Queensland Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

Real Estate Agents Licence

Do you want a rewarding career in Queensland real estate? This is the course for you!

Course Overview

This Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice course meets the educational requirements to apply for a Real Estate Agent Licence in Queensland. It comprises 19 units of competency which are recognised by the QLD Licencing Authority (QLD Fair Trading).

Upon successful completion of this online course, you will receive the qualification CPPREP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. This will enable you to apply for a Real Estate Agent Licence with QLD Fair Trading and equip you with the skills and knowledge for a career in real estate.

The Course

The Course Covers 19 units in real estate
If you have your Sales registration you may qualify to complete the Licence Upgrade course and only be required to study 7 units to complete the full qualification.
You will study:
  • Legislation governing the practice of real estate and those who work in the industry.
  • Ethical practices and codes of conduct.
  • Roles and responsibilities of all those selling and managing property including employment requirements.
  • Core functions of agency practice.
  • Routine administration of property transactions.
  • Handling and completion of common property related documents, correspondence, and statements.
    Market properties for sale.
  • Find suitable purchasers or tenants for properties.
  • Conducting property inspections.
  • Prepare and pitch client presentations.
  • Conduct auctions.

Course Cost


If you already hold a Sales Certificate of Registration, (obtained after March 2021) you will receive a credit transfer and only need to study 7 units and pay:



If you already hold a Sales Certificate of Registration, (obtained after March 2021) you will receive a credit transfer and only need to study 7 units and pay:


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

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Units of Competency

The course consists of eighteen (19) Units of Competency which form the Qualification CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. These units of competency are delivered and assessed in the clusters below. This is the recommended order to commence your course.

Individual Units
CPPREP4001Prepare for professional practice in real estate
CPPREP4101Appraise property for sale or lease
CPPREP4506Manage off-site and lone worker safety in real estate
CPPREP5010Manage customer service activities in the property industry
CPPREP5006Manage operational finances in the property industry
Cluster: Legal and Ethical Practice
CPPREP4002Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
CPPREP4003Access and interpret legislation in real estate
Cluster: Marketing in Real Estate
CPPREP4004Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate
CPPREP4102Market property
Cluster: Property Sales
CPPREP4103Establish vendor relationships
CPPREP4104Establish buyer relationships
CPPREP4105Sell property
Cluster: Property Management
CPPREP4121Establish landlord relationships
CPPREP4122Manage tenant relationships
CPPREP4123Manage tenancy
CPPREP4124End tenancy
CPPREP4503Present at hearings
Cluster: Real Estate Trust Accounts
CPPREP4005Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts
CPPREP4125Transact in trust accounts
The QLD Office of Fair Trading complete requirements can be found via the following link: QLD Fair Trading Requirements

This course provides the educational requirement required to work as a real estate salesperson, property manager, sales associate or agency administration staff in a client-facing role in Queensland.

Please note that to work in real estate as a salesperson, you must:

  • Hold the relevant qualification- CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice
  • 12-month work experience as an assistant agent – evidence of work experience competence from the Licensee-in-charge
  • Be 18+ years of age

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 options for this course are either installments or a payment plan through our external provider.


The course cost is split into three (3) installments:

  • Installment 1: $500 (payable upon enrolment)
  • Installment 2: $500 (payable 4-weeks after enrolment)
  • Installment 3: $500 (payable 8-weeks after enrolment)

Payment Plans

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre offers RPL to all students. RPL is an assessment process that recognises your current skill and knowledge gained from previous education and training and work and life experience. If you believe you have any of the skill or knowledge covered in this course, you should contact our Student Experience Team on 1300 024 401.

The course is delivered and assessed online. You will have 18 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.

When students successfully complete all assessments and requirements in their course, they will be issued with a Statement of Attainment or Qualification listing each completed unit. A copy of this document is required by QLD Fair Trading when you apply for your required licence or registration.

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