The Property Council Academy offers expert professional development courses to suit all aspects of the ever-growing property industry. 


Why choose the Academy?

  • Learning programs for all levels and sectors of the property industry
  • Programs designed and delivered by today's property industry leaders
  • Flexible and practical courses, allowing you to design your own career path
  • A dynamic alumni network to meet like-minded professionals and keep you connected
  • Accrue CPD Points for all courses
  • Earn credit towards a master's degree at a growing number of universities.

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Kelly Jones


Kelly is the Director of the Property Council Academy and is responsible for strategy, business development and developing new learning programs with key stakeholders.

With over 10 years’ experience leading the Academy, Kelly has a deep understanding of our members, business and industry needs. She is always on the lookout for new program or partnership opportunities and loves the challenge of driving the Academy to provide high-value learning and development opportunities sought by our members.

Mart Swinkles

Mart Swinkels

Digital Instructional Designer

Mart is the Digital Instructional Designer for the Academy (on a 10-month assignment) responsible for the development of a new Industrial and Supply Chain Industry Diploma along with the conversion of some of our popular face-to-face courses to a digital format.

Mart is an experienced Instructional Designer and passionate about creating online learning that engages and makes an impact!

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Kelly Richards

 Marketing & Operations Manager

Kelly is the Marketing & Operations Manager for the Academy and is responsible for managing the systems and operations used to deliver all aspects of the Property Council Academy.

Kelly has worked at the Property Council for over 6 years in the National Events and Programs team. She brings over 15 years’ experience in events, marketing and sponsorship and specialises in operations with a very high attention to detail and strong internal and external stakeholder management. She prides herself on delivering exceptional results and delivering delegates the best experience possible.


Noel Basile

Education Designer

Noel is our Education Designer, responsible for partnering with members to deliver bespoke In-House training programs and leading our People & Culture Committee.

Noel is an experienced Business Leader, Learning & Development Designer, Facilitator and Coach. As an education specialist with over 20 years’ experience, Noel brings a wealth of knowledge, global experience and expertise to the Academy team. She’s got a passion for connecting with people and working with our members to deliver training that is tailored and focused on achieving the best outcomes for their business.


Megan Kelly

Learning & Development Program Manager

Megan is the Learning & Development Program Manager for several of the Academy’s Industry Diploma programs: Property Asset Management and Property Development.

Megan has over 10 years’ experience working with speakers and delegates to ensure they have excellent experiences.

Teigan Hembling

Teigan Hembling

Learning & Development Coordinator

Teigan is the Learning & Development Coordinator for several of our Industry Diploma programs in the Retirement Living, Operations & Facilities Management, Property Investment & Finance and Retail sectors.

Teigan brings with her a wealth of experience in event and education coordination, administration and marketing. She prides herself on delivering exceptional results and delivering participants the best experience possible.

Katrina Tieu

Katrina Tieu

Course Administrator

Katrina is the Course Administrator for the Academy, including all registrations, customer service and the coordination of Foundations and Launchpad courses.

Katrina is tertiary qualified in Events Management. She has over 5 years' experience working in customer service and prides herself in providing exceptional experiences for our members.

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