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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the APDI?

The Applied Property Development Institute (APDI) is an Australian professional development organisation offering online training programs tailored specifically for the property development industry.  Discover more about APDI >>

Which topics are covered in the Applied Property Development Modules?

The APDI Program includes topics such as site acquisition methodologies, ownership structures, risk pricing and feasibilities, financial investment analysis and evaluation, development strategies and delivery frameworks. Learn more about our course modules >>

How long is the APDI Program Modules?

The APDI program consists of four units and provides a self paced learning environment which can be completed in your own time. Course modules can also be studied independently of each other to suit your work commitments. A unit must be completed within 3 months.

What accreditation do I receive upon completion of the Professional Certificate Program?

Upon successfully passing all four units, and as recognition of this achievement, you’ll receive the Professional Certificate in Applied Property Development and entitled to use the designation ‘MAPDI’ in your title. Passing the assessments requires candidates to be assessed as being capable to a high proficiency across all required learning outcomes.

Do I need to sit the exam for the Membership Program?

In order to progress from an Associate Member (AAPDI) to full APDI membership (MAPDI), you need to undertake online assessments during each Unit of the program.

Who are the APDI Course Facilitators?

We call them Industry Facilitators because they come from high profile roles in the property development industry.  See our Industry Presenters page for more details.  View Industry Presenters >>

I’m a recent University Graduate – why would I choose APDI?

By bridging the gap between academic theory, industry practice and professional standards, the APDI Professional Certificate is the perfect foundation for you to embark on a successful career in the property development industry. In addition to learning directly from current industry professionals, you’ll also be exposed to invaluable networking and job opportunities with peers.

I’m a property development professional – why would I choose APDI?

The APDI curriculum covers concepts and skills that you can apply at all stages of your career. It bridges the gap between academic theory, current industry practice and professional standards to provide you with a strong foundation of advanced development analysis and management skills.

I’m an international student – do I need a student visa?

No – the APDI is a private online education program, meaning anyone from around the world, whether you’re here on holiday, living permanently or already studying in Australia, can undertake the course as long as you meet the entry requirements.

When is each module run throughout the year?

The attractive part of learning at the APDI is that all units are online for you to read, listen to and participate in as required. Units run continually throughout the year for your convenience. See our APDI Programs page for more details.  View course information >>

Can I study online?

YES! We provide distance learning via our E-Learning platform – CANVAS by Instructure. This enables candidates from across Australia (and the world) to participate in the program and study when you are ready to.

What are the entry requirements for the APDI Professional Certificate?

To commence study with the APDI, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

–      Completion of a recognised University Undergraduate Degree; and/or

–      A proficient level of Experience working in the property development industry.

How much does the Program Module cost?

The APDI Units are AUD$2,450 per module, which includes all materials required to complete the Program. You’ll find detailed course costs on the Enrolment Page.  Enrol >>

Can I receive government financial assistance for the course?
Unfortunately there is no government assistance currently available for the APDI Programs.

Can I pay for the course in instalments?
Maybe limited cases. However, Units must be paid for in full prior to module certification being provided.

Is there a group discount for businesses sending multiple employees?
Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

If I book and change my mind, can I get a refund?
Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.  View Cancellation Policy>>

Do you share my information with any third parties?
Read our privacy policy.  Privacy Policy >>

Is the APDI on social media?
Yes, we’re on Twitter (@APDInstitute), FaceBook (APDInstitute) and LinkedIn (Applied Property Development Institute).

Pathways to Membership

Discover the different pathways to membership offered by the APDI program, including the flexibility to study course modules independently of each other.

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APDI Programs Modules

Our program units have been designed to give you the applied knowledge in property development you'll need to hit the ground running.

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