Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. In this blog, we’ll explain every step you need to take in order to become a real estate agent in Queensland!
To become a real estate agent, property manager or agency administrator in Queensland the first thing you need to do is obtain your Registration Certificate.
Most people will have no problems getting their Registration Certificate. However, there are a few personal circumstances that can stand between you and a successful application (age at time of application, criminal history, and insolvency history).
It doesn’t make sense to train without ensuring you’re eligible for the licence, so it’s a good idea to check the Queensland Government website requirements first.
Your Registration Certificate application will require that you have studied for and achieved a Statement of Attainment for Units of Competency with a registered training provider (RTO).
No matter where you study, to get your Statement of Attainment you must pass the core 7 units of competency required by the Office of Fair Trading.
These units include:
When you study with Validum, we help ensure you’ll get through these units by:
Once you pass all of your units, you’ll get a Statement of Attainment. The next step in the process is to use this Statement of Attainment to apply for your Registration Certificate through the Office of Fair Trading.
Fortunately, the application paper work is only a few pages. There are application costs involved, however, and in 2016 these include:
A Registration Certificate will allow you to work for a real estate agency under a licensee or real estate principal. Obtaining your Registration Certificate is the first big achievement on your path to a successful real estate career!
If you want to operate a real estate agency on your own, Validum can also help you achieve your full licence, just see Step 5 to learn how!
Now you’re certified, you need to find a job! The good news for budding real estate agents is that, according to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook data, real estate is an industry full of opportunity for both beginners and experienced agents:
With a taste for the industry and a little experience behind you, it won’t be long before you’re discovering which parts of the job you excel at, and where you might like to go next.
At Validum Institute, we offer training not just to newcomers, but also to experienced agents who are looking to level up their industry skills, or perhaps even start their own business.
We can provide you with the training necessary to apply to be certified to:
We can also help you:
Whether you’re a real estate beginner and are enthusiastic about kick-starting your new career, or you’re an experienced agent who wants to take their skillset to the next level, Validum Institude can train you!
One of the most exciting aspects of the real estate industry is the huge opportunity for career progression – you never stop learning, and we’re here to help you make your education count towards a brighter professional future!