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Assessment is an integral part of the learning process with many of the courses offered through REIWA Training.

Assessments may take various forms including, but not limited to:

  • Written Tests
  • Workplace Projects
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
  • Role Plays
  • Simulations
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio

REIWA Training is required to meet stringent quality requirements in the conduct of all assessments and is committed to ensuring valid and reliable assessment of achievements against industry competency standards.

REIWA Training has carefully constructed and developed assessment resources to be user friendly to students and meet all quality requirements. Assessment results are expressed as either Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).

If you are considered 'NYC', you will be provided with feedback by your assessor and given instructions on resubmission. The number of resubmissions allowed is dependent on the particular unit and if you are still deemed NYC you may then be required to re-enrol into the unit. Re-enrolment incurs the full cost of the course or unit. Information on how to submit assessments is provided with each course or unit.

All assessment submissions are logged and tracked within our database. Assessment decisions may take up to 20 working days dependent on the complexity and quantity of submissions.

Assessment process flowchart

During your studies with us, you will be undertaking assessment to demonstrate your competency against the units you are studying. You have the right to appeal an assessment decision, where you feel you have appropriate grounds.

We will ensure that you have access to a fair and equitable process for lodging an appeal regarding an assessment decision. Our commitment to you is that we will:

  • have written procedures in place for collecting and dealing with your appeal in a constructive and timely manner
  • ensure that these procedures are communicated to all staff, consultants and clients
  • ensure that all necessary procedures, relevant documentation and resources are in place to enable you to submit an appeal
  • ensure that each appeal and its outcome is recorded in writing
  • ensure that each appeal is heard by an independent person or panel
  • ensure that you have the opportunity to formally present your case
  • ensure you are provided with a written statement of the appeal outcomes, including reasons for the decision.

You need to lodge your assessment appeal within 14 days of the date of the assessment result notification to you. We will make every effort to resolve appeals in a timely manner and dependent on the complexity, appeals will normally be resolved within a 10 working day period.

Appeal outcomes may include:

  • appeal is upheld
  • appeal is rejected
  • you are recommended for re-assessment at no fee.

Appeals lodgement form

Valid grounds for an appeal against an assessment decision (where you feel the assessment decision is incorrect) could include the following:

  • the judgement as to whether competency has been achieved and demonstrated was made incorrectly
  • the judgement was not made in accordance with the Assessment Plan. Alleged bias of the assessor
  • alleged competence of the assessor
  • alleged wrong advice from the assessor regarding the assessment process
  • alleged inappropriate assessment process for the particular competency.

REIWA Training distributes different types of certification documents, depending on the course completed.

Diploma award - qualification testamur and record of results

A Qualification testamur is awarded to a student who completes all of the required competencies for that qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification that will be accepted by other Registered Training Organisations throughout Australia.

Record of Results statement accompanies a full qualification and lists all of the units of competency that have been achieved in fulfilment of the award of the qualification.

REIWA Training awards a qualification testamur and supporting record of results for the CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management).

Qualification testamurs and records of results will be issued to you within 30 calendar days of your final assessment completion or upon exiting the training course.

Registration course award - statement of attainment

A Statement of Attainment is awarded to a student who completes at least one unit of competency towards a full qualification, but does not complete all of the units required to receive award of the full qualification.

REIWA Training awards Statements of Attainment to students undertaking the part qualification required for sales and property management registration.

We also award Statements of Attainment to those students who have partially completed the CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management).

Statements of Attainment will be issued to you within 30 calendar days of your final assessment completion or upon exiting the training course.

CPD courses - record of completion

A Record of Completion is prepared for each participant in a professional development training course that attracts Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) points. The document may be provided immediately after the conclusion of a professional development event, posted to the participant or provided by email.

A Qualification testamur is awarded to a student who completes all of the required competencies for that qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification that will be accepted by other Registered Training Organisations throughout Australia.

