Licence Upgrade


We’ve represented Queensland real estate for more than 100 years. We have the knowledge, the network and the credibility to help you succeed.

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Streamlined assessments, priority marking option and flexible online-learning. We also offer more assessment support from qualified trainers.

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More real estate professionals trust the REIQ for training than any other QLD provider. More than a piece of paper, we give you what you need to know.

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Upgrade from Registration to Real Estate Licence course

Upon successful completion of this course you’ll be issued with a Statement of Attainment with the following competencies:

  • CPPDSM4011A – List property for lease
  • CPPDSM40007A – Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
  • CPPDSM4016A – Monitor and manage lease or tenancy agreement
  • CPPDSM4046A – Manage tenancy disputes
  • CPPDSM4013A – Market property for lease
  • CPPDSM4006A – Establish and manage agency trust accounts
  • BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
  • CPPDSM4003A – Appraise property
  • CPPDSM4019A – Prepare for auction and complete sale
  • CPPDSM4005A – Establish and build client-agency relationships
  • CPPDSM4018A – Prepare and present property reports
  • CPPDSM4014A – Market property for sale

This course will take your real estate career to the next level and is a requirement if you already have your real estate Registration Certificate but you want to be able to work as an independent contractor or open your own real estate business (and be a Principal Licensee).


  1. Flexible The REIQ offers both online-only and blended study options so you can choose what suits you best.
  2. Practical and up-to-date We represent real estate in Queensland, so we want to help you be among the best in the profession. Our close ties to the real estate industry through our members means we understand what’s happening in real estate right now and what you need to succeed.
  3. More help available We also offer student tutor support services three days per week. Email to find out more and book in for a one on one session with our industry expert tutors.

Licence upgrade options

Course details

Duration - self-paced, with up to 12 months to complete including assessments

If you choose the online  study option, this is fully self-paced. If you opt for the Online Plus option- you will be able to attend the live interactive webinars with our Industry expert trainers.

Whichever study option you choose, you can access the online course materials and assessments anytime and complete the course at your own pace.

How it works – choose Online or Online Plus

The choice is yours! And if you choose to study online, but later decide you’d like to register for Online Plus (inclusive of live trainer facilitated webinars), you can do so by paying the difference in price.

Online – fully online-study at your own pace when and where you want to

Online Plus – study your course online with live interactive webinars delivered by our Industry trainers on pre- set dates each month. (also recorded for you to view and reflect on at a later date/ time)

Price - from $1,200 (online) to $1,400 (online plus)

Pricing depends on your choice of online or online plus and we also offer optional extras such as priority marking.

Student Support

REIQ trainers have at least eight years’ experience in the real estate profession and are up-to-date with current best practice. We offer a unique service of personalised one on one  tutorial sessions with our trainers on  three days each week, at no additional fee to you (or ‘inclusive in course cost’). These are conducted by Skype, phone or email. Trainers are also contactable by phone and email to help answer your questions during business hours. Book a session by emailing As the peak body for the Queensland real estate profession, we want to help you succeed.

Priority marking - optional extra

Priority marking is available for when students want to fast track their assessments being marked within 2 business days.  For enquiries and fees email for more information.

Who is this course for?

This course will take your real estate career to the next level and is a requirement if you already have your real estate Registration Certificate but you want to be able to work as an independent contractor or open your own real estate business (and be a Principal Licensee). On the successful completion of your assessments, the REIQ will issue you a Statement of Attainment which you can then take to the Office of Fair Trading to apply for a Real Estate Licence.

Trainers - Industry experts working in the profession right now

Our trainers and assessors are selected for their real estate 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.


You may choose to specialise in a range of additional areas of the real estate profession, including Auctioneer, Resident Letting Agent, Business Broker, Buyers Agent and many more

What you will need - laptop, internet access and a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

You will need a laptop to undertake online assessments and conduct research to complete this course. This information is provided in our course information sheets and at time of enrolment. You will need access to the internet for research, submitting online assessment items, and email for communication purposes and tutor assistance. All students studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, you can access the website at


To meet the requirements for the Upgrade from Registration to Real Estate Licence Course, you must hold a current Registration Certificate from the training package CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate). If you hold a Registration Certificate from the older training package PRDPE and wish to gain your Full Licence, you can either complete the Full Licence Course under the current training package CPP40307 or apply for RPL (conditions apply). 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 your ability to successfully complete our courses, you are required to demonstrate your LLN skills by completing a short LLN quiz as part of the enrolment process. Before completing your enrolment please refer to and read through the Student Handbook and terms and conditions located below.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

REIQ offers RPL. To apply please complete the form on this page.

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Zeph Gibson

When you complete your real estate training with the REIQ, you get more than just a Statement of Attainment. You get the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today’s real estate profession. Former REIQ student Zeph Gibson gained his Registration Certificate through the REIQ and went on to work as a successful salesperson for Harcourts on the Gold Coast. Watch the video to learn why Zeph chose the REIQ to start his real estate career.

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