Introduction & Aims


Welcome to Module 3: Elements of Property Investment Advising. This is the third module in the QPIA Course. The module will assist your clients to achieve an understanding of the taxation and financial implications of a property investment strategy.  The concept of gearing (from a taxation perspective) as well as other tax-related issues are covered in this module.  The concept of capital growth and cash flow are also covered here.

Australia has state based legislation which differs regarding subdivisions, land use and zoning as well as differing leasing and tenancy legislation.  These differences are covered here in Module 3.


Program aim

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has developed the PIPA Accreditation Program, a professional industry award to address the need for professionals in the property investment industry and related industries to be appropriately qualified to give advice in property investment.

PIPA is committed to the development of industry standards in property investment advice. It has developed the Accreditation Program as the first step in quality education for all those involved in giving property investment advice to retail property investors.

The Accreditation Program has been aligned with the Financial Services Reform (FSR) provisions of the Corporations Act and with ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 training requirements for regulated financial services.


Module aim

The aim of Module 3: Elements of Property Investment Advising is to provide an overview of financial implications of investment in property.

It covers such concepts as gearing, depreciation, risk, growth and taxation issues.

This useful module gives you an overview of the basic financial models that our property investment framework is built upon in this country such as gearing and tax.