This blog post is to go through the requirements set by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in QLD.

I have outlined two education pathways- one for the real estate salesperson (also known as a registration certificate or certificate of registration) and the full real estate agent license.

REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON ELIGIBILITY

Keep in mind that this certificate of registration is for both property sales and property management. It allows you to work in a real estate agency but you cannot conduct auctions, operate trust accounts or run/own or manage an agency.

The following information has been taken from the Office of Fair Tradings website: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/regulated-industries-licensing-and-legislation/property-industry-regulation/get-a-property-industry-licence-or-registration/real-estate-agent-licence-or-registration/register-as-a-real-estate-salesperson

Register as a real estate salesperson

You must register to work as a salesperson for a real estate agent. You must meet all criteria before we can issue a certificate of registration.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a real estate salesperson certificate, you must:

  • be 18 or older
  • pass the required training courses.
Suitability

You are not suitable to hold a real estate salesperson registration if you:

  • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
  • have been convicted of a serious offence within the past 5 years.
Non-citizens

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you need to:

  • give us a certified copy of your passport
  • have a visa that allows you to work in Australia.
Lodgement

When you lodge the form, you will need to attach formal identification. These documents must be original or certified copies.

Your identification must be a certified copy of any of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate or extract
  • Driver licence
  • Passport
  • Citizenship certificate

You will need to pay certain fees when you lodge your application.

Training

You must pass these training subjects from a recognised provider. The only exception is if you’ve held an equivalent certificate within the past 2 years.

You must have successfully completed or been assessed as competent in the required subjects. These subjects are taken from the following industry-recognised training package:

  • Property Services training package (CPP07)

or

  • Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (CPP41419).

For more information about our training for the real estate salesperson course please see our course page: https://connectskillsinstitute.edu.au/product/real-estate-salesperson-course-qld-registration-certificate/

REAL ESTATE LICENCE ELIGIBILITY

The full real estate agent license allows you to operate trust accounts and run/own/ manage a real estate agency. It does not allow you to conduct auctions.

The following information has been taken from the Office of Fair Tradings website: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/regulated-industries-licensing-and-legislation/property-industry-regulation/get-a-property-industry-licence-or-registration/real-estate-agent-licence-or-registration/apply-for-a-real-estate-agent-licence

Apply for a real estate agent licence

You must have a valid licence to work as a real estate agent. If you don’t have a licence, you must apply for one.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a real estate agent licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or over
  • pass the required training courses.
Suitability

You are not suitable to hold a real estate agent licence if you:

  • are an insolvent under administration
  • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate.
  • have been convicted within the past 5 years of a serious offence .
Non-citizens

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you need to:

  • give us a certified copy of your passport
  • have a visa that allows you to work in Australia.
Lodgement

When you lodge the form, you will need to attach formal identification. These documents must be original or certified copies.

Your identification must be a certified copy of any of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate or extract
  • Driver’s licence
  • Passport
  • Citizenship certificate
Training

You must pass these training subjects from a recognised provider in order to apply for a licence. The only exception is if you’ve held an equivalent licence within the past 2 years.

You must have successfully completed or been assessed as competent in the required subjects. These subjects are taken following industry-recognised training package:

  • Property Services training package (CPP07)

or

  • Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (CPP41419) 

and

  • Diploma of Property (Agency Management) (CPP51119).

For more information about our training for the real estate license course please see our course page: https://connectskillsinstitute.edu.au/product/real-estate-agent-licence-course-qld/

This blog post is provided as general information only.The information contained was current at the time of publication.

The information from the Office of Fair Trading can change and we do our best to update our website as often as possible.

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