Webinar on demand

Update Training reforms

NSW Fair Trading recently announced an overhaul of the training requirements for agents in NSW. Scheduled to become law later this year, these reforms will impact on every agent and agency.


This webinar will provide an overview of the main areas of reform, bringing attendees up-to-date with the latest information from NSW Fair Trading. The areas covered will include:

  • Improved entry level education for certificate holders and the creation of a career pathway
  • Requirement for agents to upskill to a licence via the completion of the Certificate IV
  • Creation of the category, ‘licensee in charge’, requiring additional skills and experience and to provide stronger supervision obligations 
  • Reduction in the number of other licence categories
  • New CPD requirements for all licensees, with compulsory and elective topics
  • Greater conduct and accountability requirements
  • Enhanced audit requirements for trust accounts
  • Enhanced disciplinary provisions to cancel or suspend a licence immediately where there is high and immediate consumer risk.

Meet the Presenters

John Cunningham commenced his career in real estate in 1977. He went on to build his career in sales and auctioneering, before opening Cunninghams Property in 1991 with his wife, Ann. Today, 25 years later, Cunninghams continues to be a successful and expanding business on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

John has served on the REINSW Board for over 10 years, and was elected President of REINSW in November 2015. 

Tim McKibbin is the CEO of REINSW, a position he has held since 2007. Tim previously acted as the REINSW’s Legal Counsel where he was regularly required to advise agents on agency agreements and practice issues. 

Tim is a solicitor and accountant, and specialised in property and taxation matters when he was in private practice. Tim regularly speaks to the media on property market issues and trends. He currently sits on the NCAT Consultative Forum, the Real Estate Reference Group established by NSW Minister Victor Dominello, and is a member of the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Danielle Andrews is the Training Manager for REINSW. She has been involved in training and people management for her whole career working for organisations in Western Australia and NSW. She has also spent time on “the other side”, working within a government-sponsored Industry Skills Council as Board Member and Chairperson to help define industry training needs.