Our comprehensive, carefully crafted curriculum covers all the essentials you need to thrive in the real estate industry. From understanding legislation and regulations to managing trust account transactions and marketing strategies, we ensure you gain a solid foundation for a sustainable long-term career in the sector.

Units you will study


Prepare for professional practice in real estate

Unlock the secrets to success as you explore the ins and outs of real estate business structures, regulatory frameworks, and professional development pathways. From understanding the intricate codes of practice to staying ahead of industry trends, this training program is your key to mastering the art of real estate professionalism.


Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate

Embark on a transformative learning experience with our captivating program focused on ethical practices in real estate. Discover the essential skills and knowledge required to work ethically and navigate the complex terrain of ethical standards within the real estate industry.


Access and interpret legislation in real estate

This comprehensive unit is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively identify, access, and interpret legislation pertinent to your role in real estate. Gain a deep understanding of the legislative framework, its structure, and how legislation influences day-to-day operations within the real estate field.


Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate

Learn the secrets of effective marketing methods and communication strategies as you delve into the intricacies of conveying the type, value, and purpose of various communication activities. This unit empowers you to develop a personalized profile that will set you apart in the competitive world of real estate marketing.


Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts

This unit focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage real estate trust accounts while adhering to established agency controls. It covers essential aspects of handling financial transactions related to real estate within a framework of industry-specific regulations and guidelines. Individuals undertaking this unit will gain insights into the proper procedures and controls associated with real estate trust accounts.


Market property

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to promote properties for sale or lease. 

It involves understanding property appraisal reports, negotiating a marketing plan with clients, creating marketing materials, acquiring resources, executing marketing strategies, utilising agency data to target markets, assessing the effectiveness of the plan and activities, and reporting on their efficiency.

This unit is intended for people already employed or aspiring to enter the real estate industry, utilising their knowledge of legislative compliance, ethical standards, and consumer preferences to oversee real estate operations.


Transact in trust accounts

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary for handling transactions within real estate trust accounts.

It involves understanding the purpose and various types of property trust accounts, implementing agency controls for specific transactions within these accounts, reconciling and reporting on transactions, and maintaining accurate records.

This unit is applicable to individuals currently employed in or seeking roles in real estate that involve managing transactions within trust accounts.

Note: Based on industry consultation our Assistant Agent Training Program includes 2 additional units beyond what is required with the state licensing regulator. This is to ensure our students are job ready when entering the real estate sector. If you continue on to study the class 2 licence you will be granted “Credit transfer”  for the 2 additional units you previously studied.

Program Fees and Timeframe







24/7 Access to your online learning platform 



Fortnightly Friday support workshops (10am-12pm) 



12 Months mentor program 



3 day Face to face workshop 



Student Portal

Assessment delivery, trainer feedback and marking are completed online within your dedicated student portal. Your portal is also your direct line of communication with your trainer or our support team.

Program timeframe

The time it takes to complete the program can vary depending on several factors, including prior study, availability, and work commitments.  

Typically, students can finish this training program in approximately 7 days.

At Archer Institute, all training programs follow a continuous admission process, and students have up to two years to successfully complete the program.


Put your knowledge into practice with real-world scenarios and hands-on exercises. Our training programs go beyond theory, ensuring you are well-prepared for the day-to-day realities of working in real estate.

Benefit from the wealth of knowledge and practical insights offered by industry experts with extensive real-world experience. Our trainers and assessors are equipped to impart valuable hands-on knowledge, ensuring you're well-prepared for the dynamic landscape of the real estate field. Gain insights from trainers actively engaged in the sector, providing you with relevant and up-to-date expertise.
Access Canberra is the state licensing regulator for property agents ACT. Under the legislation it is a legal requirement that you study as a minimum the prescribed units. There are eligibility requirements set by the licensing regulator and we recommend all prospective students read this link to Access Canberra’s guidelines prior to enrolment with us.

Only individuals may be registered as assistant agents.

This training program doesn’t have specific educational entry requirements however to be eligible to apply for assistant agent registration through Access Canberra, you need to:
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have the qualifications for the registration you’re applying for
  • have not been disqualified from registration.
A list of reasons a person is disqualified is at section 51 of the Act. Reasons include past offences, bankruptcy, and individual incapacity.

Generally, if a person is disqualified the Commissioner for Fair Trading will refuse the registration. In the case of disqualification due to bankruptcy or insolvency, if the Commissioner is satisfied a person took all reasonable steps to avoid it, the registration may be granted.

Archer Institute delivers the educational requirements only and does not guarantee or have any control over any states licensing authority granting any prospective student registration.
To enrol you will need to complete an LLND (Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy) activity prior to commencing the program. This is to ensure you have the adequate skills and knowledge to progress through your training program and that we can also support you should it be identified you have an LLND area of concern.

You will also need to provide a USI (Unique Student Identifier). The USI is a unique code assigned to you that consolidates your training records into a single online record. It's mandatory for those undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. If you need to register for a USI, you can do so here.
The CPD requirements are detailed in the Agents (Continuing Professional Development) Guideline 2022 (No 2).  

An Assistant Agent must complete 12 points of continuing professional development per 12 months comprising of  Category (3) eight points and Category (1 or 2) 4 points for a total of 12 annual points. The CPD year is from 1st November to 31st October the following year.
During the first 12 months of your registration you must also complete five additional units. The additional five units will depend on the type of assistant agent registration you are planning to apply for, either:

Assistant real estate agent  -  Group A  from CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice.
Assistant real estate agent  -  Group B  from CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice.

Important - Occupational disciplinary action will be taken should you fail to complete this training within the prescribed 12-month period and may result in the suspension or cancellation of your registration.
Help request tickets: Communicate with your trainer using our help request ticket accessed through our student portal.  
Support workshops:
We offer fortnightly online support sessions. These sessions are delivered on a drop in basis and attendance is voluntary   
Phone support:
You can call during business hours and speak directly to a trainer.