Record of Results statement accompanies a full qualification and lists all of the units of competency that have been achieved in fulfilment of the award of the qualification.

REIWA Training awards a qualification testamur and supporting record of results for the CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management).

Qualification testamurs and records of results will be issued to you within 30 calendar days of your final assessment completion or upon exiting the training course.

A Statement of Attainment is awarded to a student who completes at least one unit of competency towards a full qualification, but does not complete all of the units required to receive award of the full qualification.

REIWA Training awards Statements of Attainment to students undertaking the part qualification required for sales and property management registration.

We also award Statements of Attainment to those students who have partially completed the CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management).

Statements of Attainment will be issued to you within 30 calendar days of your final assessment completion or upon exiting the training course.

A Record of Completion is prepared for each participant in a professional development training course that attracts Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) points. The document may be provided immediately after the conclusion of a professional development event, posted to the participant or provided by email.

To replace a lost certificate you will need to complete a request for replacement certificate form and pay a small fee.

Request a replacement certificate

The purpose of the Code is to assist REIWA Training to establish and promote the maintenance and improvement of standards of all training delivered by REIWA Training. High standards of student behaviour are central to the role of training and assessment and in this Code REIWA students are making their commitment to these standards

The Code includes expected behaviour in class, encouraging respect for others, punctuality, duty of care, rules regarding plagiarism and cheating, and explains the disciplinary process for dealing with student misconduct.

Student Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Code is to assist REIWA Training to establish and promote the maintenance and improvement of standards of professional conduct of its trainers and assessors.

The Code has been developed by REIWA trainers and assessors as their way of committing to providing the highest standard of professional conduct. This is central to the role of training and assessment and through this Code REIWA trainers and assessors make explicit their commitment to these standards.

Trainer Code of Conduct

REIWA Training is committed to promoting, encouraging and valuing equity and diversity with respect to its students and to provide students with the optimal environment to achieve a high level of success. We will ensure services offered are provided in a fair and equitable manner to all students free from bias. All REIWA Training staff have the responsibility to abide by equal opportunity principles.

We provide equal opportunity for all students to the benefits of training and assessment regardless of gender, sex, pregnancy, race, marital status, sexuality, age, family/career responsibilities, culture, linguistic background, disability, transgender, political conviction or religious belief. All students will have equitable access to training resources, facilities, support services, information, trainers and assessors, materials, assessment opportunities, learning opportunities, special needs materials and equipment.

We conduct recruitment for training courses by using press advertising, our training website, direct marketing to agencies and attendance at career events and expos.

Enrolments are subject to availability of places on a training program, based on the maximum number of participants who can be accommodated under the particular circumstances (e.g. capacity of training venue, type of course, learning structures) and occupational safety and health guidelines.

If a training program is fully booked at the time you inquire about enrolment into that particular training program, you will either be offered a place on another date that the training program is to be conducted which is not fully booked, or be offered an alternative learning mode such as distance learning. Classroom enrolments are strictly on a first-in, first-served basis.

Australian federal and state legislation makes it unlawful for organisations to discriminate against people because of their age, gender, race, marital status, sexuality, or physical or intellectual disability.
The following legislation underpins all matters related to access and equity at REIWA Training:

  • Equal Opportunity Act 1984
  • Disability Services Act 1983
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • 1984 Disability Discrimination Act 1992

REIWA Training will ensure:

  • all participants have equitable access to the benefits of training and assessment irrespective of their gender, age, race, religion, culture, linguistic background, marital status, geographic location, socio-economic background, disability, sexual orientation, family responsibility or political conviction
  • enrolments into training courses and programs will be conducted at all times in an ethical and responsible manner, ensuring fairness and compliance with Equal Opportunity legislation
  • all participants/students have equitable access to training resources, facilities, support services, information, trainers and assessors, materials, assessment opportunities, learning opportunities, special needs materials, and equipment.

All students and participants attending REIWA Training courses at any venue have the right to express a concern or make a complaint. Codes of Conduct are provided for both trainers and students and all parties are expected to comply with these.

