Chisholm offers the new 2009 Training for Agents Representative program for those wishing to work in the real estate profession as an Agents Representative. This up to date program is designed to give participants a broad practical knowledge of the industry and fulfils the academic requirements set by the Business Licensing Authority and Consumer Affairs Victoria to work as an Agents’ Representative as outlined in the Estate Agents (Education) Regulations 2008.
To work in the industry you must have the Training for Agents Representative program, 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 Training for Agents Representative program is a structured training program; the program fees and course material are eligible deductions from the training guarantee levy for estate agent employers.
Upon satisfactory completion of tests and assignments a ‘Statement of Attainment’ will be issued, outlining competence in the three units from the Certificate IV in Property Service (Real Estate), as outlined in the Estate Agents (Education) Regulations 2008. One re-sit / assignment re-submission opportunity is provided.
On campus study location
Frankston campus, Building W, Fletcher Road, Frankston
Self study – correspondence available (testing at Frankston / Wonthaggi) contact – 9238 8320
Full time day – 2.5 weeks
Part time evening – 7 weeks, 2 nights per week
Correspondence – self paced to be completed within 6 months
Ongoing throughout the year – as per current schedule see page 2.
To be eligible to be employed as an Agent’s Representative, by law (Estate Agents Act 1980) the following criteria apply.
• be 18 years of age
• successfully completed the Training for Agents Representative program
• reside in Victoria (registered mailing address).
The program 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.
Application & Enrolment Procedure
Further Education Opportunities
Certificate IV in Property (Real Estate Agency Practice) CPP40307 Full Licence Course (now offered at Chisholm in 2009).
CPPDSM4080A Work 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.
CPPDSM4008A Identify legal & ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
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.
CPPDSM4007A Identify legal & ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
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.
2 nights per week (7weeks (subject to public holidays)
6 – 10pm classes
Tuesday & Thursday, or Monday & Wednesday at Frankston Campus
Full time day
2.5 weeks (13 consecutive working days)
9 – 3.30pm (Monday – Friday) at Frankston Campus
Self study -
Upon enrolment you essentially study independently at your own pace, it is possible to complete within 3 weeks. You have up to 6 months from your enrolment date to complete this course. As a resource, recorded lectures will be available and you will be allocated a Tutor to mark assignments. Testing takes place at the Frankston or Wonthaggi campuses. Assignments are to be mailed in to the Real Estate Coordinator.