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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. 

UDIA, in partnership with Stockland, is pleased to launch the 2017 Young Development Professional Scholarship. 
Applications are open for this prestigious award until COB Friday 15 September.
With a prize package valued at over $9500, this is an opportunity for property industry professionals not to miss.
If you are under 30 and looking for a professional development boost including the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Professional Development Program along with numerous UDIA events throughout the year, then this is for you! 



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



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 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.

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 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



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 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



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

Feb 2018 Certificate IV in Project Management Brochure

Feb 2018 Certificate IV in Project Management Course Schedule