To work within the NSW property industry as an agent, you need to have either a certificate of registration or a licence for the work you will be doing. Real Estate Explained offers training in the following areas. For further information on regulatory requirements, head to our NSW Fair Trading information page.

Continuing Professional Development

Certificate of Registration

Real Estate License

Continuing Professional Development

All agents registered or licensed through NSW Fair Trading are required to complete annual CPD training set out by the Director General as below. CPD is now required to be conducted in the calendar year of 23 March – 22 March (12 months), regardless of the renewal date for your licence. Compulsory subjects are set by the Director General and are subject to change each year.

A person holding a Certificate of Registration is called an Assistant Agent and must follow a ‘career pathway’ to complete their qualification within four years.

If you are an ASSISTANT AGENT you must complete:
  • A minimum of 3 units of the CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice per year.
If you are a CLASS 2 AGENT you must complete:
  • 3 hours training on compulsory topics set by the Director General (below) +
  • 3 hours on an elective topic.
If you are a CLASS 1 AGENT you must complete:
  • 3 hours training on compulsory topics set by the Director General (below) +
  • 3 hours on an elective topic +
  • In addition, 3 hours of business based studies accumulated over the year that have been recorded on a training log within the agency as evidence
Real Estate Explained is approved by NSW Fair Trading to deliver the compulsory CPD topics for this year which are mandated as:
  • Topic 1 – 2020 Real Estate Reforms (including Trust Account requirements)
  • Topic 2 – Rules of Conduct
  • Topic 3 – Risk Management

You will be required to undertake training in all 3 compulsory topics (1 hour per topic)

Real Estate Explained can offer individual training or we can come to your agency and deliver on-site for multiple participants.

For Class 1 or Class 2 to enroll for any of these subjects, click on the link under your category of licence. Assistant Agents should contact us to discuss the possibility of recognition of current competency (for more information check out the homepage under RPL).

CPD 2020 Enrolment

CPD 2020 Enrolment + Elective Subject

*Fair Trading compliant as at the date of publishing.