How to begin your career in real estate
How long will it take complete the workplace training programme?
We suggest you complete one assessment per fortnight. If you are able to complete more, that’s fantastic, as long as you keep the momentum going you’ll finish in no time at all.
What is a unit standard?
Unit standards specify what a trainee needs to know, do, and understand for assessment. They are not lesson plans or programmes, but specify outcomes to be achieved.
How long does each unit take?
We suggest you read the assessment first, then preview the study guide to find the answers to any knowledge gaps you may have. In total each unit assessment could take as long as 10-20-hours to complete, and depends on how much you know before you start.
Is this basically like correspondence?
Yes it is. However because you will be working in the industry you will have additional access to skills and knowledge that you can apply to the assessments.
Is your on job training programme similar to what the polytechnics do?
The unit standards are exactly the same. The Skills Organisation develops the unit standards that the polytechnics assess. The delivery method is the difference. The Skills Organisation workplace study guides focus on compliance as we recognise that you will have access to the practical skill base, since you will be working in the industry on a daily basis.
When does your workplace training programme start?
The programme starts the day you receive your study material. Unless your office is running in house training sessions, there are no fixed course dates. This allows you to work at your own pace while you earn. We do give you guidelines as to when each assessment is due to be returned for marking.
Do I have to go to classes?
No. Your branch may offer support workshops or training sessions to support you however the workplace study guides are self-contained and you do not need to attend a class. You may ask your branch manager or agent mentor for support if you are having difficulty.
Can I have a refund?
The refund policy is in the terms and conditions. We do not give refunds outside of this policy.
I have a degree can I get my licence?
Yes if your degree is in schedule three of the licensing regulations. You may be required to do an assessment as well.
What do I need to get started in real estate?
You must complete your National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) prior to applying for your licence as a salesperson. You can do this through The Bayleys Property College.
Can I use my National Diploma in Real Estate to apply for my agent’s licence?
If you achieved your diploma before 2008, you will need to do some extra units to achieve the National Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) (Level 5). This is the new qualification that a person must hold before they apply for an agent's licence.
Can I cross credit my degree?
Yes, if your degree is listed in Schedule three of the Real Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulations 2009. Download and send the application form to The Skills Organisation to process.
If your degree is not listed in Schedule three of the Real Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulations 2009, you will need to do the prescribed qualifications.
I’ve completed the salesperson’s course. Can I apply for my salesperson’s licence?
If you have units numbered 15500, 23134 to 23138, 23140, 23141, and 26148 to 26150, then you have the National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4) and can apply for a salesperson's licence.
If you only have units numbered 23134 to 23138, and 23155, then you will need to complete five extra units to achieve the National Certificate in Real Estate Salesperson (Level 4), before you can apply for a salesperson's licence. If you only have units numbered 4653 to 4660, you will need to complete the new National Certificate in Real Estate (Level 4).