recommend you contact the Academic Coordinator prior to commencing study so that you receive the correct course advice, information on achieving accreditation and preparatory materials.
Additional papers required for registration and personal course accreditation
You may be required, to achieve your personal course accreditation, to do additional courses to the eight required for completing the Diploma as a Certificate of Proficiency (C.O.P.) – particularly i.e. building construction, accounting, finance, economics, statistics courses that may be deficient in your undergraduate degree(s).
If you have a standard Commerce degree then probably only the Building Construction ENGN 105 will be necessary which can be taken as an extra paper in Semester 1.
It is recommended you study these additional courses, if required, at Lincoln as a 5th paper in each Semester or in one of the November or January Summer Schools (if offered). You could also complete these after graduation at Lincoln or take an approved equivalent paper from another NZ University post-graduation but before you apply for registration.
For those interested in a Graduate Diploma in Valuation you should:
- Contact the Academic Coordinator for this programme, to obtain course advice which will ensure you gain accreditation as quickly as possible.
- The Academic Coordinator will prepare a letter on your behalf to the appropriate accrediting body requesting your personal course accreditation approval. This may take between two and three months so it is wise to get this process underway ASAP.
- You should then begin the Lincoln University Enrolment process.
We have specialist staff able to help you, in many cases these will be the same staff who deliver lectures to you.
||Advisor / Co-ordinator|
|Faculty of Commerce
||Professor Sandy Bond|
Course planners for other qualifications are available from the planning pages.
How to prepare for these courses
There are no pre requisites for the Grad Dip Val, though most students struggle in their first semester of study even with a good undergraduate degree.
You really need a good commerce undergraduate degree with some courses in economics and finance and high Excel skills to cope with the financial modelling. This applies especially in the property investment and valuation courses if you are starting in the 2nd Semester joining “capstone” advanced 300 level classes. You will be joining third year students who have all the normal prerequisites. Some knowledge of valuation principles and practice is considered essential, hence the recommended preparation.
Before enrolling in this Diploma you must seek course advice from the Academic Coordinator, in person is preferred, so you can be advised on the respective accreditation boards’ requirements as to what additional courses (to the eight required for graduation) you will need to take to get your personal course of study accredited. This is essential, so you can become registered or a member of the appropriate professional body, and is influenced by your work experience.
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