For licensing purposes, the work of a buyer’s agent restricts the holder of the licence to acting as an agent for a prospective purchaser of residential housing or land only. (Section 3 of the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002 ).
All students can apply for RPL. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a form of assessment that acknowledges the full range of an individual's skills and knowledge, irrespective of how they have been acquired.These skills may map across to the competency units. If you feel you may be eligible for RPL contact the RETS office. We will send you an RPL Kit which you can complete and send back to the office. Your tutor will then assess your material against the competencies. If you are successful you will not need to complete those units and will be issued a Statement of Attainment. There is no additional cost for RPL.
You must have experience in real estate and/or your Certificate of Registration prior to commencing this course. RETS strongly suggests that you have had some experience in real estate or are currently working in real estate, as some of the assessments are workplace based, or refer to a real estate workplace.
RETS runs its buyers agent course in a distance/correspondence mode - you are emailed your workbooks and assessments.
RETS gives you 12 months to complete this course, though you can complete it sooner. If you were to work on this course full-time you would complete it in an average of 6 weeks. If students go over the 12 month timeframe they may need to re-enrol and additional payment may be required. This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
You will have assessments to complete throughout the course. These are marked using competency based assessment – that is you are either competent or not competent. If you are completing your course by hard copy you will need to post your assessments in.
Upon enrolment you will be designated a tutor who can help and assist you with any problems or questions you may have. Your tutor is available by phone or email - weekdays 9am to 6pm and weekends 11am – 3pm (access given to all students to the RETS tutor hotline) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETS is happy to discuss a payment plan for completion of this course
Payment - if you wish to pay now: