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We are now offering an online course - BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice - the ONLY nationally-recognised qualification of its kind that teaches the project management competencies unique to the property development industry.

Benefits of studying Certificate IV in Project Management

  • Study is online, flexible and interactive.
  • Case studies are real and current providing context for workplace application.
  • Learn critical skills of project management such as identifying project scope; managing time, cost and quality; contract negotiation; team engagement and stakeholder communication.

Course information

This qualification is delivered through a mix of online self-directed learning and regular interactive e-workshops over 18 weeks. The qualification is issued by our partnering Registered Training Organisation – Upskilled (RTO No. 40374).

For enquiries please contact Victoria Irvine at pd@udiansw.com.au or 02 9262 1214.

Jan 2018 Certificate IV in Project Management Brochure

AIPM Endorsement | 12-Month Membership and Free CPPP Certification

The BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is endorsed by the AIPM (Australia Institute of Project Management). As part of our partnership with AIPM, this course includes a 12-month membership to the AIPM, the industry peak body for project management professionals in Australia. Once you have completed this course and joined the AIPM as a member, you can receive automatic certification at Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) Level at no extra cost. The standard method of obtaining this certification is by submitting a portfolio of evidence and an interview process at the cost of $1295. 

Registrations are now open for the recently accredited UDIA WA Professional Development Program (specialising in Property Development and Project Management).

The program has been aligned to the University of Swinburne’s Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415), meaning that upon completion of at least four modules of the professional development course, including Module 4: Project Management, participants may submit a portfolio of work experience / prior learning evidence to Swinburne and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), to be awarded the Diploma of Project Management delivered by Swinburne. Further details about the portfolio of evidence are available in the information pack available here.

Swinburne University of Technology is ranked in the top 3% of the world’s universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016).  With campuses in Melbourne, Australia and in Sarawak, Malaysia, the prestigious and rapidly growing institution is known for leading the way in science, technology, business, design and innovation.

Upon Swinburne’s confirmation that an applicant has the requisite experience, the Diploma of Project Management delivered by Swinburne will be awarded to the participant without any further study required.  The Diploma of Project Management delivered by Swinburne is also endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

For more information on the University of Swinburne's Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) click here.

The UDIA Professional Development Program also qualifies for funding under the education funding initiative of the Property Education Foundation, which supports young professionals and property undergraduates who wish to further their education and training. Applicants (with less than 5 years’ employment in the property sector) are eligible to apply for the funding. They may access the application form from the Foundation’s website www.pef.org.au and send the completed form to secretariat@pef.org.au at least 2 weeks before the commencement of the course.

Further details about the newly accredited course, study pathways and course dates are in the course brochure below.  Enquiries should be directed to Carissa Gautam at UDIA on 9215 3400 or cgautam@udiawa.com.au.

2017-18 Professional Development Program Brochure

2017-18 Speaker Biographies

UDIA 2017/18 Professional Development Program Dates
  Program 1, 2018  
Module 1 Monday, April 23, 2018  
Module 2 Monday, April 30, 2018  
Module 3 Monday, May 7, 2018  
Module 4 Monday, May 14, 2018  
Module 5 Monday, May 21, 2018  
Module 6 Monday, May 28, 2018  




Each module of the UDIA Professional Development Program may be granted CPD points from the Department of Commerce. Register your intention to apply for CPD points when you register for Professional Development Program.

Other UDIA events such as forums, lunches and conferences also attract CPD points and these will be advertised prior to the event. You simply register your licence type and licence number on the relevant event registration form. It is not too late after the event either, just forward your details to UDIA and we will submit your attendance. 

UDIA events will potentially attract professional development points from other professional associations. Check with your Association to see if you qualify. 



The UDIA WA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution of women to the WA property industry. UDIA WA encourages female professionals across all disciplines of the development industry from both the public and private sectors to enter, including; developers, contractors, consultants, those involved in property services, property management, marketing and professional support services. The award aims to recognise outstanding women working at mid to senior levels within the WA development industry.

The 2017 Award will be presented at the UDIA Luncheon on 8 December 2017. 

UDIA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award Nomination Brochure




UDIA WA, in partnership with Stockland, runs the annual Young Development Professional Scholarship Award which provides the Winner, an upcoming young professional in the urban development sector, with exposure to career development and networking opportunities through participation in activities offered by UDIA.

Applicants must be individuals with relevant work experience and under the age of 30 (29 years or younger as at the entry closing date) who are currently working in the property development industry. Entrants must be from organisations that are current financial members of UDIA WA.

With a prize package valued at over $9500, this is an opportunity for property industry professionals not to miss.


2016 Winner:  Louise Nazareth, Stockland

2016 Runner Up:  Rhys Johnson, Blackburne

2016 Finalists

Donna Shaw, City of Rockingham

Mariam Yaqub, LandCorp

Daniel Panickar, Strategen


Thank you to Stockland, Young Development Professional Partner for their ongoing support.

Young Development Professional Partner