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The business skills of graduate surveyors

Turrell, P., Wilkinson, S. J. and Berry, M. 2005, The business skills of graduate surveyors, in Proceedings of the Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, 4-5 July 2005, Brisbane, Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld..

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Title The business skills of graduate surveyors
Author(s) Turrell, P.
Wilkinson, S. J.
Berry, M.
Conference name Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference (2005 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland
Conference dates 4-8 July 2005
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, 4-5 July 2005, Brisbane, Queensland
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2005
Conference series Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Keyword(s) business skills
education
key skills
surveying profession
Summary The research examines the role of lifelong learning and the increasing emphasis on the development of transferable key skills, which formed part of the background to the educational debate emanating from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors “Agenda for Change” vision to elevate the status of the RICS qualification.

Extensive research and consultation by the RICS culminated in a series of initiatives to “reinforce the integrity and expertise of the RICS qualification” (RICS, 2003) including a proposal to introduce a mandatory postgraduate business qualification for newly qualified surveyors. The detailed proposal met with opposition from a range of stakeholders. However there appeared to be significant support for the concept of improving the management skills of graduate surveyors. The controversial aspects appeared to be the delivery methods and the definition of the appropriate content in a ‘one size fits all’ package.

The paper is drawn from the findings of a dissertation that examined by means of questionnaires to the differing stakeholder perspectives of employers, educators and students in one UK location, across a range of surveying professional disciplines. The paper provides an opportunity to explore and debate the difficulties in meeting the needs of a complex and wide ranging profession, whilst illustrating the importance of the vision of the RICS.
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ISBN 9781741071016
1741071011
Language eng
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2005, Queensland University of Technology, School of Engineering Systems
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022406

Document type: Conference Paper
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