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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 requirements to apply to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading to be registered as a salesperson. A Registration Certificate only permits you to work as an employee in a real estate agency.

Resident Letting Agent Licence Course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational requirements to apply to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading to be licensed as a Resident Letting Agent. A Resident Letting Agent licence entitles you to work onsite within a complex (such as an apartment building or a townhouse complex) and (amongst other things) rent out or manage units in the complex, and collect rents in the complex.

Real Estate Agent Licence course – successful completion of this course gives you the educational requirements to apply to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading to be licenced as a Real Estate Agent. A Real Estate Agent licence allows you to own or manage a real estate agency or work as an independent contractor to an agency.  In addition to doing all the things a Registered Salesperson is authorised to do, a licensed Real Estate Agent can also operate and manage trust accounts.

A Registration Certificate will only allow you to work as an employee of a licenced Real Estate Agent. Students who choose this course are often entering the real etstate industry for the first time and want to work in an agency to to learn from experienced real estate agents.

A Real Estate Agent Licence will allow you to own or start your own real estate agency, or work as an independent contractor to a real estate agency. Students who choose this course are often wanting to start their own agency, or be a contractor to an existing agency, or are simply wanting to have a higher level of training to stand out from their peers.

Simply contact Validum Institute on 07 3193 5270 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm) or email us at admin@validumgroup.com.au.

Our friendly staff and Student Services team will discuss the course which is most appropriate for your personal needs and career objectives.  We will then send you information about the relevant course, along with our Learner Handbook.  To speed up the enrolment process, we will also include an online enrolment form.

Once you have completed your Enrolment Form and paid for your course, you will receive your course log in details so that you can get started on your course straight away.

We will issue you with an invoice for your course fees when we receive your completed enrolment form, or earlier when you tell us to do so.  Simply pay your invoice by the due date via credit card over the phone, PayPal or bank transfer. Once your payment is received, you will receive your login details to the Validum Institute online learning portal.

Your course fee must be paid before we provide you with access to the Validum Institute online learning portal.

System requirements

You will need the following system requirements to complete your course in the Validum Institute Portal:

  • Computer, laptop or mobile device with sound and graphics card
  • Internet connection or WIFI access
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Word 2013 or above
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you can download for free)
  • Access to a smart phone for recording video assessments
  • Email

Computer proficiency

To complete your course in the Validum Institute Portal, you will need to have a basic level of computer skills.  In particular, you will need to be able to:

  • create, save and edit Microsoft Office and PDF documents
  • access and search the internet
  • download and save documents from websites
  • upload documents through websites
  • record and upload videos.

What other skills do I need to complete my course?

You will be required to have a basic level of English language, numeracy and literacy skills to complete the course.  If we are concerned about your level of language, numeracy or literacy, you may be asked to complete a LLN Test (Language Literacy and Numeracy Test) before starting your course.

If you need help with your language, numeracy or literacy, the following services may be of assistance:

As we do not have scheduled course start dates, you can start your course immediately after we send you the log in details to the Validum Institute online learning portal.  You will need to have completed and submitted your enrolment form and paid your course fees before we send out your login details.

The great thing about undertaking your real estate course with Validum Institute is that you are able to do the course at your pace, in your own time, to suit your schedule.

  • For the Registration Certificate or Resident Letting Agent Licence courses – you have 6 months to complete the course.
  • For the Real Estate Agent Licence or Upgrade courses – you have 12 months to complete the course.
  • For the CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) course – you have 18 months to complete the qualification.

Our courses are self-paced, which means that it may not necessarily take you that long to complete your course.  The length of time it takes you to complete your course depends on various factors, such as your experience and the amount of time you have available for self-paced study.

From 1 January 2015, any person undertaking a nationally recognised learning course or Units of Competency will need a USI (Unique Student Identifier). This is a mandatory Commonwealth Government requirement.

The USI is a number issued by the Commonwealth Government which is unique to you. Your USI will consist of a random combination of numbers and letters.

Once you have your USI, it will give you access to your learning records and results (transcripts) through your online government account. A USI will be required before you can commence your course with the Validum Institute.

For full information on how to apply for a USI, see our USI Information Page HERE 

The Validum Institute Portal (which we call the VIP) is an online interactive learning platform that holds all your course materials, learner notes, reference powerpoints, videos, resource documents and assessments.

