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The Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice will give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to begin your career in the exciting and dynamic real estate industry as a successful real estate professional. This course also meets the educational requirements to apply to NSW Fair Trading for your NSW Class 2 Real Estate Licence.

You will learn how to establish and manage relationships with prospective buyers, tenants and homeowners for the sale or lease of property. You will also learn how to apply legislative and compliance requirements, ethical practice and consumer preferences to conduct real estate functions.

TAFE NSW is the leading education and training provider in Australia, with over 130 years of history. Our courses are designed in close consultation with industry, so you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Appraise property for sale or lease
  • Build relationships with vendors, buyers, tenants and landlords
  • Manage and end tenancies
  • Conduct auctions
  • Present at tribunals


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Reviewing and completing industry-based forms like tenancy letting letters and sales and lease agreements
  • Creating personal marketing profiles
  • Developing a marketing package for property sales and property management
  • Conducting simulated auctions in a classroom environment
  • Representing an agency at a tribunal
  • Reviewing case studies around tenancy legal proceedings
  • Using property management software like Property Tree


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A love for social situations and meeting new people
  • Great presentability and professionalism
  • Persuasion and negotiation skills
  • People management and teamwork skills


In 2020, the value of global real estate increased by 5 per cent to $326.5 trillion.

PWC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) reports that post-pandemic, the global real estate industry is set for a resurgence, with the top cities for real estate investment spanning across Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific.

Globalisation, international business and the rise in the rental market is expected to define the future of the global real estate industry. Real estate agents are also leveraging digital technology and social media to sell property, promote listings and market their businesses.


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

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

  • Have a keen interest in networking and building relationships
  • Are task driven and have a passion for real estate
  • Experience using databases and software applications like Microsoft Excel and Word

All new entrants to the real estate industry need to hold a Certificate of Registration before they are able to upgrade to a Class 2 Licence. A Class 2 Real Estate Agent Licence enables you to conduct real estate sales or provide property management services in NSW.

Licences are issued by NSW Fair Trading; please visit NSW Fair Trading to learn more about the specific requirements you will need to meet to gain a Class 2 Licence. Your teacher will be able to provide additional information during your studies.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,460
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,460


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated work places, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

TAFE NSW real estate students have access to an exclusive simulated real estate agency, called the Azure Beach Realty Group. Here you'll practice high-value real estate tasks and activities in a realistic workplace setting.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
  • 18 units of competency: 5 core units and 13 elective units.
  • Core Units
  • CPPREP4001 Prepare for professional practice in real estate
  • CPPREP4002 Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
  • CPPREP4003 Access and interpret legislation in real estate
  • CPPREP4004 Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate
  • CPPREP4005 Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts
  • CPPREP4101 Appraise property for sale or lease
  • CPPREP4102 Market property
  • CPPREP4103 Establish vendor relationships
  • CPPREP4104 Establish buyer relationships
  • CPPREP4105 Sell property
  • CPPREP4121 Establish landlord relationships
  • CPPREP4122 Manage tenant relationships
  • CPPREP4123 Manage tenancy
  • CPPREP4124 End tenancy
  • CPPREP4125 Transact in trust accounts
  • CPPREP4161 Undertake pre-auction processes
  • CPPREP4162 Conduct and complete sale by auction
  • CPPREP4163 Complete post-auction process and contract execution


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Strengthen your expertise with a TAFE NSW Real Estate pathway:


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.