A complaint or grievance may be against, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Environment and facilities - where there is a breakdown in facilities offered by or at REIWA Training or the facilities are felt to be lacking or inappropriate.
  • Training and assessment materials - where training and assessment materials and/ or resources are thought to be inappropriate.
  • Curriculum / information - where information provided, written or verbal, is thought to be inappropriate or incorrect.
  • Services - where training and assessment services offered or provided are thought to be inappropriate services.
  • Direct discrimination when a person(s) is treated unfairly, unequally or harassed on the basis of a characteristic or a presumed characteristic relating to person's sex; sexuality, pregnancy, marital status, race, disability or age.
    Indirect discrimination when a requirement (written or unwritten rules, traditions, practices, procedures or structures) which is the same for everyone, has an unequal or disproportionate effect or result on particular groups of people.
  • Victimisation - if a person(s) treats another less favourably.
  • Victimisation may constitute verbal abuse, deliberate isolation by other students or employees, denial of promotional or training opportunities or any other detriment. While the legislation provides protection against victimisation REIWA is responsible to ensure that it does not occur.
  • Privacy breach - relating to the collection, storage, access, use and disclosure of personal information.
  • Personal behaviour and conflict - where an individual's behaviour is considered to be inappropriate or causing disruption or conflict.

Code of Conduct for Trainers
Code of Conduct for Students
Complaints and Grievances Policy and Procedure
Complaints Lodgement Form

The current fees and charges schedule is available for download.

Fees and charges schedule

You can pay by:

  • Eftpos
  • Cash
  • Visa, MasterCard or Amex
  • Cheque
  • Invoice to member agency (with consent from agency principal)
  • Electronic funds transfer

Note: If you prefer to make an EFT transfer you will be contacted by REIWA Training when we receive your enrolment. Do not transfer payment until you have been contacted by one of our Student Services team to arrange the transfer.

If you withdraw from a course prior to commencement you may be eligible for a partial refund. Transfers and withdrawals/refunds are not available once a course has commenced. Please read the refund and transfer policy before enrolling in a course.

CPD participants

Refund and transfer policy
Request for transfer form (participant to participant)
Request for withdrawal form

Registration and diploma course participants

Refund information
Request for withdrawal form

The commencement date for distance learning is the date the courseware is dispatched to you. The commencement date for classroom study is the first day of the course.

REIWA Training is committed to complying with its obligation under the Privacy Act 1988, and the associated National Privacy Principles (NPPs). Furthermore REIWA Training is committed to safeguarding any confidential information obtained by the Registered Training Organisation and committees, individuals or organisations acting on its behalf.

In doing so, REIWA Training will ensure:

  • the secure storage of all records
  • the confidentiality of all information maintained on records information gathered for the express purpose of training and assessment matters will not be disclosed to a third party unless prior written consent is provided by the individual concerned, except that required by law
  • collection of information is fair, lawful, unobtrusive and necessary for the organisation functions.

Information is collected from potential students upon initial enquiry in order to send out course information. Information may also be collected from students for enrolment purposes.

Information is also collected during the provision of training and assessment services. This is for the purpose of processing registration for a REIWA course and as required by the Department of Commerce Consumer Protection in its role as the industry regulator. REIWA Training may conduct student surveys to collect information on the training provided.

Personal and professional information is collected from staff and trainers to enable REIWA Training to assess the professional standards of staff and trainers. Assessment records are kept as required under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (2015).

REIWA Training will ensure that participants have access to their personal records and will disclose information relating to the individual participant on request by that individual, to that individual. Exceptions apply, such as where this would pose a serious threat to life or health, it is vexatious, it impacts on another person's privacy, there are legal proceedings, or it is prejudicial to a police investigation.

