FAQs - NSW Certificate of Registration

What is a Certificate of Registration?


A Certificate of Registration is a certificate issued by NSW Fair Trading that allows the holder to work in a real estate office, undertaking the work of a real estate agent under the supervision of a Licensed Real Estate Agent.


How do I become a Real Estate Agent in New South Wales?


To become a holder of a Certificate of Registration you need to complete a course that includes the 4 units of competency set down as the education requirements by NSW Fair Trading as well as meeting their other requirements as to character and residency.


To be a fully licensed real estate agent you need to meet their education requirements which is that you hold the qualification CPP40307 - Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) as well as meeting their other more stringent requirements as to residency, character and financial history.


For more details visit the NSW Fair Trading website.


When undertaking the Certificate of Registration Training Course, what am I required to complete?


You are required to gain competency in the following units from the CPP07 Training Package:

  • CPPDSM3019 - Communicate with clients as part of agency operations
  • CPPDSM4080A - Work in the real estate industry,
  • CPPDSM4008A - Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work,
  • CPPDSM4007A - Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work.


How long does the Certificate of Registration Training Course take?


The length of time it will take you to finish the course will depend on many things. Firstly it will depend on what knowledge you have of real estate operations in NSW, and secondly on how much time you set aside to read the learner’s guides and undertake the assessments. You have up to six months to complete the course, but we have found that some participants have successfully completed the course within a week when they have set aside the time to do so.


How long do I have to complete the Certificate of Registration Training Course?


You have up to six (6) months to complete the course. If for some reason you cannot complete it in that time, you can request an extension of time to allow you submit all your assessments.


If I choose to complete the Certificate of Registration Training Course online, will I receive any support?


The support we offer our online students is something we are very proud of. Despite our sophisticated online messaging system, we also hold regular webinars and Q & A sessions on the course content. We see it as our job to get you through the course and this is one we take very seriously!


Is the online system easy to navigate?


YES. We have invested a lot of money, time and effort to make our system user friendly, plus you have full support if you should have any problems.


Once I have completed the Certificate of Registration Training Course is there anything else I need to do?


Once you have successfully completed the course, you need then to apply to NSW Fair Trading for your Certificate of Registration, supplying them with a copy of the Statement of Attainment we send you to show that you have met their educational requirements.


We also send you an information pack with your Statement of Attainment, which includes the NSW Fair Trading application form and full instructions on how to apply to NSW Fair Trading.


How much does it cost to complete the Certificate of Registration Training Course?


The full cost of undertaking the course is as follows:

  • Online - $595.00
  • Workshop - $795.00
  • Distance Learning - $595.00


What if I fail an assessment?


When you undertake our course it is our responsibility to give you all the learning tools you need to that at the end of the course you are competent in all the units of competency.


Should you be found “not satisfactory” in any of your assessment tasks, our assessor will contact you and explain fully what you need to do the be found competent and so successfully finish the course. This could include further reading or training we do not fail participants. You will have up to three chances to submit an assessment. If after your third submission you still have not successfully completed the course we will discuss fully the options available to you. Your rights and responsibilities as a participant in our courses are set out in the Participant’s Handbook, which is available on our website.