Trust Accounting

Interested in expanding your real estate
business into the specialist field of business broking?
This is the course for you.

Course Overview

The Trust Accounting course is built for those in administration and business management of a real estate business looking to take on the responsibility of trust accounting or wishing to expand their knowledge in this critical area.

Powered by the Harcourts real estate brand the course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage trust accounts. This course provides two educational units of competency from CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. You will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised by the industry.

The unit applies to industry professionals in real estate. State or territory licensing requirements may apply to this unit.

The Course Covers

By the end of this cluster, you will have an understanding of:

  • What trust money is
  • Trust account transactions and management
  • The legislation that relates to trust money in each state and territory
  • The processes that agencies need to have in place due to trust account requirements
  • Risk considerations in relation to trust accounts

Course Cost

Concession available for Harcourts Team Members, please contact the Student Experience Team for more information.




Daniel Irvine



Kate Venardos

Units of Competency

The course consists of two (2) units of competency which are taken from the qualification CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice.

Individual Units
CPPREP4005Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts
CPPREP4125Transact in trust accounts

Upon completion of these units, you will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised by the real estate industry.

This course provides the educational requirement required to complete trust accounting processes within a real estate business.
Please note that to complete trust accounting processes in real estate, you must:
  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Be competent in all units of competency
  • Meet the eligibility requirements specified by your States Licensing Authority

Enrolment Requirements

You must satisfy the following enrolment requirements to enrol in this course:

  1. Hold a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  2. Have Year 10 or above competency in English language and numeracy
  3. Meet the technology requirements
  4. Be over the age of 18 years.

Payment plans for this course can be arranged through our provider, Ezypay, assisting you to spread their course payments over a period of time. Ezypay is a subscription payment option that enables you, to create recurring direct debit payments. For details on Ezypay payment plans visit our Payment Plans page.

For full details on the payment options available please check out our payment options page or contact our Student Experience Team

The course is delivered and assessed online. You will have 6 months from the enrolment date to undertake study, research and complete your assessments.  The flexibility of our course structure means that you could be completed much sooner if you have the time to invest in your studies. 

Online Student Portal

Training and assessment are undertaken by logging onto our online Student Portal. The Student Portal is where all your learning materials, resources, discussion forums, support and assessments are located. Everything you need to complete your course is in the Student Portal. All materials and support are included in the cost of the course.

Assessment Marking Time-frames

Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre aims to provide assessment results as soon as possible. All assessments will be marked and results available to students within five business days after submission. If marking time-frames are likely to exceed this time (due to peak demand, holiday periods, unforeseeable circumstances etc.), affected students will be advised by email with an estimated time for marking of their assessment.

Statement of Attainment

When students successfully complete all assessments and requirements for the units in this course they will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing the completed unit. 

Industry Learning Support



Daniel Irvine



Kate Vernados

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