Notwithstanding the above paragraph, REIWA Training will not disclose information about you to a third party without prior written consent from you. In addition, we will take steps to ensure that your identity is verified on receipt of an application to release personal information. This may be undertaken by asking you for ID at the time of application, or by participating in a telephone interview where ID can be verified through questions relating to information held in your training record.

REIWA Training only uses information collected for the expressed purpose for which it was collected, unless prior consent is obtained from you. We will provide participant information to training staff or consultants on a need-to-know basis only.

REIWA Training does not use personal details (specifically photographs or names) in direct marketing without obtaining prior expressed permission from you.

REIWA Training may use personal details to advise you of upcoming events and training courses, for direct marketing and research purposes, however only where you have provided consent to receiving such information.

You will have access to all personal records that we hold on your behalf and will only disclose your information to you or another party on written instruction from you. Exceptions apply such as where non-disclosure would pose a serious threat to life or health, it is vexatious, it impacts on another person's privacy, there are legal proceedings, or it is prejudicial to a police investigation.

If you would like to access your personal records, or they need to be updated or corrected, please contact us on (08) 9380 8285, or via email on training@reiwa.com.au.

You may want to apply for an individual real estate agent or business agent licence, but note that there are also opportunities to apply for a body corporate real estate agent or business licence or a partnership real estate agent or business licence.

You will probably need to think about the direction you want to take and we suggest that you consult the Department website for detailed descriptions of these licence options and seek financial advice on setting up and running a business.

Real estate agent and business broker licensing
Criteria for individual real estate or business agent licence

Whichever option you might consider, in Western Australia individuals, partnerships or companies wishing to operate as real estate or business agents are required, under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978, to be licensed and hold a current triennial certificate. To apply for an individual real estate agent or business agent licence, applicants must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • ave access to sufficient assets and financial resources enabling them to comply with all the requirements of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978
  • understand fully the duties and obligations imposed upon agents by the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978.

In order to satisfy Consumer Protection that you are a person of good character and repute, you must provide an original or certified copy of an Australian police check issued no more than three months prior to the date of lodging the application. Applicants must also provide two written references to attest to their good character, reputation and fitness to hold a licence.

Contained within the application form is a statutory declaration which requests applicants to disclose previous convictions, pending proceedings and previous disqualifications among other things. The Commissioner may request an applicant attend an interview with Consumer Protection to determine whether he or she satisfies the requirements of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978.

Under the Act applicants are required to have at least two years continuous full-time experience in the real estate industry immediately preceding their application. Applicants must provide with the application form a signed, dated and detailed list of their experience with real estate activities and transactions, as well as a current resum which details prior employment history.

Applicants will also need to provide a confidential statement of their assets and liabilities. In addition, an independent registered auditor must be appointed to audit the agent's trust account(s).

To apply for a real estate and business agent licence you must have one of the following prescribed qualifications from a registered training organisation:

CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management);

or one of the following prescribed qualifications from Curtin University of Technology:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Property)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Property Development and Valuation)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Property Valuation)
  • Master of Property
  • Graduate Diploma in Property

CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management)

Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, the term 'exemption' is not used or applied. However there are two ways in which your past training or experience might help fast track your training program - credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Credit transfer comes into effect when a Statement of Attainment or Qualification that you already hold has the same national codes as those that form part or all of the training and assessment program in which you are planning to enrol. By applying for credit transfer, you do not need to undertake training in those units again.

For example, if you enrol in the CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management) and already have a Statement of Attainment with some of the units specified in that Diploma course, you do not have to complete training and assessment for those units again. The units will be included in the Diploma qualification testamur awarded by REIWA Training.

REIWA Training recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any Registered Training Organisation in Australia. Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, REIWA Training is required to check the validity of the units for which you seek credit transfer, including sighting the original award and checking with the RTO that awarded the units.

If you already hold a Statement of Attainment or qualification that shows any of the units outlined in the course content section of your preferred course, contact the course co-ordinator as you may not have to complete these units again. Note that it may be recommended that you complete some or all of the units again, particularly if they contain legislation or documentation that is specific to Western Australia, and the completed units have been awarded by a non-WA training provider.

