REAL ESTATE AGENT LICENCE

Our curriculum encompasses all the fundamental elements essential for success in the real estate industry. Whether it is comprehending legislation and regulations, navigating trust account transactions, or mastering effective marketing strategies, our program assists you to acquire a robust foundation for building a sustainable, long-term career in this sector. 

Units you will study

To meet the educational requirements to apply for a licence, competency must be demonstrated in a total of 19 units of competency comprising of: 5 core units, 5 Elective Units Group A – Residential Property Sales, 5 Elective Units Group B – Residential Property Management, and 4 General Electives

CORE UNITS

CPPREP4001 Prepare for professional practice in real estate
CPPREP4002 Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
CPPREP4003 Access and interpret legislation in real estate
CPPREP4004 Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate
CPPREP4005 Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts

CPPREP4001 Prepare for professional practice in real estate
This unit provides an introduction to understanding the personal and legal obligations required in the real estate industry. It aims to provide a thorough understanding of business structures, regulatory frameworks, codes of practice and pathways for professional development within the real estate industry. This unit is intended for people already employed or aspiring to enter the real estate industry.


CPPREP4002 Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate

This unit provides an introduction to working ethically in the real estate industry. By adhering to ethical standards, professionals in real estate can minimise financial and reputational risks, ensure compliance with consumer protection regulations, and address ethical dilemmas effectively. This unit is intended for people already employed or aspiring to enter the real estate industry.


CPPREP4003 Access and interpret legislation in real estate
This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to recognise, obtain, and interpret applicable legislation in the real estate industry. It involves acquiring an understanding of the legislative structure, its components, and how legislation influences real estate operations. This unit is applicable to individuals currently employed in or aspiring to enter the real estate industry. It becomes especially important when individuals intend to transition to a different state or territory or provide varied real estate services.


CPPREP4004 Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate
This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge needed to create marketing and communication strategies tailored to the real estate industry. It involves comprehending various marketing and communication techniques, defining the types, significance, and objectives of different communication approaches, and crafting a personal profile suitable for marketing and communication in real estate. This unit is intended for people already employed or aspiring to enter the real estate industry.


CPPREP4005 Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts
This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge needed when working with real estate trust accounts, within existing agency controls.

Elective Units Group A - Residential Property Sales

CPPREP4101 Appraise property for sale or lease
CPPREP4102 Market property
CPPREP4103 Establish vendor relationships
CPPREP4104 Establish buyer relationships
CPPREP4105 Sell property

CPPREP4101 Appraise property for sale or lease
This unit outlines the competencies and understanding necessary to assess residential properties for sale or lease.
It involves choosing appropriate appraisal methods and suggesting the appropriate sale or lease price for the property.
This unit does not include conducting a formal property valuation.
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.


CPPREP4102 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.


CPPREP4103 Establish vendor relationships
This unit outlines the competencies and understanding needed to cultivate vendor relationships to facilitate property sales.
It encompasses planning strategies to secure property listings, confirming vendor requirements and expectations, delivering a listing presentation, finalising a listing agreement, and organising ongoing communication and record-keeping related to vendor relationships.
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.


CPPREP4104 Establish buyer relationships
This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to create, foster, and oversee constructive relationships with buyers.
It involves understanding the needs and expectations of buyers, aligning these with available properties, and sustaining relationships and records of interaction throughout the purchasing process.
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.


CPPREP4105 Sell property
This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to facilitate property sales through various methods such as private treaty, auction, and negotiations. It involves preparing properties for sale, mediating negotiations between sellers and buyers, and overseeing the completion of contracts. This unit is relevant for individuals currently employed in or aspiring to work in real estate, leveraging their understanding of legislative requirements, ethical standards, and consumer preferences to manage real estate operations.

Elective Units Group B - Residential Property Management

CPPREP4121 Establish landlord relationships
CPPREP4122 Manage tenant relationships
CPPREP4123 Manage tenancy
CPPREP4124 End tenancy
CPPREP4125 Transact in trust accounts

CPPREP4121 Establish landlord relationships
This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to cultivate landlord relationships to facilitate property management.
It encompasses establishing agreements with landlords to provide residential property management services and maintaining these relationships, including documentation of interactions.


