Which course is the right one for me?

Registration Certificate / Agents Representative

The Registration Certificate (QLD & NSW) or Agent Representative Course (VIC) is required by law to work in the real estate industry under a fully licensed agent or agency. It is the minimum requirement and usually considered the entry-level qualification.

This certificate will allow you to work as a Salesperson, Property Manager or even in an assistant/administrative role in an established agency.

Upgrade from Registration Certificate / Agents Representative to Full Licence

The Upgrade from Certificate to Licence course is for those who hold the units from the CPP40307 package for their Registration Certificate (QLD & NSW) or Agents Representative Course (VIC).

This course is generally for people currently working in the industry who want to to own or manage a real estate agency.

As long as you hold the relevant units for your Registration Certificate (QLD & NSW) or Agents Representative Course (VIC) from the CPP40307 package then the upgrade course covers the remaining subjects required to qualify for the full licence.

Full Licence Course

The Licensee/Principal Agents course is what you require by law to own or manage your own Real Estate agency or work for yourself without the need to be working with an established agency.

This licence will allow you to work in sales, property management or as a resident letting agent and covers up to 24 units of competency from the CPP40307 package depending on each states requirements.

There are no pre-requisites for this course however in Victoria you need to register as an Agents Representative with Victoria Consumer Affairs for 12 months before they will grant you a Full Licence.

For more information regarding licencing requirements please contact the following based on your state

QLD Office of Fair Trading

NSW Office of Fair Trading

VIC Consumer Affairs

Are your courses nationally accredited and recognised?

Yes! National Real Estate Learning is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #40998) delivering nationally accredited courses in real estate across Australia. You can find our more information by visiting training.gov.au.

Why should I choose National Real Estate Learning?

NREL is a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation delivering high quality, online real estate courses (RTO #40998).

NREL fastrack online courses are the quickest, most cost effective way to obtain your real estate qualification in Australia.

There is plenty of support available for you. You can contact our assessing team throughout the course via our online ticketing system.

NREL’s interactive online web-based platform means that you can use most mobile devices (that can connect to the internet) to access the training platform and learning materials.

NREL uses the most up-to-date training methods and technology for course delivery. Our trainers and assessors are current industry professionals and continuously update learning content to reflect current industry standards and legislation.

NREL offers self-paced learning and allows students the flexibility to study anywhere, at anytime.

Online versus classroom training - Which should I choose?

Online training gives you the freedom and flexibility to study in a way that suits your current life/work balance. NREL provides an online training environment that is similar to being in class, without the inconvenience of taking time off work.

What style of training you choose is dependent on your learning style. In-class training does allow students to interact face-to-face with a trainer however this service is virtually available to students via NREL’s online message board system.

What if I really need help with the assessment questions?

We are here to help you throughout the course. Our assessors are available to answer any questions you have via our online ticketing system. If you are struggling with a question or the course content, an assessor will be able to point you in the right direction. The course is competency based so you will need to complete the coursework independently as much as possible. There is no in-class training involved so students will need to study the learning materials and answer the assessment questions based on their comprehension.

What is the difference between a Registration/Agents Representative Certificate and a Full Licence?

A Registration Certificate/Agents Representative Certificate allows you to work in real estate as a Sales Agent, Property Manager or Administrator under a fully licenced agent or agency. It is the minimum requirement to work in the industry in order for you to have contact with customers regarding any real estate enquiries.

The Full Agent Licence is required if you intend to manage/own an agency or to work independently. We recommend you contact Office of Fair Trading (NSW & QLD) or Consumer Affairs (VIC) to clarify exactly what qualification you are required to hold.

Can I upgrade my current Registration/Agents Representative Course to a Full Licence Course?

For those who have the Registration Certificate (QLD & NSW) or Agents Representative (VIC) with the units from the CPP40307 package, NREL offers the Upgrade course to take these units and upgrade to the Full Licence Course for each state. As long as you can provide your statement of attainment for your previous studies we are able to assess it and provide course credits.

Can I use my certificate or licence in another state or territory?

Each state has their own training requirements so you cannot automatically work interstate. You may be able to apply for mutual recognition but you will need to contact the Office of Fair Trading to determine if you are eligible.

ACT   –  www.ors.act.gov.au

NSW –  www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

NT    –  www.nt.gov.au

QLD –  www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au

SA   –  www.cbs.sa.gov.au

TAS –  www.propertyagentsboard.com.au

VIC –  www.consumer.vic.gov.au

WA –  www.commerce.wa.gov.au

Are there any pre-course requirements?

Although there are no prerequisites to enrol into our courses, we recommend you contact the Office of Fair Trading (NSW & QLD) or Consumer Affairs (VIC) to determine whether you are eligible to have your application approved once your course is completed. Eligibility criteria may include:

  • be 18 years or over (you can be under 18 to complete courses however)
  • be a suitable person
  • have completed the required training units through a registered training organisation for your desired qualification (Registration Certificate Vs Full Licence)
  • unfortunately, we are not Cricos Registered and are therefore unable to enrol people in Australia on a Student Visa

How can I view NREL’s policies?

To view our policies, please see NREL’s Student Handbook. We recommend you take the time to read through this information before enrolling into a course.

How long do I have to complete my course?

