Auctioneer Accreditation

This program is designed to empower students with the necessary expertise to excel as auctioneers in Canberra’s competitive real estate market. Through a blend of theoretical understanding and hands-on practice, students will gain insights into the nuances of conducting successful auctions, comprehending buyer behaviour, navigating legal intricacies, and leveraging technology for effective auction management. 

Units you will study


Undertake pre-auction processes

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary for conducting pre-auction procedures.

It involves devising an auction strategy, communicating with the vendor or sales agent, and verifying contract details and property information.


Conduct and complete sale by auction

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary for overseeing property auctions.

It involves obtaining, understanding, and implementing written instructions for the auction, conducting the auction, and managing the entire process, including handling situations when a property is sold or passed in.


Complete post-auction process and contract execution

This unit outlines the competencies and knowledge necessary for finalizing post-auction procedures and executing contracts.

It involves identifying the successful bidder, verifying their legal status, finalizing contract details, ensuring all necessary signatures are obtained, and maintaining thorough records of the auction.

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.


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 Access Canberra’s complete guide here.   

To achieve an Auction Accreditation, students must
complete the 3 elective VET training program units of competency from CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice mentioned in schedule 2, table 2.2, item 4 (Group D—Auctioneering)  

As per the
Agents (Qualifications and Experience for Licences) Declaration 2022 (No 1) the student must possess either a Class 1 or Class 2 real estate license. Subsequently, they must submit their accreditation application to Access Canberra. 

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.

Contact Us: Reach out to our friendly team to discuss enrolment details, schedules, and any questions you may have, or if you are ready to enrol click here.
The CPD requirements are detailed in the Agents (Continuing Professional Development) Guideline 2022 (No 2).

A Licensed 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 for a Licensed Agent is from the 1st July to 30th June the following year.
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.