Valuers assess the value of land, property, commercial equipment, merchandise, personal effects, household goods and objects of art.

Specialisations: Plant and Machinery Valuer, Property Valuer, Real Estate Valuer.

A formal qualification in valuation, property or another related field is needed to work as a Valuer. University and VET (Vocational Education and Training) are both common study pathways for Valuers.

Tasks

  • Provides advice on land and property financing and valuation matters.
  • Calculates values by considering market demand, condition of items, future trends and other factors.
  • Examines property, selects methods of valuation, and submits written assessments.
  • Gives evidence in legal proceedings, mediates on valuation matters and provides rental determinations for arbitration purposes.

More about Land Economists and Valuers

All Land Economists and Valuers

  • $1,780 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Valuers

  • 5,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 22% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Valuers (in their main job) grew moderately over 5 years:
from 4,900 in 2011 to 5,200 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Location: Valuers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (85%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 47 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 22% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services71.0
Public Administration and Safety8.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7.7
Financial and Insurance Services4.6
Other Industries8.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateValuersAll Jobs Average
NSW33.031.6
VIC25.125.6
QLD21.020.0
SA6.87.0
WA10.510.8
TAS1.82.0
NT0.61.0
ACT1.21.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketValuersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.3-5.05.0
20-247.5-9.39.3
25-3427.5-22.922.9
35-4422.1-22.022.0
45-5420.1-21.621.6
55-598.0-9.09.0
60-647.2-6.06.0
65 and Over7.2-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationValuersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate13.2-10.110.1
Bachelor degree54.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma18.8-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV3.7-21.121.1
Year 127.0-18.118.1
Year 110.7-4.84.8
Year 10 and below1.8-12.512.5

A formal qualification in valuation, property or another related field is needed to work as a Valuer. University and VET (Vocational Education and Training) are both common study pathways for Valuers.

Membership with The Australian Property Institute or the Australian Valuers Institute may be useful.

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
  • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.

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Employers look for Land Economists and Valuers who have strong attention to detail, provide good customer service and have strong interpersonal skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English Language

    64% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  2. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Building and Construction

    62% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  4. Computers and Electronics

    60% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  5. Law and Government

    59% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

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Demands

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  1. Telephone

    97% Important

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  2. Electronic Mail

    96% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  3. Being Exact or Accurate

    89% Important

    How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

  4. Freedom to Make Decisions

    87% Important

    How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

  5. Time Pressure

    87% Important

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 13-2021.02 - Appraisers, Real Estate.

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