Valuation Surveying

Valuation is a core skill of many ISU members and forms part of the professional services provided by ISU members. Professional valuations are vital to a healthy property/asset market and a stable economy, forming the basis of performance analysis, financing decisions, transactional or development advice, dispute resolution, taxation and various statutory applications.

Valuers operate across a wide range of asset types, working in both the public and private sector, the most common asset classes include commercial, residential and rural property. Some valuers practice exclusively in one of these areas, while others deal with a wider variety of property/asset types.

Valuation is ideal for anyone pursuing a career in machinery and business assets or property who has a particular interest in specialising in valuation. Although valuation is a skill applied by surveyors across a wide variety of assets, this pathway is aimed at individuals who work in commercial, residential or rural real estate or in machinery and business assets. The valuation pathway places emphasis on competency in valuation practice (which is required to Level 3). However, as with the other pathway, a broad base of experience in general property/asset practice is also required. Candidates undertaking the valuation pathway may gain their experience in either a machinery and business assets context or a residential/commercial or rural property context – or a mixture of these.

Valuation Pathway Requirements

Mandatory Competencies

You must achieve the minimum standards as set out below.

    Level 1
  • Accounting principles and procedures
  • Business planning
  • Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures
  • Data management
  • Sustainability
  • Team working
    Level 2
  • Client care
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Health and safety
    Level 2
  • Conduct rules, ethics and professional practice

Core Competencies
    Level 2
  • Measurement of land and property
    Level 3
  • Inspection
  • Valuation
Optional Competencies
    Level 3
  • Access and rights over land
  • Auctioneering
  • Building pathology
  • Capital taxation
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation
  • Contaminated land
  • Corporate real estate management
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency
  • Development appraisals
  • Indirect investment vehicles
  • Insurance
  • Investment management (including fund and portfolio management)
  • Landlord and tenant (including rent reviews and lease renewals)
  • Leasing/letting
  • Local taxation/assessment
  • Planning
  • Property fnance and funding
  • Property management
  • Property management accounting
  • Property records/information systems
  • Purchase and sale
  • Strategic real estate consultancy
  • Valuation of businesses and intangible assets
  • Accounting principles and procedures or Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures or Sustainability
For more information, download the pathway guide below.

Valuation Surveying downloads

  valuation Surveying Candidate Guide



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