The best way to become a Valuer is initially through employment in an Auction House or with a Valuation company and gaining practical experience under the guidance and mentorship of a senior practitioner. In addition, valuers should undertake suitable education to learn the appropriate methodologies for assessing the value of goods, chattels, plant and equipment in accordance with Australian accounting standards and International valuation standards. While senior valuers will be able to utilise their skills and experience across a range of assets, most valuers will concentrate on particular categories of asset and seek to develop expertise in their field of specialisation.
The AVAA also runs an online course which provides students with an introductory level of education in basic valation skills and procedures. While the basic principles of valuation addressed can be applied to personal property, fine art and antiques, this course is aimed predominantly at the valuation of industrial and commercial property.