CPPREP4122 Manage tenant relationships

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to initiate tenant relationships within property management.

It involves addressing tenant inquiries, establishing tenant profiles, matching tenants with suitable properties, aligning landlord and tenant expectations, managing relationships, and documenting interactions.


CPPREP4123 Manage tenancy

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge needed to oversee a tenancy.
It involves maintaining timely and efficient communication with tenants, landlords, and other involved parties, as well as managing rent payments, arrears, inspections, repairs, maintenance, lease renewals, rent adjustments, and breaches of tenancy agreements.


CPPREP4124 End tenancy

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary to conclude a tenancy.
It involves identifying situations in which tenancy agreements may be terminated, the procedures and documentation required to end such agreements, the processes for re-letting properties, and the potential challenges that may arise from terminating tenancy agreements.


CPPREP4125 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.

General Elective Units

CPPREP4506 Manage off site and lone worker safety in real estate
CPPREP5006 Manage operational finances in the property industry
CPPREP5010 Manage customer service activities in the property industry
CPPREP4503 Present at hearings

CPPREP4506 Manage off site and lone worker safety in real estate
This unit outlines the skills and knowledge necessary to establish, uphold, and assess safety protocols for offsite and lone workers within a real estate agency setting. It includes implementing safety measures, conducting risk assessments, providing training, and continually evaluating and improving safety practices to ensure the well-being of employees working remotely or independently.


CPPREP5006 Manage operational finances in the property industry

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and evaluate agency operational finances within the property industry. It encompasses tasks such as budgeting, financial analysis, expense tracking, revenue management, and financial reporting. Additionally, it includes understanding financial regulations and compliance standards relevant to the property sector. Mastery of these competencies ensures efficient financial operations and strategic decision-making within property agencies.


CPPREP5010 Manage customer service activities in the property industry

This unit delineates the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for analysing, supervising, and evaluating customer service activities within the property industry. It encompasses tasks such as understanding customer needs, implementing service strategies, managing client interactions, and measuring customer satisfaction to ensure excellence in service delivery.


CPPREP4503 Present at hearings

This unit outlines the necessary abilities and understanding to effectively present oneself in front of a tribunal member. It encompasses tasks such as preparing for hearings, adhering to hearing protocols, engaging in conciliation sessions, and delivering presentations during hearings.

Program Fees and Timeframe

 

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$1,500 

24/7 Access to your online learning platform 

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Fortnightly Friday support workshops (10am-12pm) 

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Fortnightly  Friday tutorials 

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12 Months mentor program 

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1st year CPD for free 

 

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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 12 months.   

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

FAQ

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.
 
Queensland Office of Fair Trading is the state licensing regulator for property agents QLD. Under the legislation it is a legal requirement that you study as a minimum the prescribed units. There is eligibility requirements set by the licensing regulator and we recommend all prospective students read this link to QLD Office of Fair Trading’s guidelines prior to enrolment with us.  

This training program doesn’t have specific educational entry requirements however to be eligible to become a Registered Real Estate Salesperson or Agent there are restrictions of eligibility as follows:
 
  • be 18 or older 
  • pass the required training programs. 
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.
RPL is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised. You need to let us know that you want to apply for RPL at the time of application by indicating this on the application for enrolment form in the relevant section. There is a charge for RPL, and this can be viewed in the ‘Fees and Refunds’ section of the student handbook.  

Credit transfer
is a formal recognition of previous studies and can help to reduce the duration of your training program, as well as fees. You may apply for a credit transfer for as many units as you like. There is no charge to apply for a credit transfer, but you need to let us know that you want to apply for this at the enrolment stage. You will need to provide a certified copy of your certificate either issued by another education provider or an authenticated VET transcript issued by the USI Registrar. You will be granted “Credit Transfer” so long as Archer Institute can verify your transcript.   

How much does it cost to apply for RPL?
  There is no cost to complete Part A of the RPL booklet. However, if you decide to proceed to Part B and C, there is a one-off application fee of $200 per training program plus an assessment fee of $100 per unit for Certificate IV level. 
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.