Assistant Agent Course

Certificate of Registration Course

A new course developed to meet NSW Fair Trading requirements for you to become an assistant agent. This course is the stepping stone to your future real estate career.

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Assistant Agent Course

Course details

To start working in real estate you will need a certificate of registration. Successful completion of the REINSW Assistant Agent Course will not only enable you to apply for registration with NSW Fair Trading but will also equip you with the skills and knowledge to be work ready. You can also continue your studies and complete the full Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice to become a fully Licenced Real Estate Agent.


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The course runs in two parts:
Cluster 1: 2 Units
Cluster 2: 3 Units


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Statement of Attainment required by NSW Fair Trading to apply for a Certificate of Registration^


^NOTE: REINSW does not guarantee that NSW Fair Trading will grant a certificate or licence. Applications for licensing are at the sole discretion of NSW Fair Trading.

Transition course

If you have completed the Certificate of Registration course prior to 23 March 2020 you will need to upgrade your qualification to meet NSW Fair Trading requirements. View details about the Assistant Agent Transition Course.


  Start date Duration Locations

Any time.
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40 hours of coursework.

Up to 3 months to complete


Classroom day

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5 Days. 2 clusters over 2 weeks*

Cluster 1 - 2 days plus independent study online after classroom learning.

Cluster 2 - 3 days plus independent study online after classroom learning.

*You have the option to do both clusters in 2 consecutive weeks or take a break in between clusters.


Classroom evening

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5 nights over 2 weeks plus independent study online after classroom learning. 

Virtual classroom (via Zoom) or classroom
NEW LOCATION - Newcastle

  Cost Payment Plan Additional Fees






Enrol today for $100 with the remainder to be paid over three (3) months. Contact us today to discuss a payment plan suitable to you.

Government subsidised option available to eligble students. Learn more

Re-enrollment fees maybe payable where your course is not completed within the required timeframe.




$120 for each RPL Gap Assessments where required.

$160 for each additional unit add-on where required.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Cluster 1 Legislation and Compliance

2 units of competency

  • CPPREP4003 Access and interpret legislation in real estate
  • CPPREP4005 Prepare to work in real estate trust accounts

The Legislation and Compliance Cluster will give you a broad understanding of the legislative framework that is relevant to real estate.

You will develop an understanding of the structure, application and impact of legislation on work in real estate.

You will also gain a basic understanding of trust accounts and the requirements of working with an agency trust account.

Cluster 2 Professional Practice

3 units of competency

  • CPPREP4001 Prepare for professional practice in real estate
  • CPPREP4002 Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
  • CPPREP4004 Establish marketing profiles in real estate

The Professional Practice Cluster will introduce the professional and ethical requirements to work in real estate. You will discover the business structures, regulatory framework, codes of practice and professional development pathways within real estate.

Having an understanding of ethical standards will assist in reducing financial and reputational risks in meeting consumer protection standards and in dealing responsibly with ethical breaches and challenges.

Regardless of the mode of delivery, all training and assessment tasks are aimed at confirming your ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills to the workplace.

Your assessments will include:

  • Short and extended answer questions
  • Workplace situation activities
  • Workplace skills assessment (Role play)

We encourage you to complete and submit your assessments within two weeks of completing the course, while the information is still fresh in your mind. Learners are required to submit all assessments via the online portal. REINSW recognises the needs of learners and has strategies in place to assist learners who may have difficulties with assessment tasks.

In order to complete assessments, you must have access to: a computer, Microsoft Word (or similar), an email address, the internet and a printer.

Throughout the duration of the course, and after completion of the course, REINSW expert trainers and assessors are available to provide support to learners should they require assistance with any part of their learning.

The assessment marking process takes up to four weeks from the date an assessment is received by REINSW. In most instances, results are available inside of this time frame.

Course Assistant Agent course Licence course - 
CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

Licensee in Charge Course - 
CPP51119 Diploma of Property (Agency Management)


Statement of Attainment required by NSW Fair Trading for a Certificate of Registration 

Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice required by NSW Fair Trading for a Class 2 licence 

Diploma of Property (Agency Management) required by NSW Fair Trading for a Class 1 licence 

  • Office Assistant
  • Assistant Real Estate Sales
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Marketing and Administration Assistant.
  • Stock and Station Agent
  • Business Broker
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Buyers’ Agent
  • Accredited Auctioneer.
  • Real Estate Agency Principal
  • Strata Management Principal
  • Agency Manager
  • Agency Director.

It is a government requirement that all students undertaking nationally recognised training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) in order to receive a qualification.

For further information and to obtain your USI please visit the Australian Government, Unique Student Identifier Help Centre for students.

It's important for you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities of being a learner with the REINSW.

The Learner Handbook will provide you with information about our enrolment, training and assessment processes and information about payments, refunds, course changes, privacy and more.

Please read the Learner Handbook prior to your course enrolment.


Real Estate Institute of NSW

REINSW Training Assistant Agent Course will enable you to register with NSW Fair Trading but while equipting you with the skills and knowledge to be work ready.

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