Why study with Phillips Institute?

Because we understand that the recognition process is as individual as your experiences in property.

Our proven program is delivered by a current real estate professional with a track record of working with experienced property professionals to deliver the results you need.

Successful completion of this qualification equips you with the current competency standard you need in order to operate as a real estate professional in this exciting, growth industry.  Our approach, combined with quality resources, expert facilitation and clear, practical assessments ensures your best opportunity of achieving this goal in a realistic time-frame.

Who is this course for?

  • those who want to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning or Recognition of Current Competency pathway (RPL / RCC)
  • those who want to work for, own or operate a real estate agency
  • experienced real estate professionals who need to gain the current accredited qualification and obtain a licence to operate

This is an intensive, evidence-based program aligned with the nationally recognised qualification essential for those who want to become fully licensed Real Estate agents in Australia.

Please note:  this page provides information intended for Experienced Agents only:  if you are fairly new to the industry, or just starting out in real estate, you will need the introductory short course, Agent’s Representative course.

Delivery Options

We know you’re busy, so this course is offered with flexibility enabling you to complete the evidence requirements whenever and however it suits you.  With this approach, we supply you with a full resources kit enabling you to get started as soon as your enrolment is confirmed. You can work through the kit and any gap training of this program over a period of 6 months, with the option to extend for three months if required.  Our qualified and experienced team will provide full support with monthly monitoring of your progress and frequent feedback.

RPL and Learning Resources

Once your enrolment is confirmed, you will receive an RPL Kit enabling you to get started. Where gap units are identified you will be provided with quality learning resources which will support your learning throughout your course and become an excellent point of reference for your future career.  Your expert facilitator, who is an experienced and qualified real estate professional, will provide you with full advice and support throughout your enrolment.

Fees and Funding

Victorian residents who undertake workshop-based or blended training may be eligible for generous Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First) – see our Fees and Funding page for more information.

RPL Process of Assessment

Your trainer will conduct a brief skills assessment to determine whether there are any “gaps” in your experience or evidence portfolio and discuss your individual assessment plan. These “gaps” reflect the current nationally recognised competency standard and where you are able to demonstrate how you meet these standards and what evidence you are able to provide.

Where gap training is identified, the provided assessment tasks are practical and, where possible, oriented to your work context for relevance. They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written form, including reports and practical demonstrations.

Feedback on completion of tasks is given as you progress through the process. Past candidates report their gap training, and the overall assessment process, as highly beneficial and of direct practical benefit to their everyday work.

This individualised approach enables you to complete this course efficiently and effectively.  As you are already experienced within the real estate agency, you may find that you complete these tasks even more quickly than other learners, potentially completing all course requirements in a matter of weeks.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however to gain maximum benefit, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English, as well as have basic computer and internet skills and access.

Special note regarding employment after completion of this course

There are requirements for licensing in the real estate industry that all applicants should be aware of prior to enrolment. To be registered as a Real Estate Agent in Victoria with the Business Licensing Authority (BLA), graduates of this course must not:
be disqualified from holding an estate agent’s licence or acting as an agent’s representative (or equivalent);
be a director or an officer of a company disqualified from holding an estate agent’s licence (or equivalent);
have been a director or an officer of a company when it was disqualified from holding an estate agent’s licence (or equivalent);
be a represented person under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986;
be the subject of an order by any regulatory body disqualifying you from acting as an estate agent or agent’s representative.
Please consider this information carefully prior to enrolment to ensure you will be eligible to apply for your licence post certification, as Phillips Institute cannot be held responsible for a refusal of your application with the BLA.

For more information about these requirements, view the BLA – estate agents page.

Pathway qualifications

On completion of this qualification, you can take your training career further with a Diploma of Business or Bachelor or higher degree courses in business, property and management.

Units of Competency

All of the competencies listed below must be completed in order to satisfy licensing requirements within Victoria

Unit Code Unit Title
CPPDSM4007A Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work *
CPPDSM4008A Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work *
CPPDSM4009B Interpret legislation to complete agency work
CPPDSM4015B Minimise agency and consumer risk
CPPDSM4080A Work in the real estate industry *
CPPDSM4001A Act as a buyer’s agent
CPPDSM4003A Appraise property
CPPDSM4004A Conduct auction
CPPDSM4005A Establish and build client–agency relationships
CPPDSM4006A Establish and manage agency trust accounts
CPPDSM4010A Lease property
CPPDSM4011A List property for lease
CPPDSM4012A List property for sale
CPPDSM4013A Market property for lease
CPPDSM4014A Market property for sale
CPPDSM4016A Monitor and manage lease or tenancy agreement
CPPDSM4018A Prepare and present property reports
CPPDSM4019A Prepare for auction and complete sale
CPPDSM4020A Present at tribunals
CPPDSM4022A Sell and finalise the sale of property by private treaty
CPPDSM4049A Implement maintenance plan for managed properties
CPPDSM4056A Manage conflict and disputes in the property industry
BSBRKG304 Maintain business records
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

*these three units are delivered in the Agents’ Representative course – Victoria: if you have already completed these and/or any other units, you can apply for credit transfer which will reduce your study time and fees.

Ready to get started?

Get ready for your future career in real estate – Call us on 1300 558 837 or just click on the Apply Now button at the top right of this page when you’re ready to apply.

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