How to become a Valuer

Valuers assess land, property and other items such as commercial equipment and objects of art, and provide advice about the administration and commercial use of land and property. Valuers generally specialise in a particular type of valuation according to their knowledge and experience, such as real estate or art. Valuers have a lot of contact with the public and may be required to spend a lot of time travelling.

Personal requirements of a Valuer

  • Good character and reputation
  • Good communication skills
  • Reasonable ability in mathematics
  • Sound judgment and good analytical skills

Education & Training for a Valuer

To become a valuer you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a valuer by studying property, property economics or valuation at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,602

Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 4.1%

NSW 34.6%

NT 1%

QLD 21.6%

SA 4.2%

TAS 0%

VIC 19.2%

WA 15.3%

Hours worked:

42.6

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 89.6%

Proportion of female workers 10.4%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 13.9%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 23.5%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 40%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 22.6%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 26.7%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 72.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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