The API presents our Giving Expert Evidence Short Course - A blended-learning program that provides guidance to API members, particularly Certified Practising Valuers, in giving evidence in valuation and compensation matters in court.

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Learning Outcomes

1.Explain the process of appointment of an expert, reporting requirements, joint statements, compulsory conferences and mediation, giving evidence in court.
2.Demonstrate how to present expert evidence via examination in chief, cross examination & re-examination.
3.Discuss the Courts/Tribunals requirements of giving expert evidence and what this involves.


Part 1
Introduction to Giving Expert Evidence

Format: Pre-workshop online module (2.5 CPD points)

  • Overview of the Course and Requirements
  • Code of Conduct
  • Courts and Legislation
  • Types of Disputes
  • Case Studies
  • Introduction to giving evidence in court

Part 2
Giving Expert Evidence Workshop

Format: Face-to-Face Workshop (7 CPD points)

  • Mediation and Compulsory Conferences
  • Concurrent Evidence
  • Compensation Cases
  • Cross Examination
  • The Decision Makers Perspective
  • Family Law
  • Court Appointed Independent Experts
  • Joint Statements
  • Affidavits
  • Valuation Report Content

Part 3
Post Workshop Online Assessment  

Format: Online Module (1 CPD point)

  • Overview/Refresher of introduction and workshop
  • Assessment Quiz
  • Resources


If you are intersted in presenting, or being a part of the workshop delivery for Giving Expert Evidence, please email us at giveing a brief description of how you would like to be involved.

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Full Course (10.5 CPD)

Upcoming Workshops - 

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form below and we will be in touch with dates for 2020

Registration Fees

Members: $995.00

Non-Members $1295.00


Introduction Only (2.5 CPD)

You can complete the online introduction as a stand-alone module (i.e. you do not have to do the other sections of the program). The introduction must be completed if you want to go on to the workshop and complete the full course.

Click HERE to register for the Online Introduction only

Registration Fees - Introduction Only

Members: $195.00

Non-Members $395.00

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Expressions of Interest

Please let us know if you are interested in attending the next Giving Expert Evidence workshop being held in your state/territory: