Real Estate Agents Licensing Courses

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1st OCTOBER 2021

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Real estate agents license

In order to apply for a real estate agent’s licence in Queensland, applicants must have been assessed as competent in 19 units from the Property Services Training Package.

View this handy summary of the different competency pathways to real estate licensing.

Option 1: Real Estate Agents Licensing (Full Course)

19 units of competency delivered through our training centres or via our online training platform. Do not select this option if you already have a Sales and Property Management Registration Certificate.

*If you are on a Student Visa you cannot enrol in this course*


Instalment 1: $1500
Instalment 2: $625



Option 2: Real Estate Agents Licensing (without Sales and Property Management Registration)

12 units of competency delivered through our training centres or via our online training platform. Select this option if you already have a Sales and Property Management Registration Certificate.

*If you are on a Student Visa you cannot enrol in this course*



Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning: Fast Track

Property Training Australia offers Fast Track versions of the Real Estate Agents Licensing Course for professionals with recent prior experience in the property industry.

If you have worked as a salesperson, property manager or resident letting agent in the last 12 months, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our Fast Track courses.

Fast Track courses involve making an application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)* for the units of competency that relate specifically to your job role.

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*RPL is the recognition of skills and knowledge acquired both formally and informally. A candidate for RPL must provide sufficient evidence to support his/her claim. Property Training Australia prides itself in the knowledge that it applies the principles of RPL in accordance with Australian Qualifications Training Framework guidelines which state that RPL should be easily accessible and affordable.

Full Real Estate Agents Licensing Course

When considering a career in Real Estate and undergoing your training to become an agent there are two options to begin. Firstly, you could complete the Salesperson & Property Management Registration Course or you could choose to complete the full real estate agents licensing course.
In QLD there are 19 units of competency students must finish in order to become a Fully Licensed Agent (meaning you can own and operate your own Real Estate Agency as the principle agent).
However, some people wish to get their feet wet in the industry first before they take the dive. For those people we suggest beginning with the Salesperson & Property Management Registration Course, this covers the first 7 units of competency in the Real Estate Agents Licensing Course. It makes the process easy to upgrade to a Full Real Estate Agents License in the future if required.

Units of Competency:

(Units delivered through the Sales and Property Management Course are shown in italics)

  1. CPPDSM4080A Work in the real estate industry
  2. CPPDSM4009 Interpret legislation to complete agency work
  3. CPPDSM4008A Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
  4. CPPDSM4012A List property for sale
  5. CPPDSM4022A Sell and finalise the sale of property by private treaty
  6. CPPDSM4010A Lease property
  7. CPPDSM4015B Minimise agency and consumer risk
  8. CPPDSM4005A Establish and build client-agency relationships;
  9. CPPDSM4003A Appraise property
  10. CPPDSM4018A Prepare and present property reports
  11. CPPDSM4013A Market property for lease
  12. CPPDSM4014A Market property for sale
  13. CPPDSM4019A Prepare for auction and complete sale
  14. CPPDSM4011A List property for lease
  15. CPPDSM4046A Manage tenancy disputes
  16. CPPDSM4016A Monitor and manage lease or tenancy agreement
  17. CPPDSM4007A Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
  18. CPPDSM4006A Establish and manage agency trust accounts
  19. BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

How to obtain a Full Real Estate Agent’s License in Queensland?

The Real Estate Agent’s Licensing Course is for those wishing to own & operate a Real Estate company, undertaking management rights in which you can list and sell properties on and off site, as well as open and operate a trust account or to work as an independent contractor.
The Real Estate Licensing Course covers 19 units of competency and costs $2125. You can choose to complete the course in class, via online studies or through private tuition (extra costs for private tuition).

There are a number of ways to obtain your Full Real Estate Agents License; you could complete the full course at once (all 19 units), you could opt to begin with the Salesperson & Property Management Registration (7 units) and then upgrade at a later date.
Alternatively, some students have completed a Resident Letting Agents Course (RLA Course, for Management rights) and will then need to complete an ‘upgrade to sales’ course as well as a ‘fast track course’.
It is suggested that resident managers of managed apartment blocks/complexes opt for this license instead of simply an RLA license as it means they can also make sales while conducting the letting business.

Be your own Boss

By completing the Full Real Estate Agents License you are capable of owning and operating your own real estate business. Having only a Salesperson license will not qualify you to do this. By having your Full Real Estate License you will be able to hire sales staff and as the principal-agent, you make a commission of all sales from your office.
Property Training Australia (formerly Property Training QLD) has been offering Real Estate Training since 2003 and we have trained 1000’s of agents throughout Queensland.
Being a family-owned and operated business PTA has always prided itself on the quality of training it offers to all of its students. We don’t just teach you the units, we teach you how to lead the industry and really maximise your income by worker smarter not harder.

How long does the Real Estate Agents Licensing Course Take?

Once Property Training Australia receives an enrolment we will send you confirmation of your course.

In class:

Your confirmation email will outline the date and times of the course, usually, we operate our courses from 8.30am- 4pm Monday- Friday over two consecutive weeks.
Over the ten 10 days in class, you will work through all 19 units as a group including assessments. There will be some research and work needed to be done at home as well as the assessment which requires you attend and auction.
Unlike other training facilities, we don’t require you to complete any assessments or familiarise yourselves with any learning material prior to attending class.
There are no fees for the learning material or for having to redo a module due to incorrect answers.
This is not a 4-6-week process, this is a 10-day course.
We do not allow more than 12 students to a classroom which ensures each student has more than enough one on one time with our trainer. It also ensures class discussions are not drawn out over hours.
It is a very personal experience and we ensure all students are not just learning the material but really absorbing it.
We train industry leaders who leave our classrooms with a thorough knowledge of the industry and how to capitalise on their newly acquired knowledge.


If you are completing the course online, you will receive an email that outlines how to log into your online course and begin studying. We suggest a minimum of 90 hours to complete the Full Real Estate Licensing Course. You will also be required to attend an auction for one of your assessments.

Private Tuition:
Private tuition is available upon request and can really speed up the process. With one on one private tuition, it is possible to complete a course within a week.
We have trainers available from Cairns to Coolangatta and it is just a case of working out the most suitable times and location to conduct the training.
Private tuition may require you to complete more homework and familiarising with the learning material before the training begins.

For all training options it is important to note that once you receive a statement of attainment from Property Training Australia, stating your competence, you will need to lodge this with the office of fair trading for your license.
All licenses are issued by the government NOT the training organisation. The QLD government (Office of Fair Trading) will have a licensing cost depending on how many years you want your license valid. Once you have lodged with the Office of Fair Trading it can take up to 6 weeks for them to deliver the physical license. However, if a future employer or business progression requires your license, you can prove that you have lodged and paid for the license and you are simply waiting for the physical copy from the government.

Do you offer VET-Help or Payment plans?

Property Training Australia does not operate under the umbrella of VET- HELP training.
We do however offer in house payment plans.
We require a minimum of 20% of the course fee at the time of enrolment and the remaining balance can be paid in instalments. No statement of attainment will be issued prior to the course being paid for. If it is in-class study the course must be paid in full before class begins.
For full details on payment plans email: your inquiry.

What is the process of getting my Real Estate License after completing your course?

Once you have completed your 19 units with Property Training Australia you will be issued a statement of attainment to reflect your competency in ALL units.

You will be required to lodge this paperwork with the Office of Fair Trading (QLD Government) who issue ALL licenses.

The Office of Fair Trading have licensing fees, here is a link to the licensing page:

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