The qualifications and requirements needed to become a real estate agent in Australia vary depending on the state or territory in which you want to work. However, there are some common requirements that apply across most regions. Here’s a general outline of the qualifications you typically need:
- Educational Requirements: In Australia, you are generally required to have completed a certain level of education to become a real estate agent. This usually includes completing the necessary courses in real estate, property services, or a related field.
- Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate): This is the primary qualification required to become a licensed real estate agent in most states and territories. It covers various aspects of real estate practices, laws, and ethics.
- State-specific Requirements: Each state or territory has different rules on what is needed to become registered as a Real Estate Agent. HRETC offer state specific training courses that are customised to meet the individual state requirements.
- Age and Citizenship: You must be at least 18 years old and a permanent resident or citizen of Australia to become a licensed real estate agent.
- Background Check: Applicants may be required to undergo a criminal history check as part of the licensing process.
- Registration or Licensing: After completing the required qualifications and meeting other criteria, you will need to apply for a real estate agent’s registration or license with the relevant regulatory authority in your state or territory. Each state/territory has its own licensing authority that oversees real estate licensing.
- Unique Student Identifier (USI): A USI is your individual education number (for life). It gives you an online record of your vocational education and training (VET) undertaken in Australia. If you’re at university, TAFE or doing other nationally recognised training, you will need a USI
HRETC offers a variety of courses and qualifications for each state which are specifically structured to satisfy state specific requirements. Click a link below for more information on the courses and requirements offered in that particular state
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It’s crucial to verify the specific requirements of the state or territory where you plan to work, as regulations can change over time. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information on licensing requirements.