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

Avg. weekly wage:


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:



below average

Gender split:

Male 89.6%

Female 10.4%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 13.9%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 23.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 40%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 22.6%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 26.7%

Above 35 years: 72.4%

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

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