Real Estate Traineeships

Work-based Traineeships

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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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 work based 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. (providing the other Fair Trading pathways requirements are met). 

Both 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 will lead to a Class 2 License. 

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. For further information around the Government Subsidises, please visit the Smart and Skilled website

The eligibility criteria varies by individual and qualification, however to give you an idea below is a list of some of the elements within the criteria. 

  • New entrant– employed for less than three months full-time or less than 6 months part-time with your employer 
  • 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 Smart and Skilled government subsidised training options available. Please contact us to find out.

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Traineeships offer both employers and trainees a range of benefits. 

Benefits for the employer 

  • Up-skill employees to meet business needs 
  • Government incentives available 
  • Promote employee loyalty 
  • Provide opportunity for employees to mentor others 
  • Increase workplace productivity 
  • Traineeships can commence at any time of the year 
  • Training fullly subsidised by NSW Government Smart & Skilled. ( Conditions apply 

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 
  • No course fees 
  • Designated Traineeship Support Officer to support your learning jouirney 
  • Public transport concessions for travel on NSW Government buses, ferries and trains for new entrant trainees and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year 
  • Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) for first, second and third year trainees and who need to live away from home for employment purposes 

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 



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 6 months part-time, then email [email protected] to get started on your Traineeship with REINSW. 



There are no course costs to the employer or trainee as training at REINSW is fully funded by the NSW Department of Education and Training under Smart and Skilled.






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)

Outcome 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.




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 te 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:

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.

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.

If you are an employer wishing to engage a trainee or you have a new employee you would like to commence in a traineeship 

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How does Smart and Skilled affect employers?

Smart and Skilled NSW ensures a supply of skilled workers for businesses in NSW, as people take up government-subsidised training and enter the workforce. The New South Wales and Australian Governments provide financial incentives and assistance to employers, and trainees. Read more

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