Chisholm offers the Course in Property (Agents’ Representatives) for those wishing to work in the real estate profession. The Course is designed to give participants a broad practical knowledge of the industry and fulfils the academic requirements set by the Business Licensing Authority (Consumer Affairs Victoria) to work as an Agents’ Representative.
To work in the industry you must have the Course in Property (Agents’ Representatives), be of good character and be a fit and proper person. A police records check will be carried out just prior to commencing employment. A person cannot be employed if he or she is an insolvent under administration or has had a claim upheld against the Estate Agents’ Guarantee Fund.
Employers please note: As the Course in Property (Agents’ Representatives) is a structured training program; the course fees and Learner’s Guide are eligible deductions from the training guarantee levy for estate agent employers.
Satisfactory completion of 4 tests and 4 assignments is required. One re-sit /re-submission opportunity is provided.
On campus study location
Frankston campus, Building W, Fletcher Road, Frankston
Self study – correspondence available (testing at Frankston / Wonthaggi)
Full time day – 2.5 weeks
Part time evening – 7 weeks, 2 nights per week
Correspondence – 6 months
Ongoing throughout the year – as per current schedule
Proposed 2009 course curriculum may be subject to change. 2009 course dates T.B.A.
-18 years old.
-Preference is given to those who are working in the real estate industry or who have a definite promise of employment within the industry. Other applicants will be offered places as they become available.
-Delivery is conducted in English. Students with English as a second language require an advanced level English. Generally students must have sufficient English language skills to understand oral instructions, read technical material and prepare written reports.
Further Education Opportunities
Certificate IV in Property (Real Estate Agency Practice) 21525VIC or equivalent is planned for 2009.
VBN723 Work Effectively in the Real Estate Industry
Key features of estate agency operations; State and Commonwealth legislation that impact on estate agency operations in Victoria; ethical and conduct standards; employment requirements, the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers and the role of ongoing professional development; effective communication.
VBN724 Address Legal and Ethical Requirements of Property Sales
Basic concepts of property ownership; role and responsibilities of sales personnel in property listing and selling; listing and selling process; process for finalising property sales.
VBN725 Address Legal and Ethical Requirements of Property Management
Basic concepts of property management; role and responsibilities of agency personnel in property management; process of listing properties; process for leasing a property; procedures for handling moneys; process for managing leased properties including the termination of leases and the vacating of leased properties.
On campus Part time
2 nights per week (7weeks (subject to public holidays) – 56 hrs of tutorial time)
6 – 10pm classes
Tuesday & Thursday, or Monday & Wednesday at Frankston Campus
On campus Full time day
2.5 weeks (70 hrs of tutorial time)
9 – 3.30pm (Monday – Friday) at Frankston Campus
Self study - correspondence
You enrol and essentially study independently at your own pace. You have up to 6 months
from your enrolment date to complete this course. As a resource, recorded lectures will be available to assist enrolled students. Testing takes place at the Frankston or Wonthaggi campuses. Assignments are to be mailed in to the Real Estate Coordinator.