Property Council begins training partnership with RICS

Property Council has signed an agreement with in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to undertake a 12-month pilot programme to deliver two RICS internationally recognised training courses to members.

Property Council New Zealand and RICS will deliver the RICS Valuation for Non-Valuers and Introduction to Commercial Office Leasing programmes beginning in November. The first courses will be held in Auckland next month with courses in Wellington and Christchurch to be held in the new year.

The partnership allows all Property Council members unprecedented access to internationally recognised courses and qualifications says Property Council Chief Executive, Connal Townsend.

“We know ongoing education and exposure to quality training is critical to our sector’s ability to deliver quality, future-proof homes, workplaces and communities. I’m delighted to offer our members access to quality, well-respected learning opportunities.”

Stephen Albin, Managing Director, RICS Oceania, is enthusiastic about sharing learning opportunities with the wider property sector in New Zealand.

“Supporting industry, professionals and growth in Oceania is a key priority for RICS. We warmly welcome the opportunity to partner with local industry organisations to help impart our global knowledge in standards, qualifications and regulation.” he said.  

RICS was incorporated under Royal Charter in 1868 and, representing over 118,00 professionals worldwide, is the leading professional body in the built environment. The Charter obligates RICS to act in the public interest by promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in development, valuation, infrastructure and construction.

Auckland courses are now open for registrations.

3 November    Introduction to commercial office leasing, Auckland

14 November  Valuation for non-valuers, Auckland

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