In your course, you will  be completing and submitting your assessments through the VIP.

At Validum Institute, we have carefully designed the VIP to provide you with a secure and portable way to study, and you can undertake your studies on any device (for example, a desktop, laptop, tablet) anytime, anywhere.

We have taken great care to make the VIP simple and easy to use.

When you are issued with your log in details for the VIP, you will also receive a VIP Learner Manual which contains instructions on how to use the VIP.  In addition, the VIP also contains a series of video orientation guides which give you a step by step walk through of the important features of the VIP and instructions on how to use key features in the VIP.  We strongly recommend that you to watch the videos and read the manual before commencing your course.

To view a demonstration of the VIP – Click Here

We pride ourselves on the user friendliness and ease of the Validum Institute Portal (VIP). We do however recognise that non-classroom study may not be suitable for everyone.  We are committed to ensuring your online learning experience is a positive one.

Should you have any problems using the VIP, we offer a number of support avenues:

Yes, you will have to successfully complete the assessments in your course before we can issue your Statement of Attainment or Qualification.  Our assessments are open book, self-paced, delivered off-the-job and include theory and practical assessment.

Assessments typically consist of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, roleplay video presentations, reports and practical exercises.

A Unit of Competency means a subject that you have to complete in your course.

So that you can make the most efficient use of your study time, we have grouped (or clustered) similar Units of Competency together. Clustering the Units of Competency in our real estate courses allows our training and assessment to reflect the role and job functions required of students in the real estate industry.

Another benefit of clustering is that it allows us to group assessment questions covering similar topics together. Therefore, the assessments you have to complete in each of our courses are clustered around Units of Competency with a similar theme or professional skill set. When you complete an assessment for a Cluster, you will have completed the assessment across multiple Units of Competency.

In order to successfully complete your course, you must have completed and be assessed as “Competent” in all your assessments.

Competency-based assessments are like driving tests. Our assessors need to check that you have all the skills and knowledge required by the Unit of Competency – just like a driving instructor needs to see you have all the skills to drive safely on the road before passing you.

Assessment is conducted by Validum Institute’s team of qualified trainers and assessors who are industry professionals and experts in their respective fields.

Don’t worry – you have not failed.

When our assessors ask you to re-attempt an assessment question, all it means is that you need to fix up some issues in your answer so that you can meet all the standards required in the Unit of Competency. Think of your first attempt as a draft that our assessors have reviewed – the feedback you receive will help you improve and finalise your answer.

You are provided with unlimited re-assessment opportunities if you are assessed as Not Yet Competent. If your assessment is assessed as Not Yet Competent, a trainer and assessor will contact you to provide you with feedback and support before you re-attempt your assessment.

Our assessors are happy to provide the personalised support and guidance you need to successfully complete your assessment.

Our qualified trainers and assessors are available to help you every step of the way.

It does not matter where you are located, you can access our trainers and assessors through the following methods:

A Statement of Attainment is a formal certification issued by a Registered Training Organisation (like the Validum Institute) which states that a student has been assessed as competent in the Units of Competency completed by the student.

When you have successfully completed your course, we will send your Statement of Attainment by post (your original hard copy) and by email (your electronic copy).

You will need your Statement of Attainment when you apply to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading for your real estate registration or licence.

A Qualification is awarded to someone who has demonstrated competence in a specified number of pre-selected individual Units of Competency. An example of a real estate qualification that Validum Institute offers is the CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) which is made up of twenty four (24) Units of Competency.

After you complete your course and receive your Statement of Attainment, simply go to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading Queensland website and complete your Registration or Licence Application and pay your application fee. You will need to include a copy of your Statement of Attainment with your application.

CLICK HERE for detailed information on how to apply for your Registration or Licence with the Office of Fair Trading.

Recognition of Prior Learning (or RPL) is a formal assessment process designed to recognise your current skills and knowledge.  Validum’s RPL process will identify and assess what you already know and apply it to the course that you want to complete.  If you can provide evidence that you have the skills and/or knowledge to meet the requirements of a Unit of Competency, RPL may be able to give you credit for that Unit.

