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How many units are there in the course?
There are 18 units of learning.
How is the course delivered online?
All the materials tools and forms are online, including learner guides.
The videos are to provide an opinion about that unit and real estate practice.
The assessment questions are answered all online and nothing for you to print.
Why do I need to do these units?
We have chosen to deliver the units that are required by law in Victoria. The course outcomes match the requirements made by the regulator.
What do I get when I finish the course?
You will be provided a statement of attainment/qualification. Provide a copy of this to your state regulator when applying. A copy will be on your eLearning portal to access at anytime.
Are there any exams at the end of the course?
Yes there is one assessment for each unit.
I find schools materials are all over the place and I’m searching the internet for resources that don’t exist and I waste all my time doing that. Are your courses the same?
We understand and we have made sure that all materials you will need are contained in the portal and our assessments align with the learning material in the same order for ease of reference.
How do I apply?
When you get a job, your employer will inform Consumer Affairs that you have started work in real estate. Your employer will need to see a copy of the statement of attainment and a police check from the AFP. The police check needs to be provided to your employer within 3 months of starting the job and report can no older than 6 months.
How come the workshop price is higher than online?
The workshop pricing allows for the additional cost of qualified and industry experienced people to conduct the course and materials used.
How do I know my employer has done this?
You will be involved in providing the documents and can ask the employer. Otherwise, go to Consumer Affairs website and look up the public register for estate agents and search under your name or the employer and look for a record.
Do I need to complete any CPD, continuing professional development in VIC?
No, it's not a statutory requirement / legal requirement to complete CPD points every year. The REIV as a condition of being a member you are encouraged to do CPD. This is non-compulsory. There are many ways to stay up to date. Subscribe to email updates with Consumer Affairs. Access the Consumer Affairs learning manual we provide to you.
I can find this course cheaper elsewhere. What is the difference?
The course fee and your budget is an important part of your decision criteria. The race to the bottom on price has meant a lowering of standards from training companies delivering courses.
The worst-case scenario would be your holding a certificate that has a stigma around it and not accepted by the industry and government regulators because a cheaper operator hasn't been able to comply with the law or be found to have cut too many corners and are a risk for the government and the consumer.
Basic business understanding is if you don’t make enough profit you can’t invest in yourself so functioning by best practice is too expensive for these providers and they tend to come and go.
We are real estate people with real experience, and we care about real knowledge transfer. The biggest complaint in the training industry is a lack of service and information. So it's important for us to commit to best practice so you do the best we can do.
This is the same challenge experienced by real estate agents as to what you charge and how you can justify the level of service to your clients.