FAQs - QLD Certificate of Registration

What is a Certificate of Registration?


A Certificate of Registration is a certificate issued by The Office of 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 Queensland?


To become a holder of a certificate of registration you need to complete a course that includes the 7 units of competency set down as the education requirements by the Office of 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 gain competency in 19 units of competency from 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. 


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


Undertaking study and the assessments tasks for the seven units of competency.


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 Queensland, 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.


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 the Office 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 education requirements. Full instructions on how to apply to the Office of Fair Trading can be found here:



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.