To apply for RPL, simply contact the Validum team on (07) 3193 5270 or admin@validumgroup.com.au and ask for an RPL Application Kit.  Complete the RPL Application Kit and send it back to us for assessment.  We will review your application and call you to see if any of your experience or skills exempt you from any Units of Competency.

A successful application for RPL could reduce the time you need to spend studying and/or the number of Units of Competency you need to complete in your Course.  This could in turn translate into a time saving for you.

RPL is most appropriate if you have achieved or can demonstrate your competency through evidence of your work experience, other courses of study, or general life experience.

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are training providers registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver Vocational Education and Training (VET) services. RTOs are recognised as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications.

Only RTOs can:

– deliver Nationally Recognised courses and accredited Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET qualifications; and
– apply for Australian, state and territory funding to deliver vocational education and training.

(From the Australian Skills Quality Authority website – www.asqa.gov.au)

The Validum Student Lounge is a dedicated space you can come for peace and quiet and study for your course.  The student lounge is located at the Institute at Rocklea, just a 15 minute drive from Brisbane CBD.

The lounge offers a comfortable space with natural light and free parking, WIFI, computer use, tea/coffee facilities.

While in the Student Lounge, you also have access to our onsite trainers and assessors for one-on-one tuition and assistance.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the limited number of study spaces available in the Student Lounge, you will need to book your Student Lounge visit in advance by calling us on 07 3193 5270 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm).

The student lounge is available to all students to use anytime on Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm.  Simply call us on (07) 3193 5270 to book in your preferred day and times and advise if you need to use one of our laptops.

Access to the Student Lounge is included in your course fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the limited number of study spaces available in the Student Lounge, you will need to book your Student Lounge visit in advance by calling us on 07 3193 5270 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm).

All requests for refunds must be made in writing.  Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis in accordance with the Validum Refund Policy.  Please CLICK HERE to view our fees and refunds procedure.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you a job. We are however in contact with many real estate agencies and agencies often ask us if we know of any graduates who are looking for positions.  If you are looking for a position, please let us know and we will be happy to notify you of any openings with the agencies that we keep in touch with.

We are pleased to advise that our latest student survey shows us that the majority of our students who have completed courses with Validum Institute have obtained a job in real estate.

Feedback

We appreciate your feedback to help us continuously improve our service and courses and our student experience. If you have any feedback on how we can improve our offering, please email us at admin@validumgroup.com.au.

Feedback Surveys

We issue an annual student survey in which we collective gather data from our past and present students to use for improving our business and student experience.

The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) also gathers feedback from students on learner engagement and employer satisfaction. You may at some time be asked to provide feedback directly to them as a student of Validum.

Complaints and Appeals

At Validum, we pride ourselves in our student satisfaction. We understand however from time to time complaints or issues may arise. Validum Institute’s Complaints and Appeals Policy provides an avenue for you to advise us of any issues, concerns or complaints (Complaints) you may have, or to lodge assessment appeals with Validum Institute.

We will deal with all Complaints and appeals in a constructive and timely manner with the aim to resolve any issue raised. A copy of the Complaints and Appeals Policy is available HERE.

If you have any issues or concerns, please firstly call us on (07) 3193 5270 to seek a resolution. If you wish to lodge a formal Complaint or assessment appeal, please contact our Administration Team at admin@validumgroup.com.au or call us on (07) 3193 5270.

