Real Estate Traineeships

Government subsidised places available!

Gain practical experience while completing a nationally recognised qualification. Whether you're starting out in real estate, wanting to improve your skills or looking for a career change, or if you are an agency looking to take on a trainee, then a traineeship has something to offer you.

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Course details

  • Flexible payment options
  • Flexible study options
  • Face-to-face support available
  • FREE Assessment support
  • Expert trainers that currently work in real estate
  • Quality assured by the peak industry association
  • Nationally recognised and accredited

A traineeship is Commonwealth Government funded training that allows you to gain practical experience through workplace employment and complete a nationally recognised qualification while obtaining a wage.

REINSW offers traineeships in:

  • CPP31519 Certificate III in Real Estate Practice undertaken over 12 months.
  • 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.

The criteria for eligibility for employer incentives varies by individual and qualification.

  • New entrant– employed for less than three months full-time or less than 12 months part-time
  • Aged 15 years and over
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

If you do not meet the above eligibility requirements REINSW has other options available. Please email [email protected] 

Traineeships offer both employers and trainees a range of benefits.

Benefits for the employer

  • Up-skill employees to meet business needs
  • Receive government incentives
  • Promote employee loyalty
  • Provide opportunity for employees to mentor others
  • Increase workplace productivity

Benefits for the trainee

  • Achieve a nationally accredited qualification
  • Learn valuable workplace skills
  • Receive comprehensive training
  • Flexible study options to suit learning needs
  • Increase career opportunities

An employer is required to provide the following:

  • The opportunity to develop key skills and acquire relevant knowledge of the industry
  • Access to structured training both on and/or off the job
  • Time at work to undertake structured training
  • Time off work to complete assessments - up to three hours per week
  • A safe working environment
  • Other benefits as specified in the traineeship agreement

The Student Contribution fee is aligned with the NSW Smart and Skilled fee administration policy.

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If you are a job seeker wishing to undertake a traineeship, you need to find an employer that is looking to employ a trainee. An Australian Apprenticeships Centre, Centrelink or local employment agency will be able to provide you with details of such employers.

Already employed?  

If you have been working for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time, then email [email protected] to get started on your Traineeship with REINSW.

Course Assistant Agent course Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice CPP41419 Diploma of Property (Agency Management) CPP51119

Certificate of Registration (Issued by NSW Fair Trading)

Licence Class 2 (Issued by NSW Fair Trading)

Licence Class 1 (Issued by NSW Fair Trading)

  • 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.

As a learner you are covered by Smart and Skilled consumer protection measures. REINSW supports a learner’s rights in line with Australian Consumer Law, Smart and Skilled and Australian Privacy Principles. If you have any issues or concerns you should contact the Training Manager at REINSW email: [email protected].

Code of Practice (Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Strategy)

All consumers have the right to:

  • Expect the training they receive will be of a quality consistent with ASQA regulations and Smart and Skilled Contract requirements
  • Be informed about personal information that is collected about them and the right to review and correct information
  • Access to a provider’s consumer protection complaints system

All consumers have obligations, including but not limited, to:

  • Provide accurate information to the provider
  • Behave in a responsible and ethical manner

You can access more information about Consumer Protection by contacting Smart and Skilled. Go to:

You may request access to your information and/or your progress throughout your training at any time by provision of your name, address and date of birth to verify your identity. Please note that we cannot give information to a third party without your express written permission. A declaration is included with your Enrolment Form giving authority for REINSW to provide information as required to Government agencies as relevant only to your training.

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.

If you are an employer, or a trainee whom has been working for less than 3 months full-time or 12 months part-time, and are interested in the REINSW Traineeships program please contact us.

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