Our short courses are designed for individuals eager to learn property but who do not have the desire to pursue a formal degree or it’s simply not practical for them to attend on-campus lectures. Our short courses are not intended as a substitute for a formal qualification in property.
Our courses are also ideal for property professionals wanting to sharpen their fundamentals while also earning continuing education credits as well.
Unfortunately, no. Although short course participants access university-level lectures and course notes, Think Sharp's online short courses are not formally offered by an NZQA-accredited university and do not contribute to any university degree, diploma or certificate. Transfer credit to other universities is also not an option.
Each course has a stated number of hours which is approximately the number of lecture video hours. We suggest that you should anticipate spending twice this number of hours to complete your short course. This additional time is consumed by pausing and taking handwritten notes while watching the lectures and re-watching material as needed. You'll also spend time answering the embedded quiz at the end of each lecture video. After you've completed watching all of your course's lectures you'll want to revise the material and prepare for the comprehensive online test. Ultimately the time you allocate to completing your short course depends on your study habits. A safe rule of thumb is double the nominal course length.
None aside from a minimum age of 18 years old. Course participants are expected to understand spoken and written English with the lectures' closed captioning feature designed to assist non-native speakers better understanding the course content.
Enrolments in our short courses are continuous so you start the moment you enrol. Our courses are self-paced meaning you complete them on your own schedule and timeframe within a year of enrolment.
Firstly you should download your lecture notes. To do so, make sure you're signed into your user account. Next click on My Account in the upper-right hand corner of the screen. Once there click on the "Files" tab and download your lecture notes' PDF file. Once you've printed out your notes you should be ready to start sitting your lectures. Simply click on 'My Courses' in the main menu and navigate to your course name. Lastly click on your desired lecture and start getting sharp!
If you wish to earn university credit then you should sidestep our online short courses and either apply to the University of Auckland's Bachelor of Property programme, which is a 3-year full time undergraduate degree, or apply for a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) which is not associated with a degree or diploma but would allow you to transfer your credits to a BProp later if you choose. Admissions for CoP students are at the discretion of the Head of Department and it depends on student numbers and room capacity.
The most straightforward reason for opting to have your comprehensive online test proctored by ProctorU is to satisfy your organisation's CPD requirements. Not all professional bodies require proctoring, but some do. Also a proctored test comes with a more substantial
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For the most part, yes. It is possible to view our online lecture videos from most mobile devices with the exception of Windows phones as support for such devices has been discontinued. Most tablets should be able to display our lecture videos without any additional app but some devices such as iPhones will require the free Techsmith Smart Player app. We suggest that you view our lectures using a PC or Mac to get the full benefit from them. Ensure that your browser is up-to-date and has the most recent version of Adobe Flash installed.