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The team at Validum were fantastic. The registration process was simple, it only took 5 minutes from sign up until I could start the course. The course material is fantastic, study notes are comprehensive and very helpful. Responsiveness to questions I had was great. I would highly recommend the Validum team if you are considering enrolling in a real estate course.read more
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Glenn Anderson
22:46 10 Jul 20
All of my dealings with them were personal and easy to conduct. I found them to be most helpful in completing the course with no questions considered unreasonable or to silly. Assistance given was easy to follow and prompt in response time. I found Wei-Loong to be most helpful at all times. I have no problems in recommending Validum to complete this course and guide you into a real estate course.read more
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Ian Herd
12:57 08 Jul 20
I would like to thank the team at Validum Institute for there assistance in completing my recent Real Estate Licence course i completed, Wei-Loong was helpful with any questions or direction i needed, i would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody at all, a friend is enrolled at the moment via my recommendation, thanks again,Allan Tingateread more
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allan tingate
05:30 04 Jul 20
I had a interest in doing the Property Managers Course, but ended up doing the Full Real Estate Licence Course. I can not recommend Validum Institute enough. There ongoing support through the training was very professional and the delivery was to a high standard and relevant to the industry needs. I have now enrolled into the Certificate IV to continue my training which will give me a national registered qualification in Property Services. Thanks to all the team for there help and support and giving me the foundation skills for a new exciting career in a new industry.read more
Jamie Fischer
Jamie Fischer
01:11 02 Jul 20
The team at Validum Institute were great. The registration process was easy, responsiveness to questions I had were timely and the quality of the course material was high. I would highly recommend the Validum team if you are considering enrolling in a course they are offering.read more
Andrew Wines
Andrew Wines
02:23 30 Jun 20
The team at Validum Institute were great. The registration process was easy, responsiveness to questions I had were timely and the quality of the course material was high. I would highly recommend the Validum team if you are considering enrolling in a course they are offering.read more
Andrew Wines
Andrew Wines
02:18 30 Jun 20
I have just completed my Statement of Attainment with the Validum Institute.I thought the course was going to be a huge task however I have completed the course material in 4 short months and have worked full-time. The Validium Institute has been very helpful with regards to assisting through the entire process. All that is needed is a phone call to one of the trainers and they will get back to you to explain your query. I highly recommend the Institute and look forward to calling and meeting the Staff and Directors in the near future. I have trained with other Registered Training Organisations in the past (also a trainer myself) and have found the Validium Institute to be a "breath of fresh air".Thanks Validiumread more
Bruce Kapernick
Bruce Kapernick
12:56 29 Jun 20
Excellent training organisation - I would highly recommend. The trainers were extremely supportive and the learning materials and portal made the course really seamless.read more
Marissa Maslen
Marissa Maslen
22:03 28 Jun 20
I spent a considerable amount of time researching courses offered in Real Estate and settled on Validum Institute. I highly recommend the team at Validum Institute for their well-constructed Real Estate Courses. I have just completed my course and the trainers were professional and helpful whenever assistance was required. The course itself was logical, true to real world scenarios and good value for money.read more
John Bragg
John Bragg
10:38 27 Jun 20
Very easy to talk to and package well presented. Trainers are very knowledgeable highly recommended
Aaron Lord
Aaron Lord
13:59 26 Jun 20
Just completed a certificate with Validum and can't speak highly enough of the staff whom I had contact with and how user friendly the online course was to follow. Am considering further qualifications with Validum due to the confidence the staff instilled in me and the great support offered.read more
Debby Enoka
Debby Enoka
04:17 23 Jun 20
Very professional and quick to respond to queries, would definitely use them again or recommend to a friend.
Sam Spencer
Sam Spencer
06:10 19 Jun 20
Received my Statement of Attainment today and I am super excited to enter the real estate industry!! I started my full agent course on the 28/5 and completed it within 3 weeks, booked the roleplay’s with Validum at the beginning of this week (were my last two tasks that I needed to complete) and I had lots of fun with Wei-Loong, he was extremely helpful and we had a good laugh during the roleplay’s! Was not stressful at all and felt like I could truely be an agent in the scenario! Thankyou so so much Validum, I knew nothing about the real estate industry when I signed up but now that’s a different story! If anyone would like to complete a real estate course which is practical, straight forward and will assist you in all elements of the industry, then Validum is 110% the way to go!! 👩‍🎓🥳❤️🙌 Validum all the way!! 11/10!!read more
Emilia Tumalski
Emilia Tumalski
07:31 18 Jun 20
