Property managers manage and supervise the letting of commercial, residential, industrial and retail rental properties on behalf of their owners.
To become a property manager, you usually have to complete a nationally accredited short course in real estate or property services, or a VET qualification in property services, specialising in real estate or agency. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a property manager through a traineeship in Property Services (Real Estate) or Property Services (Agency). Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Property managers may perform the following tasks:
Property managers often work irregular hours, including weekends. This occupation involves a great deal of contact with the public and with associated professionals, such as builders, plumbers and electricians.
Property managers often work in the residential sector, but are also employed by corporations and financial institutions in areas such as retail and industrial property. Employment opportunities for this occupation vary depending on the state of the real estate industry. The property market is very sensitive to the general state of the economy and factors such as government policy and interest rates.