Where you do not have a qualification or Statement of Attainment containing units that exactly match those required in your enrolled course but you have past experience, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

RPL is a form of assessment - this means that you do not automatically qualify for recognition of your knowledge and skills just because you say you have them. RPL requires that you show evidence of your knowledge and skills and that they are still current. The RPL process can save you time, avoid repetition and help you progress your career and education through formal recognition.

If you think that you already have knowledge and skills that might be recognised and for which you can supply evidence, it is best to speak to the course co-ordinator who will guide you through the process.

RPL fact sheet

Once you have successfully completed your registration course, you will need to provide the following to the Department of Commerce to complete your registration:

  • a completed Application for Registration as a Real Estate & Business Sales Representative Form. This form is available from the Department of Commerce website.
  • an original National Police Certificate (NPC) not more than 3 months old. Application forms are available from Australia Post Outlets (you will require a 100 point check). For information on National Police Certificate, please visit the WA police website.
  • you must apply for registration within 12 months of the date on your certificate. This is an extremely important point to note - you should apply for registration as soon as possible after receiving your Statement of Attainment from REIWA Training. If you defer your application, you must allow time prior to the one year expiry date for application to allow for application and approval by the Department of Commerce. They are extremely strict on timeframes and if you have not had your application for registration both submitted and approved before one calendar year has elapsed, the Department will insist that you undertake further training and assessment to obtain an updated Statement of Attainment.
  • You must be over the age of 18.
  • Registration is granted for a period of three years. To renew your registration after three years, you must be working for a licensed agent and provide an updated NPC and proof of Compulsory Professional Development (CPD).

About CPD

When you have completed your CPP50307Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management), you will need to apply to the Department of Commerce for the appropriate licence.

Real estate agent and business broker licensing

Criteria for individual real estate or business agent licence

Please check the Department of Commerce website for current fees.

We forward your name to the Department of Commerce as soon as you are competent and have been awarded your Statement of Attainment.

After that, it's up to you to complete the Department of Commerce process for registration;

  • Application for registration form
  • National Police Certificate
  • Registration payment

If you have queries on the status of your application, please telephone the Department of Commerce directly on 1300 30 40 64.

A real estate agent is licensed to own, operate or manage a real estate business. He or she is responsible for the day to day affairs of the agency and is legally responsible for the business of selling, exchanging or leasing houses, land or businesses and may buy, sell and operate property management rent rolls. The agent is responsible for the operation of the entire agency and staff, in accordance with the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978, the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 and their corresponding regulations. A real estate agent's licence permits the holder to be remunerated for performing the following services as an agent for others:

  • to buy, sell, exchange or let places of residence or vacant land or interests in places of residence or vacant land
  • to buy, sell, exchange or let a business or an interest in a business
  • to buy, sell, exchange or lease commercial or industrial property
  • to collect rents.

A property manager typically works varied hours depending on the needs of the properties under their management. They may be required to work evenings or weekends to oversee maintenance work, evaluate damages or meet with clients and tenants, although most property managers work during a normal weekday working week. Property managers usually perform these duties:

  • Building the rent roll. Seeking out properties to list and rent by advertising, contacting owners, investors and sales people, direct mail and telemarketing.
  • Appraising rental properties and advising on achievable rental prices.
  • Marketing rental properties. Using property websites, email, print, signs, open homes, window advertising and direct contact.
  • Selecting or recommending suitable tenants. Using screening, interviewing skills, reference and database checks.
  • Collecting / monitoring rental payments using effective internal systems.
  • Regularly inspecting properties and reporting on their condition.
  • Arranging and supervising necessary repairs using licensed and insured contractors and complying with legal requirements.
  • Accounting to owners for rental monies paid, and managing trust moneys.
  • Commencing procedures to remedy breaches in tenancy agreements / leases.

