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UDIA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Swinburne University and the commencement of its newly accredited Professional Development Program in Project Management.  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.

UDIA WA’s Professional Development Program has been aligned to the University of Swinburne’s Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415), meaning that upon completion of the full 6 day professional development course, 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.

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.

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 Professional Development Program Brochure

2017 Professional Development Program Speaker and Facilitator Biographies

UDIA 2017/18 Professional Development Program Dates
  Program 2, 2017
Program 1, 2018
Module 1 Monday, October 9, 2017 Monday, April 23, 2018
Module 2 Monday, October 16, 2017 Monday, April 30, 2018
Module 3 Monday, October 23, 2017 Monday, May 7, 2018
Module 4 Monday, October 30, 2017 Monday, May 14, 2018
Module 5 Monday, November 6, 2017 Monday, May 21, 2018
Module 6 Monday, November 13, 2017 Monday, May 28, 2018




Enrol now for the next course commencing June 2017

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, from 6 February - 23 June 2017. The qualification is issued by our partnering Registered Training Organisation – Upskilled (RTO No. 40374).

For more information or to register click here. For enquiries please contact Victoria Irvine at pd@udiansw.com.au or 02 9262 1214.



UDIA is focussed on developing young professionals by exposing them to career development and networking opportunities through participation in activities offered by UDIA. Every year an upcoming young professional in the urban development sector will be selected as the most outstanding young talent in the industry. 

The Young Development Professional Scholarship is one of the most prestigous in the industry, providing over $9500 in prizes and significant career development opportunities.


2016 Young Development Professional Scholarship Brochure 


2015 Winner:  Denise Hare, Pritchard Francis

2015 Runner Up:  Kim Bass, Peet Limited


2015 Finalists

Adam Casotti, BGC Development

Jacqueline de Meyrick, Satterley Property Group

Rhys Johnson, Blackburne Property Group

Sean Morrison, Urbis


2015 Young Development Professional Scholarship Results


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

Young Development Professional Partner





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 2016 Award will be presented at the UDIA & Frasers Property Awards Function in November.

UDIA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award Nomination Brochure

Thank you to Frasers Property, the Women in Leadership Award Partner.

Women in Leadership Award Partner



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.