Career Harvest

Property Valuer

Valuers assess land, property and other items such as commercial equipment and objects of art, and provide advice on the administration and commercial use of land and property.  Valuations are made for many different purposes, such as rating and taxing, finance, financial reporting, investment, insurance, rental, sale and purchase.  A significant proportion of a valuer’s time is also spent writing reports.  A valuer’s competence is largely judged on the quality and thoroughness of a report.


  • examine items and select methods of evaluation;
  • calculate values by considering market demand, condition of items, future trends and
  • other factors (e.g. location, size, zoning legislation and the availability of services,
  • such as transport and parking, in the case of real estate);
  • submit written assessments of value;
  • provide consultancy advice on valuation matters;
  • give evidence in legal proceedings and mediate on valuation matters;
  • provide rental valuations for arbitration purposes.


For this Position, the skills required could have been developed through on the job training, previous work experience in other related roles and through specialised and/or vocation training and/or through a Tertiary Qualification in Science, Humanities or Commerce.


Tertiary Education Providers


Charles Sturt University

University of New England

The University of Sydney

University of Western Sydney


La Trobe

The University of Melbourne

South Australia

The University of Adelaide

Western Australia

Curtin University

The University of Western Australia


University of Tasmania


James Cook University

The University of Queensland

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