A real estate sales representative facilitates the sale and purchase of property between an owner and a buyer. Their role is to:

  • Prospect for listings. Seek out properties to sell by advertising, personal contact, searching records, direct mail/ telemarketing
  • Prepare market appraisals and a marketing plan for presentation to interested owners and write advertising copy
  • List properties. Promote properties for sale, using property websites, newspapers, signs, open homes, email newsletters, direct marketing.
  • Conduct inspections by appointment or through open homes.
  • Negotiate with prospective buyers and prepare the offer and acceptance contract.
  • Finalise negotiations between the parties and collect deposit.
  • Coordinate property inspections e.g. for financial institutions (valuation), and buyers (termite clearance, building inspection, and final inspections).
  • Prepare all documentation in readiness for settlement.
  • Arrange handover of keys and facilitate settlement proceeding.

Rural representatives assess the value of property to determine the selling price of a rural or stock and station property. They facilitate the selling of a variety of farming and agricultural provisions including grains and seeds, stalls and equipment. They set out terms and conditions of sales and advertise to potential buyers.

Rural representatives work on behalf of rural farms or individuals to provide insurance cover, to buy and sell livestock and land, and keep records of transactions.

You will normally have to undertake specific further training in working in rural and agricultural areas in order to become a specialist rural representative.

Auctioneers work with real estate sales representatives to sell a property at a specific time and place and to the highest bidder. The auctioneer facilitates the sale by providing factual information about the property and the auction process, then receives and controls the bids made by prospective buyers. Auctioneers receive a fee for their services which is paid by the property owner at the time of settlement of the sale. Many sales representatives add auctioneering to their skill set as they progress in their real estate career.

Becoming an Auctioneer

REIWA Training guarantees that once you have commenced study with us, should we be unable to complete the supply of training under our contract with you, we will assist you to source a training place with another approved training provider.

Throughout your training you will receive support from both the course co-ordinator and trainers and assessors. You will be supported in your learning in the following ways:

  • answering queries about assignment questions by phone, email or face to face
  • explaining assessment processes
  • arranging telephone coaching with a trainer
  • sending email announcements about courses
  • making appropriate arrangements for students with disabilities
  • organising assignments to be assessed in a timely manner
  • advising students of their results and any further required study or assessment.

In the first instance you should contact the REIWA Training team who will assess the best person to help you. In most instances you will get direct help at the end of the phone or by email, however we may get a specific trainer and assessor with specialist knowledge to call or email you and get you on track.

Contact REIWA Training Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm on 9380 8285 or training@reiwa.com.au.

If you are concerned that you might need some extra assistance because of a physical impairment or learning difficulty, you are encouraged to talk to us about how we can help you prior to enrolment. We will always be prepared to make reasonable adjustments to the study environment to assist you to complete your training and assessment.

You will be given a login to a student resource portal where you will find examples of completed forms, additional legislative documents and links to various websites that will supplement your learning.

REIWA Training also regularly runs webinars where you can join in with other students and a trainer to study specific areas of your training, for example, completing a particular document. We also run simple Q&A webinars where you can join in, get access to other students and a trainer, to ask questions to help you complete your studies and your assessment.

To apply for a real estate registration you must have a Statement of Attainment from a Registered Training Organisation that shows you have been awarded competency in the following modules from the CPP07 training package:

To work as a sales representative?

  • CPPDSM4003A - Appraise property
  • 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
  • CPPDSM4012A - List property for sale
  • CPPDSM4014A - Market property for sale
  • CPPDSM4022A - Sell and finalise the sale of property by private treaty
  • CPPDSM4080A - Work in the real estate industry.

Sales Registration Course

To work as a property manager?

  • CPPDSM4007A - Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
  • CPPDSM4010A - Lease property
  • CPPDSM4011A - List property for lease
  • CPPDSM4013A - Market property for lease
  • CPPDSM4016A - Monitor and manage lease/tenancy agreements
  • CPPDSM4080A - Work in the real estate industry.

