become an apprentice

Gain practical experience while completing the nationally recognised qualification, CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. Whether you are starting out in real estate, wanting to improve your skills or looking for a career change, the REIQ apprenticeship is a valuable addition to any employee’s CV and skill set.

about the apprenticeship

This is a 2-year apprenticeship comprising of 18 units of competency and on the job training. At the successful completion of this apprenticeship you’ll receive a CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice which will enable you to apply for a real estate certificate of registration through the Office of Fair Trading.

Benefits of an apprenticeship

Apprentices have the opportunity to not only learn the nuts and bolts of the real estate profession through on the job training but are also mentored by real estate professionals who are committed to quality in a structured workplace training program. By combining theory and practical learning, apprentices are given relevant workplace skills that benefit both themselves and their employers by raising the standards of the real estate profession. An REIQ Apprenticeship offers many benefits including;

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

How to become an apprentice

You can check our REIQ Job Board where agencies often post apprenticeship opportunities.

We also recommend that you speak to your local agencies to see if any would be willing to take you on as a apprentice. You can refer them to our REIQ Apprenticeships for employers here.

You can also express your interest (EOI) to become an apprentice by clicking on the button below. Please note that this EOI is only to assist with your job search and it does not guarantee employment or apprenticeship.

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About the program

How long will it take me to complete the apprenticeship?

This is a 2-year apprenticeship comprising of 18 units of competency and on the job training.

How is the course delivered?

This course is available via online self-paced study.

Once you sign up, we will provide you with a login for our e-learning platform, aXcelerate. You will be able to log into your account and access learning materials at any time.

Structure and subjects

Upon successful completion of this course you’ll be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency you have completed to successfully obtain your CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate.

CPP41419 – Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice Units

  • CPPREP4001 – Prepare for professional practice in real estate
  • CPPREP4102 – Market property
  • CPPREP4004 – Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate
  • CPPREP4103 – Establish vendor relationships
  • CPPREP4506 – Manage off-site and lone worker safety in real estate
  • CPPREP4503 – Present at hearings in real estate
  • CPPREP5010 – Manage customer service activities in the property industry
  • CPPREP4101 – Appraise property for sale or lease
  • CPPREP4121 – Establish landlord relationships
  • CPPREP4104 – Establish buyer relationships
  • CPPREP4105 – Sell property
  • CPPREP4002 – Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
  • CPPREP4003 – Access and interpret legislation in real estate
  • CPPREP4005 – Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts
  • CPPREP4123 – Manage tenancy
  • CPPREP4125 – Transact in trust accounts
  • CPPREP4122 – Manage tenant relationships
  • CPPREP4124 – End tenancy

 The addition of the following subject will allow students to complete the requirements of the Full Licence.

  • CPPREP5006 – Manage operational finances in the property industry

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Frequently asked questions

What support does REIQ offer?

An apprenticeship provides a very solid foundation for newcomers to build their real estate careers on. A CPP41419 – Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice gives trainees an extensive specialised education.

  1. Apprentices have a lot of flexibility in their training. Ongoing phone and virtual support is provided by the REIQ throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, providing the apprentice with the ability to develop and apply their skills while on the job. Apprentices also are provided with access to exclusive training development webinars, and have the ability to access the suite of member exclusive content through their REIQ student membership
  2. Apprentices are monitored in their assessment progress for the duration of the apprenticeship. We remind apprentices about submitting assessments they have received and stay in regular contact with our trainers and supervisors. We do everything that we can to ensure that apprentices complete their qualification before the expiry of the training contract.
  3. If an apprentice is having difficulty with an assessments and is repeatedly having to resubmit we will be in contact with that apprentice to see what we can do to help and put them in contact with a trainer.
  4. An apprenticeship Certificate IV differs from a regular Certificate IV in that apprentices are applying what they learn through their training with the REIQ in the workplace. This means that when apprentices complete their qualification they have a combination of practical skills and formal learning which makes their knowledge more comprehensive and relevant than that of someone who has simply completed a Registration course.

Are any other courses offered under the apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship is only applicable under the CPP41419 – Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. This qualification does includes the 12 units of competency required for registration and this will be issued at the completion of the apprenticeship. No other courses are available as an apprenticeship.

How much time do apprentices need to spend out of the office each week doing classes?

There isn’t a weekly quota that apprentices need to fill for study. During the sign-up, we will discuss the options for training and arrange a schedule that is going to work for the employer and apprentice. Apprentices will be provided access to the REIQ’s learning management system, aXcelerate, which they will be required to access during paid working hours to study, read their manuals and work on their assessments. How much time and how frequently this occurs will need to be negotiated between the employer and apprentice.

How are students supported to complete the course?

We offer personalised one-on-one tutorial sessions which is included in your course fees. These are conducted by Skype, FaceTime, phone or email. Trainers are also contactable by phone and email to help answer your questions during business hours. Book your free student support session here.

Are there any prerequisites?

There are no pre-requisites to our apprenticeship. However, all REIQ courses require LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) capabilities, such as a working knowledge of the English language and an understanding of various mathematical calculations. To ensure student ability to successfully complete our courses, students are required to demonstrate their LLN skills by completing a short LLN quiz as part of the enrolment process.

What equipment do I need to undertake the course?

You will need:

  • A computer to access online learning materials and undertake online assessments.
  • Internet access for research, submitting online assessment items, and email for communication purposes and tutor assistance.
  • A Unique Student Identifier (USI) that can be obtained at

What experience do the course trainers have?

Our trainers and assessors have at least 13 years experience in the real estate industry and are selected for their expertise and their ability to convey their skills and knowledge to students. The REIQ prides itself on providing up-to-date information, quality materials and comprehensive support to students undertaking their study with us. All REIQ training and assessment is developed by industry trainers in consultation with REIQ members and specialists in the subject area. All materials are regularly updated to ensure that REIQ’s training is meeting the needs of an ever-changing real estate profession.

What happens after I complete the course?

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, the REIQ will issue you a Statement of Attainment.

The units of competency included in this course will enable you to take your Statement of Attainment to the Office of Fair Trading to apply for a real estate registration certificate.

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