The panel also said there was a lack of a clear connection between the training skills delivered in “off the job” settings (including online and face-to-face learning environments) and the practical application in work environments.
As a result it says there is a need for a period of experience during which skills can be applied and demonstrated in the workplace.
Other recommendations in the report included that:
- the industry takes an active role in developing the units of competency and qualification requirements for licensed property occupations
- the minimum educational standards for certificate holders be increased to seven units of competency from the Certificate IV qualification, which should continue to be the mandatory minimum education requirement for all categories of licensee
- the minimum educational standards for a licensee-in-charge is a Diploma or Certificate IV and an equivalent qualification in business management
- there is a period of mandatory experience following the completion of the educational requirements for a licensee.
To read REINSW’s submission on what training improvements are needed click here.