Each course has a different allocated time frame to complete it in. See below for your course and its allocated time frame.

Queensland

Registration Certificate Course – 6 months
Upgrade from Certificate to Full Licence Course – 12 months
Full Agent Licence / Principal Licensee Course – 12 months

New South Wales

Registration Certificate Course – 6 months
Upgrade from Registration Certificate to Certificate IV In Property Services (Real Estate) – 24 months
Certificate IV In Property Services (Real Estate) – 24 months

Victoria

Agents Representative Course – 6 months
Upgrade from Agents Representative Certificate to Certificate IV In Property Services (Real Estate) – 24 months
Certificate IV In Property Services (Real Estate) – 24 months

What is my Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

Before you get started, you will need to know your Unique Student Identifier or USI. The USI is a unique number issued by the Australian government and allocated to you to keep track of all your nationally recognised training activities. It is a requirement that we collect this information during registration so your courses with NREL can be added to your training record.

Creating a USI is free. It creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime and anywhere, and it’s your for life. If you don’t have a USI, or have forgotten your USI, please click here to register or recover it. You will not be able to commence your training until you have provided your USI.

Do you offer RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)?

We may offer RPL to address your training needs however this is dependent on your circumstances. Please contact NREL at info@nrel.com.au to discuss your options.

How is the course graded?

All real estate courses are competency based. It is crucial that you read through all the learning materials and take the time to fully comprehend the units of competency you are studying. You will then need to answer the assessment questions and complete tasks based on your understanding of the learning materials. The assessing team is available to help you if you get stuck on something however you will need to complete the bulk of the assessments independently.

What if I submit an incorrect answer?

There is plenty of online support available. If you do submit an answer that is marked as incorrect, the assessing team will notify you via email, provide you with feedback if necessary and you can resubmit your answers as many times as needed, completely free of charge!

How quickly will my work be graded?

Standard Grading
To activate the grading of your course please follow the below instructions

  1. Complete ALL course assessment and submit into the student portal
  2. Click the ‘Send a Message’ tab in your course
  3. Tick the box ‘I just wanted to let you know I’ve completed my course and it’s ready for marking.’ followed by clicking ‘Send’
  4. Once you have done this the trainers will send you a confirmation that your grading has been activated and all grading will be completed within 7 business days.

Priority Grading
If you have paid for priority grading please follow the below instructions

  1. Complete ALL course assessment and submit into the student portal
  2. Click the ‘Send a Message’ tab in your course
  3. Tick the box ‘I just wanted to let you know I’ve completed my course and it’s ready for marking.’ And in the text box write ‘I have paid for Priority Grading’ followed by clicking ‘Send’
  4. Once you have done this the trainers will send you a confirmation that your grading has been activated and all grading will be completed within the outlined time for priority grading relevant to your course

Submitting Statement of Attainment for RPL to be graded
If you are submitting a statement of attainment in place of assessment in order to be granted RPL for course units you follow the same process as the standard grading. Do not wait for this to be marked off before starting the rest of your course.

How to check your grades
Go to your student portal and click into your course
Go to the bar at the top of the page and click ‘admin’ and then click ‘grades’

Resubmissions

When your work has been graded it will come back with ‘COMPETENT’ (you have passed and no longer need to work on this assessment) or ‘NOT YET COMPETENT’ (you need to go back, re-attempt and resubmit your work).
**NOTE** If you are resubmitting multiple assessments per day simply notify the trainers once when they are all submitted.

Standard Grading
To activate the grading of your resubmissions once all of your work has been graded please follow the below instructions

  1. Once you have re-attempted your assessment item, submit it into the student portal
  2. Click the ‘Send a Message’ tab in your course
  3. Write in the text box ‘I have resubmitted my work for grading’
  4. Once you have done this your resubmissions will be graded within 7 business days
  5. Repeat for all re-submissions required

Priority Grading

If you have paid for priority grading, to activate the grading of your resubmissions once all of your work has been graded please follow the below instructions

  1. Once you have re-attempted your assessment item, submit it into the student portal
  2. Click the ‘Send a Message’ tab in your course
  3. Write in the text box ‘I have resubmitted my work for grading’ and press ‘send’
  4. Once you have done this your resubmissions will be graded within the outlined time for priority grading relevant to your course
  5. Repeat for all re-submissions required

Priority Grading turn-around time

  • Registration Certificate / Agents Representative Certificate –1-2 business days
  • Upgrade to Full Licence Course – $75 for a 2-3 business days
  • Full Licence Course – $110 for a 3-business days

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. If the ‘Grading Activation’ process is not followed correctly your work will be marked within the trainers rotation in no strict order or time-frame
  2. PRIORITY GRADING – If more than 70% of your work is deemed “NOT YET COMPETENT” your priority grading will be downgraded back to standard grading and you will need to either pay your fee again or wait the standard 7 business days for your grading. No refunds will be applicable if priority grading is downgraded.
  3. Priority grading and standard grading are activated once ALL assessment items have been completed and submitted, not as each is submitted. The trainers will mark your assessments as you submit them but within no specific timeframe.

Examples of a 2 business day turnaround

– If you submit an assessment at 3pm on a Monday, it will be marked (at the latest) by 5pm Wednesday.

Can I enrol as an international student?

We do not currently deliver training to international students who are on student visas.