Certificate III in Real Estate Practice

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Cost i
Standard course fee:
You could pay: $0.00 to $1,580.00

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Delivery Mode
Online Work-Based Mixed Face-to-Face
Program Type
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10 - 14 months (full-time)
Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Entry-level employment

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of administration staff within the real estate sector of the property services industry who apply knowledge of real estate procedures, forms and documents; knowledge of customer service standards and customer expectations; and knowledge of real estate services and technical processes to support real estate agency operational functions.

This qualification applies to administration and support staff working in the real estate sector including residential, commercial, stock and station, auctioneering or buyer’s agent operations.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Real Estate Agent Office Assistant
  • Real Estate Sales Assistant
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Marketing and Administration Assistant.
  • Staff who hold this qualification are commonly engaged with:

  • receiving, recording and following up enquiries with vendors or buyers, lessors or tenants, by phone, email and in person
  • using forms and documents to assist in preparing contracts for sale or lease, correspondence with vendors, buyers, lessors or tenants
  • scheduling and assisting with property inspections
  • maintaining data relating to clients and prospects including vendors, buyers, lessors or tenants
  • assisting with development of a client base through prospecting activities such as cold calls, door knocking, attendance at open homes
  • conducting approved transactions through trust accounts
  • receiving and processing payments and maintaining basic financial records
  • applying ethical standards and practices
  • conducting basic administration duties including using business technology, preparing documents, maintaining appointment schedules and providing customer service.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

Legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to real estate practices in all states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

How to apply

How to apply

  • Some training providers will let you enrol online while others may not. All training providers will need to see some documentation, like personal identification or school results, and all will ask you to have a Unique Student Identifier. Once you've found a training provider you like the look of, get in touch with them to see how they can help you enrol.
  • You can visit this provider’s course offering/s on provider’s website.

Send an enquiry

Send an enquiry using the form on the left. Alternatively, here is how to contact your nearest Training Services NSW office.

Ring 13 28 11 to be directed to your nearest office or navigate to the Contact Us page to view our locations.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.


Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.