Property Management Registration Course

To conduct transactions in real estate you need to obtain a registration with the industry regulator, the Department of Commerce Consumer Protection.

Although you may wish to eventually work in other areas of real estate, most people start their career in the residential arena. There will also be opportunities to move into roles including:

  • Business broking
  • Auctioneering
  • Strata sales
  • Strata management
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Development

There are two entry pathways into a real estate career:

  • Becoming a registered residential sales representative
  • Becoming a registered residential property manager

To apply for a registration, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a certificate of registration
  • understand fully the duties and obligations imposed by the Act on persons involved in negotiating real estate transactions and business transactions
  • apply for registration from the Department of Commerce within 12 months from the date of the Statement of Attainment achieved through a Registered Training Provider.

In order to satisfy Consumer Protection that you are a person of good character and repute, you must provide an original or certified copy of an Australian police check issued no more than three months prior to the date of lodging the application. Applicants must also provide two written references to attest to their good character, reputation and fitness to hold a licence.

Contained within the application form is a statutory declaration which requests applicants to disclose previous convictions, pending proceedings and previous disqualifications among other things. The Commissioner may request an applicant attend an interview with Consumer Protection to determine whether he or she satisfies the requirements of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978.

There is no requirement for existing experience but you can only transact in real estate under the direct supervision of a licensed real estate agent.

Real estate is really a people industry although most people think real estate jobs are all about property. Property transactions occur when two parties enter into negotiation and settlement on the sale or lease of a property or land. Although you obviously need to know about property, legislation and the market, it is this interaction with people that is the key to a successful career.

Take a suitability test

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives you access to your individual USI account. A USI number allows your USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection. This collection stores your training records and allows you to see all of your training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications.

The USI will make it easier for you to find and collate your VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript. It will also ensure that your VET records are not lost.

The USI is available online and at no cost to you. This USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from when the USI comes into effect on 1 January 2015.

More information

As a current student you need to create a USI and provide the number to REIWA Training. This needs to be done within two weeks of enrolment, in preparation for completion of your course and issue of your qualification or Statement of Attainment. You will be unable to submit your assessment without a USI.

To create your USI now go to www.usi.gov.au.

You will require one of the following forms of identification in order to create your USI:

  • Driver's Licence
  • Medicare Card
  • Australian Passport Visa (with Non-Australian Passport)
  • Birth Certificate (Australian)
  • Certificate Of Registration By Descent
  • Citizenship Certificate

Your USI will be shown on the screen once created and the USI Registrar will also send you an email. Follow the instructions on the email to activate your account. Keep this information in a safe place. You must then contact the Student Services Team at REIWA Training to give us your USI so we can update our database. You will be unable to submit your assessment without a USI.

If you have any problems with this process contact us so that we can assist you.

Online CPD courses are supplied to you via our website. After your enrolment has been processed, one of our student services team will email you instructions on how to access the course materials electronically. You will be given a username and password which will be available to you for 31 days.

This learning style is ideal for people who feel comfortable using computers and reading information from a computer or mobile device. All course materials can be printed, you will need to submit your activities within 31 days of enrolment.

This course is not interactive, activities will need to be typed or handwritten, then posted to our office. A certificate of participation will be posted back to you.

CPD points are awarded based on the date your online activities are submitted. For example, if your online activities are received by COB on 31 December 2015 your CPD points will be awarded for 2015. However, if your online activities are submitted on 1 January 2016 your CPD points will be awarded for 2016.

If your learning style isnt suited to a classroom or it doesn't fit your schedule, the distance learning option is for you. You do not have to be located in remote WA to be eligible for distance learning. This learning style is ideal for people who feel comfortable using computers and reading information from a computer or mobile device.

After your enrolment has been processed you will receive email instructions on how to access the course materials electronically. You will be given login details to access a PDF document - distance learning courses are not interactive.

You have four months to complete your course and our Student Support Team will be on hand to assist you.

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