The help is always there when you need it.
Linda Lezmana
Linda Lezmana
11:01 17 Jun 20
Hi I've just finished my certificate IV in realestate.I found the course very helpful in the way its designed to train you. Clever really!When I needed to get phone help there was help straight away and the people were extremely great to deal with.I would highly recommend them.thanks again Matt Briggsread more
Matt Briggs
Matt Briggs
09:55 17 Jun 20
I have just completed my certificate IV in property services and I can not commend the staff at Validum Institute enough. Their staff are extremely helpful, friendly and were quick to respond to any queries I had. Thank you Validum for your help with my journey into real estate.read more
Sandy Sampson
Sandy Sampson
01:47 12 Jun 20
During the “Stay at home” period, I registered with Validum Institute and recently obtained my full real estate licence. The entire staff at Validum were very helpful and supportive to insure my success. From administrators to trainers and directors, all willing and there to see you through all courses. I would not hesitate to recommend them.read more
Jian Azad
Jian Azad
03:43 09 Jun 20
During the “Stay at home” period, I registered with Validum Institute and recently obtained my full real estate licence. The entire staff at Validum were very helpful and supportive to insure my success. From administrators to trainers and directors, all willing and there to see you through all courses. I would not hesitate to recommend them.read more
Jian M. Azad
Jian M. Azad
03:41 09 Jun 20
Thank you to the team at Validum for creating such an enjoyable experience. The trainers were professional, polite and helpful at every step along the way. They were consistently quick to respond to questions, offer feedback or assuage concerns. The course itself was formatted excellently and was easy to follow to ensure you were completing each step as necessary. I highly recommend Validum, the team and their course, due to their professional and thorough service at all times.read more
Rachel Maguire
Rachel Maguire
04:44 02 Jun 20
I just wanted to express my appreciation for the time Victor spent on the phone with me at the start of my QLD Real Estate Regeneration Certificate.He definitely helped allay my concerns and made me feel very comfortable and welcome. And I have really enjoyed my course work so far. It is well designed and easy to understand and follow. I feel confident that upon completion, I will be well equipped to find my place in the industry.Many Thanks!read more
Esther Salton
Esther Salton
03:34 29 May 20
Great learning marterial and the staff made the whole process so simple and seamless. I highly recommend Validum Institute.
alan chambers
alan chambers
01:49 29 May 20
Great learning material and the staff made the whole process simple and seamless. I highly recommend Validum Institute.
Lynette Brown
Lynette Brown
01:47 29 May 20
Fantastic to deal with and would highly recommend
Kylee Seeds
Kylee Seeds
09:24 27 May 20
I really enjoyed the course (save for having to film myself- but that was fun too! I think we need to send through the blooper reel as well!) This is very informative and sets the ground rules for further learning in the industry. Nothing is ever too much drama for the Validum staff and no stupid question is ever too stupid. I should know- I asked a few!! Heaps better than other learning courses!!! I would highly recommend.read more
Sharyn Sharyn
Sharyn Sharyn
09:33 25 May 20
I completed my full license course in mid May.Validum is an excellent training organisation.I absolutely loved working with Trina my assessor.Trina was very professional and supportive.Highly recommended to everyone who wants to start a career in realestate.💯Thank you all at Validum Institute.😄😄read more
Shanti Lane
Shanti Lane
02:39 23 May 20
Excellent learning platform, great trainers and assistance. Friendly team members, assignments marked and returned quickly, fast to respond to communication. Very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a career in Real Estate Industry. Thank you Wei-Loong, Victor and all your team for your support and the opportunity to allow me to complete my full Real Estate Licence.read more
Issam E
Issam E
13:41 20 May 20
Excellent learning platform, great trainers and assistance. Friendly team members, assignments marked and returned quickly, fast to respond to communication. Very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a career in Real Estate Industry. Thank you Wei-Loong, Victor and all your team for your support and the opportunity to allow me to complete my full Real Estate Licence.read more
Issam Köln
Issam Köln
13:40 20 May 20
Great learning resources, professional and supportive staff, great experience. Would highly recommend Validum Institute.
Cherie B Holland
Cherie B Holland
21:21 18 May 20
The real estate course at Validum was excellent! Course content was set out well, easy to follow, and if you had any queries, there was always a friendly face ready to help.I contacted many institutions before deciding on Validum. It was the professional, cheerful staff that helped me decide. Thank you!read more
suzanne baradel
suzanne baradel
23:11 15 May 20
Validum was an absolute pleasure to train with i had Wei-Loong Chen who was exceptional at guiding me threw my course you don't wait for days to get a response always friendly amd professinal Validum is amazing and it is a cost effective alternative to the much bigger companies and in my option you are treated like one of the team not just a number thank you so much to everyone at Valdium i would recommend these guys 100 times over.read more
Rachel Louise Bennett
Rachel Louise Bennett
22:36 15 May 20