SAPOA Property Management Programme (PMP) – 1 Year Programme

Date(s) - 01 Mar '18 - 18 Oct '18


The objective of the 1 year SAPOA Property Management Programme is to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of processes and decision making in the property management work environment.

Course content:

  • Programme Introduction.
  • Property Management and related legislation.
  • Property management economics, valuation and planning.
  • The management plan.
  • The budgeting process, income and expenditure management.
  • Property owner and property manager relations.
  • Property management – marketing.
  • Lease negotiations.
  • Lease agreements and related legislation.
  • Property management, administration and accounting.
  • Tenant relations.
  • Managing the office and preparation of the management report.
  • Tenant relations.
  • Managing the office and preparation of the management report.
  • Technical component of a building and house keeping.
  • Introduction to property maintenance.
  • Procurement and management of service provider contracts.
  • Local authority, utility and energy management.
  • Occupation Health & Safety act and other environmental health and safety issues.
  • Risk management related to property management.
  • Building inspection and work prioritisation.
  • People management.
  • Property valuation.
  • Retail property management.
  • Office property management.
  • Industrial property management.
  • Residential property management.
  • Fund and asset management.
  • Property finance and investment.
  • Property development.

The training programme will include:

  • Formal contact (classroom time).
  • A work experience log book is completed by the student and signed of by the work-place mentor.
  • Assignments.
  • Exams.


The programme is divided into five main themes. A strong emphasis will be placed on case studies relating to these themes:

  • Property law.
  • Property related technology and facilities.
  • Property Management.
  • Property economics and finance.
  • Property marketing.

At the end of this training programme students will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding an apply concepts in the above mentioned fields.

Admission requirements:

  • People who are interested in studying Property Management are welcome to apply, but subject to selection criteria.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be taken into consideration.
  • Delegates must be working in the property industry (2-3 years experience).
Wits University is a comprehensive accredited academic institution. As required by the Higher Education Act, it is registered with the Department of Education as a public higher education provider and its qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


R38 532.00 incl. VAT (Members).

R53 922.00 incl. VAT (Non-Members).

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