Certificate of Registration (NSW)
Are you looking for a career in real estate?
The Certificate of Registration is comprised of four (4) units of competency which are recognised by NSW Fair Trading. Any person looking to sell or lease property in NSW (this includes giving advice or information on property) must have competently completed these units. When you have successfully completed these units and received your Statements of Attainment you can submit them to NSW Fair Trading, where they will then issue you with the Certificate of Registration (conditions apply – see www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au for more information).
NSW Fair Trading does not issue provisional Certificates, so if you want to work in the industry you must complete your Certificate before you commence work.
The Certificate of Registration course for the real estate sector comprises of four units of competency. The units are:
- CPPDSM4080A - Work in the real estate industry
- CPPDSM4007A - Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
- CPPDSM4008A - Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
- CPPDSM3019B - Communicate with clients as part of agency operations
Are there any specific entry requirements?
The only entry requirement of this course is that you have a NSW School Certificate (Yr 10) or equivalent. To actually gain your certificate of registration from NSW Fair Trading you must be 16 years of age see www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au . If you need language, literacy or numeracy support please see our Student Handbook for further information.
How can you complete the course?
RETS runs this course as follows:
Blended learning/Online - you can access all learning material online and complete most of your assessments over the net in your own time. Your tutor can track your progress through the course, assisting you via the online student messaging system. You also have access to the RETS tutor hotline seven days a week. For system requirements please click here and view FAQ's.
Hard copy, Printed Material - RETS supplies you with all the materials and assessments in booklet form for you to undertake the course in your own time, with the support of a seven day tutor hotline.
How long will it take?
RETS gives you six 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 4-6 days. If students go over the 6 month timeframe they will need to apply for an extension to their enrolment and pay an extension fee of $110 (incl GST). This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
How am I assessed?
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.Upon commencement of the course you will receive a Student Assessment Information Booklet which explains assessment in more detail. If you would like a copy of this Booklet prior to enrolment please contact our office and we will email one through.
If you are completing your course by hard copy you will need to post your assessments in. If you are completing your course on-line most assessments will be submitted through the on-line system (some assessments including completion of agency documentation need to be submitted via post). You will also be required to complete a verbal assessment via Skype or over the phone as part of the assessment for this course.
Your assessor will mark your assessments and provide feedback as you go. There is a maximum 7 to 10 day turn around for all marking. Our assessors try to assess your work faster than this and you may find your work is being assessed every few days.
What if I need help?
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 .
What do I get when I have finished?
Upon succcessful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units listed above.
How much does it cost?
On-line $475 (GST free)
Hard-copy $525 (GST free)
Payment - if you wish to pay now: