National code: CPP31519

Certificate III in Real Estate Practice

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Overview About this course

Equip yourself with essential entry-level skills in real estate. Get real world experience in a simulated workplace. Become eligible to apply for your Certificate of Registration so you can work as an assistant real estate or stock and station agent.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Assist in the performance of real estate work practices

  • Build relationships with vendors, tenants, landlords, and buyers

  • Understand the law and practice of selling and leasing property

  • Access and process property information and real estate trust accounts

  • Use and maintain property and client information databases

  • Comply with ethical, legislative and organisational requirements and policies

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

  • Eligibility to apply for a Certificate of Registration through NSW Fair Trading

  • Credit toward a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A driver's licence and an ability to travel

  • A keen interest in networking and building relationships

  • Willingness to work after hours and on weekends to meet customer demands

  • Experience using computers

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: real estate sales assistant, assistant property manager, real estate agent office assistant and marketing and administration assistant.


All new entrants to the real estate industry need to hold a Certificate of Registration before they are able to work in the industry. A Certificate of Registration enables you to assist with conducting real estate sales or providing property management services in NSW. Certificates of Registration are issued by NSW Fair Trading. Visit NSW Fair Trading to learn more about the specific requirements you will need to meet to gain a Certificate of Registration. Your teacher will also be able to provide you with additional information during your studies.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Real Estate Practice does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Real Estate Practice qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 5 core and 9 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Comply with ethical practice in real estate CPPREP3001

  • Communicate effectively to support customer service in real estate CPPREP3002

  • Access and process property information in real estate CPPREP3003

  • Prepare for professional practice in real estate CPPREP4001

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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