What you'll learn
Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course comprises the four units of competency mandated by industry regulator NSW Fair Trading for entry into the real estate profession. The four units are required in order to apply for a real estate salesperson Certificate of Registration from NSW Fair Trading.
- CPPDSM4080A – Work in the real estate industry
- CPPDSM4008A – Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
- CPPDSM4007A – Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
- CPPDSM3019D – Communicate with clients as part of agency operations
Once you have successfully completed Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course, including the in and out of class assessments, you will receive Statements of Attainment from REINSW for the four completed units. When you receive the Statements of Attainment, you can then apply to NSW Fair Trading for a Certificate of Registration.
*Please note that Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course is a short-course and the title of this course should not be confused with a certificate qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework.
Course delivery and fees
The Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course takes approximately 57 hours to complete. If you have prior experience or have undertaken related training, you may be able to complete the course in a shorter period of time.
In order to provide you with the most satisfying and successful educational experience, Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course is offered through a number of delivery modes to suit how you to wish to learn. These include:
Classroom – $799 (GST exempt)
5 day course. 4 days in class, with a trainer, where students complete in class group learning activities, daily revision assessments and end of day quizzes to assist with the students learning. Day 5 requires students to complete a 3 hour group based skills assessment.
The final assessment for this course, is completed post class, which includes multiple choice questions and a project. REINSW estimates completion of these assessment requirements may take an individual up to 13 hours to complete.
Students have 6 months from enrolment to complete the course.
eLearning – $625 (GST exempt)
Each unit is completed individually, with topic quizzes throughout, to assist with the students learning prior to attempting the assessment.
The assessment for this course, is completed post class, which includes multiple choice questions and a project. REINSW estimates completion of these assessment requirements may take an individual up to 13 hours to complete.
Students are required to complete a skills assessment which can be completed via a phone assessment or attend a group based skills assessment at REINSW.
REINSW estimates the phone assessment taking approximately 1.5 hours, with the group based skills assessment taking approximately 3 hours at REINSW House on a scheduled Friday.
These times are provided as an indication only and will vary from student to student depending on skills and knowledge.
Students have 6 months from enrolment to complete the course.
Course calendar and enrolment
When? View the Course Calendar >>>
Where? REI House, 30-32 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney
How long? 5 days
What time? 9.00am - 5.00pm
How much? $799 (GST exempt)
To enrol? Click on the date you would like to attend in the Course Calendar >>>
When? At a time that suits you!
Where? At your computer
How much? $625 (GST exempt)
To enrol? Enrol online >>>
Regardless of the mode of delivery, all assessment tasks are aimed at confirming your ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills to the workplace. Your assessments may include:
- Written questions
- Role plays
- Case studies
- Problem solving activities
- Group practical activities
- Research activities
- An assignment that consists of a major project
We encourage you to complete and submit your assessments within two weeks of completing the Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course, while the information is still fresh in your mind. Students are required to submit all assessments for a course with multiple units at the same time. All REINSW assessments are written in plain English and must be submitted in plain English. You must keep copies of your assessments, as REINSW takes no responsibility for lost assessments.
In order to complete assessments, you must have access to a computer, Microsoft Word (or similar), an email address, the internet and a printer.
Throughout the duration of the Getting Started Essentials - Certificate of Registration Course, and after completion of the course, REINSW expert trainers and assessors are available to provide support to students should they require assistance with any part of their learning.
The assessment marking process takes four weeks from the date an assessment is received by REINSW. This timeframe is made up of two weeks marking time plus two weeks administrative processing. In most instances, results are released inside of this timeframe. Students are welcome to contact REINSW Training after three weeks to verbally gain their assessment result.
Recognition for prior learning
REINSW offers Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). RPL requires students to undertake a series of assessments for a qualification or units of competency. These are aligned to an individual’s previous learning and are deemed equivalent to the learning outcomes of the components of the qualification or unit(s) of competency, being obtained through this process.
RPL is a complex and rigorous assessment method. REINSW recommends this assessment method be investigated as an option for individuals who are currently working in the real estate industry or hold current qualifications or units of competency relating to the real estate industry. REINSW requires individuals who are producing evidence for this assessment method, to provide current evidence. Under REINSW's RPL policy, current evidence must be within 12 months and all evidence supplied must meet current industry standards.
For information on RPL, please email email@example.com