Fundamentals of Auctions and Auctioneering (Online)

This self-paced online course provides an introduction to the core elements of running a successful auction event, from writing effective lot descriptions, through to setting an auction and calling the sale. This course represents the best opportunity in Australia to gain industry knowledge from experienced practitioners.

We recommend this course to young or new entrant employees of AVAA members, or for anybody wishing to gain a preliminary understanding of the auction industry.

CPD POINTS: 4 Points


Fundamentals of Valuing Goods, Chattels, Plant and Equipment (Online)


This self-paced course is intended to give insight into the fundamentals of the valuation of goods & chattels, plant & equipment. This course does not deal with valuation of real estate.

This course provides basic training that can be transferred to employment in the valuation industry at an entry level.

The course materials provide a step by step and understandable guide to the valuation process.

Learning is self paced with learner support available.

CPD POINTS: 4 Points


Fundamentals of Valuing Fine & Decorative Arts and Antiques (Online)

This self-paced course is intended to provide an insight into the valuation of fine art and antiques, collectables and specialist items. It covers a broad range of material that one might expect to encounter as a valuer, and provides basic information on important periods and styles, movements/makers, materials and cataloguing elements for each field, as well as pertinent valuation considerations, glossaries and further reading.

We recommend this course to anybody wishing to gain a preliminary understanding of the complexities involved in valuing items in this expansive field.

CPD POINTS: 4 Points


International Valuation Standards Harmonisation for Valuers (Online)

This self-paced, short course is offered by the AVAA to give participants an overview of International Valuation Standards (IVS) which are set by the International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC). These standards promote professionalism and confidence in the valuation industry and reflect the standards of the AVAA.

We recommend this course to anybody conducting valuations.

CPD POINTS: 2 Points


International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) Perspective Papers

International Valuation Standards – Updates Effective 31st January 2022

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) is an independent,
not-for-profit organisation committed to advancing quality in the valuation profession. The primary objective is to build confidence and public trust in valuation by producing standards and securing their universal adoption and implementation for the valuation of assets across the world. The International Valuation Standards (IVS) are a fundamental part of the financial system, along with high levels of professionalism in applying them.

Valuations are widely used and relied upon in financial and other markets, whether for inclusion in financial statements, for regulatory compliance or to support secured lending and transactional activity. The International Valuation Standards (IVS) are standards for undertaking valuation assignments using generally recognised concepts and principles that promote transparency and consistency in valuation practice. The IVSC also promotes leading practice approaches for the conduct and competency of professional valuers.


Market Value: An Established Basis or Value – 1st December 2021

This second Perspective Paper seeks to further explore this topic and feedback in more detail, including discussions on:

  • Price, Cost, Value and Worth
  • How do we define what the ‘market’ is and how does this impact on Market Value?
  • What is the Market Value conceptual framework?
  • Is market Value backward looking?
  • Are the ‘peaks’ and ‘troughs’ truly captured when using a Market Value premise?
  • How does the valuer utilise assumptions and special assumptions with Market Value?


ESG and Real Estate Valuation – 14th October 2021

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) are criteria increasingly used to assess the impact of the environmental, social and ethical practices of companies on their operations, financial performance and attractiveness to investors. The three components; Environmental, Social and Governance which are metrics considered to evidence effective performance, reach beyond the individual organization out to the wider markets, society and world as a whole.


Time to get Tangible about Intangible Assets – 14th September 2021

Intangible assets have long been the engine for value creation in the world’s developed economies. The investment in intangible assets, both internally generated and through acquisition, is critical to an enterprises’ capital allocation process. Similarly, investors’ ability to identify those enterprises best able to translate such investments into long-term returns is equally as critical.


The Art of Valuing Personal Property – 30th June 2021

This perspective paper has been drafted by the IVSC Tangible Assets Board to focus on issues in relation to the valuation of art and antiques (defined here as fine and decorative arts, antiques, paintings) and to encourage personal property valuers to comply with IVS when undertaking art and antique valuations. The IVSC Tangible Assets Board may issue future perspectives paper reviewing other aspects of personal property valuation such as classic cars and jewellery.


Challenges to Market Value – 29th January 2021

The IVSC’s Tangible Assets Board has received feedback that in some markets there is an increasing difference between Price and Value. Whilst quantifying this difference in valuation terms has commonly been acknowledged as difficult in undeveloped markets where there may be few (if any) comparables and non-transparent information, it has also become increasingly challenging in developed markets despite the abundance of information that exists in these ecosystems.



Identification, evaluation and prioritisation of risks for Auctioneer & Valuers (non-real property)


We have engaged with DLA Piper to offer a tailored non-real property focused session for auctioneers and valuers covering risk management.

Topics covered:

• The fundamentals on legal liability and insurance coverage for valuers and auctioneers
• How litigated claims work
• Case examples
• Retainer agreements and how to limit your liability effectively
• Capped liability schemes
• How to exercise good professional judgment
• Workshops and key messages.

CPD Points: 2 Points