FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What course do I need to complete to start work in the real estate industry?

To work in the real estate industry in Queensland, you must as a minimum complete one of the following courses:

Registration Certificate course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be registered as a salesperson. A Registration Certificate only entitles you to work as an employee in a real estate agency.

Resident Letting Agent course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licensed as a resident letting agent. A resident agent letting agent licence entitles you (amongst other things) to rent out or manage units in a building complex, and collect rents in the complex.

If you intend to own or manage a real estate agency or work as an independent contractor, you will need to complete our Real Estate Agent Licence course. Successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licenced as a real estate agent.

What is the difference between a Registration Certificate and a Real Estate Agent Licence?

To work in the real estate industry in Queensland, you must as a minimum complete one of the following courses:

Registration Certificate course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be registered as a salesperson. A Registration Certificate only entitles you to work as an employee in a real estate agency.

Resident Letting Agent course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licensed as a resident letting agent. A resident agent letting agent licence entitles you (amongst other things) to rent out or manage units in a building complex, and collect rents in the complex.

If you intend to own or manage a real estate agency or work as an independent contractor, you will need to complete our Real Estate Agent Licence course. Successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licenced as a real estate agent.

How do I enrol in a course?

To work in the real estate industry in Queensland, you must as a minimum complete one of the following courses:

Registration Certificate course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be registered as a salesperson. A Registration Certificate only entitles you to work as an employee in a real estate agency.

Resident Letting Agent course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licensed as a resident letting agent. A resident agent letting agent licence entitles you (amongst other things) to rent out or manage units in a building complex, and collect rents in the complex.

If you intend to own or manage a real estate agency or work as an independent contractor, you will need to complete our Real Estate Agent Licence course. Successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licenced as a real estate agent.

How and when do I have to pay my course fees?

To work in the real estate industry in Queensland, you must as a minimum complete one of the following courses:

Registration Certificate course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be registered as a salesperson. A Registration Certificate only entitles you to work as an employee in a real estate agency.

Resident Letting Agent course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licensed as a resident letting agent. A resident agent letting agent licence entitles you (amongst other things) to rent out or manage units in a building complex, and collect rents in the complex.

If you intend to own or manage a real estate agency or work as an independent contractor, you will need to complete our Real Estate Agent Licence course. Successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licenced as a real estate agent.

Will I have to complete any assessments?

To work in the real estate industry in Queensland, you must as a minimum complete one of the following courses:

Registration Certificate course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be registered as a salesperson. A Registration Certificate only entitles you to work as an employee in a real estate agency.

Resident Letting Agent course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licensed as a resident letting agent. A resident agent letting agent licence entitles you (amongst other things) to rent out or manage units in a building complex, and collect rents in the complex.

If you intend to own or manage a real estate agency or work as an independent contractor, you will need to complete our Real Estate Agent Licence course. Successful completion of this course gives you the educational qualifications to apply to the Office of Fair Trading to be licenced as a real estate agent.