Course Description

Become a licensed real estate agent in Victoria

This course is a nationally recognised TAFE qualification, and it satisfies the educational real estate registration and licensing requirements in Victoria.

Designed to deliver you a comprehensive roadmap to the world of real estate, the course features units in:

  • Property appraisal
  • Marketing properties for sale
  • Preparing properties for auction
  • Leasing properties
  • Negotiating property transactions
  • Legal and ethical requirements of property management
  • Preparing property reports
  • Selling properties by private treaty
  • Managing a real estate agency

This real estate certificate is structured into ‘milestones’ which allow you to apply for and receive your Victorian Agent's Representative Certificate, Victorian Real Estate Licence and the nationally recognised property services qualification as you move through the course.

Once you have completed this course you could be qualified to work as a registered real estate sales agent, a licensed real estate agent or you could even run your own real estate agency in Victoria.

Importantly, when you study online with Open Colleges you have the freedom to fit study around your life. There are no classes to attend and no deadlines, you simply work through the course in your own time and at your own pace. 

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE.

Potential career outcomes

  • Property Manager
  • Property Officer
  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Real Estate Sales Assistant
Course number E1172
Qualification name CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case Studies, Multiple Choice Questions, Portfolio of Evidence, Presentations, Scenario-Based Question , Short-Answer Questions, Written Reports
Awarded by
  • North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010)

Become a licensed real estate agent in Victoria

This course is a nationally recognised TAFE qualification, and it satisfies the educational real estate registration and licensing requirements in Victoria.

Designed to deliver you a comprehensive roadmap to the world of real estate, the course features units in:

  • Property appraisal
  • Marketing properties for sale
  • Preparing properties for auction
  • Leasing properties
  • Negotiating property transactions
  • Legal and ethical requirements of property management
  • Preparing property reports
  • Selling properties by private treaty
  • Managing a real estate agency

This real estate certificate is structured into ‘milestones’ which allow you to apply for and receive your Victorian Agent's Representative Certificate, Victorian Real Estate Licence and the nationally recognised property services qualification as you move through the course.

Once you have completed this course you could be qualified to work as a registered real estate sales agent, a licensed real estate agent or you could even run your own real estate agency in Victoria.

Importantly, when you study online with Open Colleges you have the freedom to fit study around your life. There are no classes to attend and no deadlines, you simply work through the course in your own time and at your own pace. 

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. Modules 1 to 4 have been released and are available. The remaining Modules for this course will be available for release on the following dates:

  • Module 5: September 2016
  • Module 6: September 2016
  • Module 7: October 2016
  • Module 8: November 2016
  • Module 9: December 2016
Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

 

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.

Agent's Representative (part 1)

  • Develop knowledge of estate agency operations 
  • Interpret and comply with legislative and agency requirements 
  • Model ethical practice 
  • Identify industry employment requirements
  • Develop knowledge of property sales 
  • Develop knowledge of sales process 
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of sales personnel 

Agent's Representative (part 2)

  • Apply knowledge of property management 
  • Develop knowledge of property management process 
  • Handle moneys 
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of agency personnel in property management 

List and market properties for sale

Complete the sale

  • Conduct auction
  • Establish buyer requirements 
  • Confirm engagement of agency by buyer 
  • Source properties that meet buyer requirements 
  • Negotiate purchase of property on behalf of buyer 
  • Monitor settlement of sale 
  • Maintain communication with relevant parties 

List and market properties for lease

Property management

Communication

Legal

Finance

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, undertake a range of written assessments and engage in online discussion forums. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.
As such, entry to the course requires English proficiency to Year 11 level or equivalent:

  • A qualification at the Certificate III level or
  • 2 years of work experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Some assessments require learners to record audio/video. This can be achieved by engaging up to two colleagues in the workplaced or with friends, family and other learners to record this via various means such as Skype.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Compressing image files.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by North Coast TAFE.

Darren Pearce

Darren Pearce is a real estate professional with over 25 years’ experience, and his long and successful career continues to grow to new heights with an amazing record of achievements. He is a fully licensed estate agent, has a Diploma in Business, is a long standing member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria and a trained auctioneer.

Darren has had a career which has seen him at the top of his profession for many years. He is a highly sought after source of advice for other estate agents, clients and friends. He is also often quoted in the national newspapers such as The Age, The Australian Financial Review and The Leader, and has even appeared on popular TV shows including Hot Property and the MPV property show talking about the industry.

Darren has worked and managed some of Melbourne’s largest and most prestigious real estate companies giving him a broad knowledge of real estate across Melbourne. His business acumen and outstanding results are testament to his attention to detail and management ethics. 

When away from the office he enjoys a friendly round of golf, cheering on Carlton or just playing with his kids in the garden.

 

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