So you are looking for a Career in Real Estate in the ACT

So you are looking for a Career in Real Estate in the ACT

by RETS | March 14, 2019
So you are looking for a Career in Real Estate in the ACT

HOW TO BECOME A REAL ESTATE AGENT in the ACT

 A real estate agent acts on behalf of their clients to sell, buy, lease or manage property. The property can be residential, industrial, commercial or vacant land. In order to qualify as an entry level real estate agent in the ACT you must be registered and hold a Registration Certificate.  A Registration Certificate is also referred to as a Salesperson Registration.  To obtain a Registration Certificate you must complete a Statement of Attainment course through a Registered Training Organisation. If you wish to operate your own real estate agency, you will need to become a Licencee, by completing a real estate licensing course and lodging your application with the regulatory body in your state/territory.

To become a real estate agent in the ACT, you need to complete the Registration Certificate as the entry level short course. It is comprised of five units of study, and upon completion and receipt of your Statement of Attainment, you can apply to Access Canberra for registration to work in the industry.   This must be done prior to commencing work in the sector. In the ACT there is also a Conditional Registration, this registration is valid for a maximum of twelve months and only while the person remains employed by the same agent and remains enrolled in the course.

 When applying with Access Canberra for the Registration; you will also need to satisfy other criteria as required by Access Canberra; such as –a police certificate and a public notification. Other eligibility requirements are:

  • is an adult (an individual who is at least 18 years old);
  • has the required qualifications; and,
  • is not disqualified

Refer Access Canberra for details: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1907#!tabs-3

The five units for study for your entry level qualification are:

 Units of Study for the Registration Certificate:

CPPDSM4080A - Work in the real estate industry
CPPDSM4009 - Interpret legislation to complete work in the property 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
CPPDSM4015B - Minimise agency and consumer risk

Career Opportunities

With a Registration Certificate / Salesperson Certificate, you can perform most of the same duties as a fully Licenced Agent but you must be employed by an Agent or Principal. In other words, you can list, sell, appraise property, rent and market property.

There are plenty of opportunities to choose interesting areas of specialisation. Some of the jobs you might undertake as an agent include: 

  • Salesperson selling property on behalf of vendors
  • Property Manager looking after rental properties on behalf of landlords
  • Office Manager or support staff in a Real Estate Office

Support
When you sign up to undertake a course with RETSyou will be assigned a tutor who can help and assist you with any questions you have during the course. Your tutor is available by phone or email.

Recognition of Prior Learning
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 RETS . 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.

To enrol in the ACT Certificate courses click here