Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

This qualification reflects the role of real estate professionals who apply knowledge of real estate practice legal agency and compliance requirements, ethical standards, and consumer preferences to conduct real estate functions.

This qualification applies to people working in both residential and commercial property, including business broking, and stock and station transactions.

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Flexible learning options allow you to choose to enrol into the complete course and pay a reduced fee upfront, or enrol and pay for one cluster at a time.


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18 units in total. 5 Core Units, 10 units of competency prescribed by NSW Fair Trading, grouped into six clusters, plus 3 elective units of competency grouped into an elective cluster.​


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


*For Certificate holders completing a cluster of three units of competency will satisfy your annual CPD requirements.
^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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Learners will need to complete a total of 18 units of completency being 5 Core Units and 13 Elective Units to obtain the CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. This qualification is broken down into the following clusters for Learners to complete with five (5) of the units counting towards the Learners being able to apply for thier Certificate of Registration with NSW Fair Trading. 

 Learners must complete the following Core Units of Competency, or apply for RPL/Credit Transfer:

  CPPREP4001 - Prepare for professional practice in real estate
  CPPREP4002 - Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
Core Units       CPPREP4003 - Access and interpret legislation in real estate
  CPPREP4004 - Establish marketing profiles in real estate
  CPPREP4005 - Prepare to work in real estate trust accounts


Learn Property Management

Learners must complete the following Property Elective Units:

Field of Study Cluster Name Unit of Competency Name
  Appraise Property Cluster  CPPREP4101 - Appraise property for sale and lease
  Property Marketing Cluster  CPPREP4102 - Market property
  Property Management One Cluster  CPPREP4121 - Establish landlord relationships **
     CPPREP4122 - Establish tenant relationships**
  Property Management Two Cluster  CPPREP4123 - Manage tenancy
Property Elective Units    CPPREP4124 - End tenancy
  Property Sales Cluster  CPPREP4103 - Establish vendor relationships
     CPPREP4104 - Establish buyer relationships
     CPPREP4105 - Sell property
  Trust Accounts Cluster  CPPREP4125 - Transact in trust accounts


Select a Career Pathway in Real Estate

Learners are to select only (1) one of the below Real Estate Career Pathways to study the related Units of Competency to allow them to build a strong career based on the underpinning skills and knowledge gained through quality training at REINSW.

Auctioner Buyers Agent Real Estate Agent Stock and Station


Undertake preauction processes


Represent buyer in sales process


Use inclusive work practices


Confirm and market livestock for sale


Conduct and complete sale by auction


and promote property industry knowledge – buyers’ agent


Deliver presentations to clients in real estate


Prepare livestock for sale


Complete post auction process and contact execution


purchase of property as a buyers’ agent


Provide property sustainability information in real estate contact execution


Establish vendor and buyer relationships in livestock sale



Complete the sales process - livestock



Develop and maintain rural property market knowledge and intelligence


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It can take up to 24 months to complete,  depending on learner ability and the available time to complete learning and assessment tasks.


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13 days plus independent study online after classroom learning.


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34 evenings (virtual class via Zoom) plus independent study online after classroom learning. 



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RPL can be undertaken for certificate of registration holders to become Class 2 licence holders (Licensed Real Estate Agent). If you are an experienced agent, you should benefit from this experience, by undertaking recognition of prior learning (RPL). It may reduce the amount of learning required and reduce costs. Learn more. 

Online and phone for individuals or we can come to you for in-house group training - min group size is 5.


  Course Fee Payment Plan Additional Fees

Online Classroom Zoom

First installment: 647.50 
Second installment: 647.50
Third installment: 647.50
Fourth installment: 647.50
Enrol today for $500 with the remainder to be paid over six (6) months. Contact us today to discuss a payment plan suitable to you.

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.

NSW Traineeships Available


A traineeship is Government funded training that allows you to gain practical experience through workplace employment and complete a nationally recognised qualification while obtaining a wage. Traineeships with REINSW are fullly subsidised by NSW Government Smart & Skilled. (www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au). Conditions apply. 

REINSW offers traineeships in: 

  • CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice, undertaken over 24 months. This allows the trainee, upon completion, to apply to NSW Fair Trading for a Class 2 Real Estate Licence. (providing the other Fair Trading pathways requirements are met). 

This qualifications include the units required by NSW Fair Trading for the Certificate of Registration as an Assistant Agent in real estate. The Cert IV course could lead to a Class 2 License. 

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

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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 / CPP31519 Certificate III in Real Estate Practice 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 III in Real Estate Practice

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 

  • Real Estate Agent Office Assistant
  • Real Estate Sales Assistant
  • 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

Join the pathway toward your Real Estate Licence by starting The CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice course with REINSW Training

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