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CPD & Licensing Made Easy – NSW

CPD & Licensing Made Easy – NSW

CPD doesn’t need to be complex, boring, or a box to tick. Imagine an intertwining of learning, improvement, value whilst meeting Fair Trading’s requirements, it’s possible and we’ve done it.

What you need to know – the basics

The CPD year for all licence and certificate holders starts on 23 March each year and ends on 22 March the following year. The first CPD year will run from 23 March 2020 to 22 March 2021.

Failure to comply with your Continual Professional Development requirements may result in the suspension or cancellation of your licence or certificate.

Your CPD activities will depend on the level and type of licence you hold, as outlined below.

All individuals who hold a class 1 licence, class 2 licence or a certificate of registration must complete the required training for their licence or certificate category each year.

Licence holder CPD activities include

Compulsory topics – 3 hours per year

  • 2020 Real Estate Reforms (Including trust account requirements)
  • Rules of Conduct
  • Risk Management – Responsibilities of agents

Elective topics – 3 hours per year

  • Property practice
  • Marketing skills and/or practice
  • Communication skills and/ or practice
  • Property transaction legal requirements
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Fraud prevention
  • Marketing and quality control
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Legislation and compliance
  • Risk management
  • Industrial relations and human resource management
  • Supervision requirements
  • Trust accounting principles and audit requirements

Important: the requirement to complete business skills elective topics will apply from the next CPD year, which starts on 23 March 2021.

I’m a licence holder – what do I do?

The Real+ CPD course is only available for agents with a class 1 or class 2 licence. Any agents with a certificate of registration will need to complete 3 units of competency of their diploma in Real Estate Practice.

Compulsory Course

  • Real Estate Reforms
  • Rules of Conduct
  • Risk Management

Elective topics Course

Off the shelf

If you are a Real+ Community Member, the learning you are already undertaking within the community may already qualify for your Elective CPD Units. If you are just getting started we’ve kept it simple by choosing topics based on your areas of interest. Purchase your CPD Course now and via our virtual classroom sessions  30 minutes each, you’ll study;

  1. Know your portfolio numbers
  2. Tribunal preparation for success
  3. Turn a loss into a gain
  4. Adjust to a shifting rental market
  5. Handling tricky conversations
  6. Getting the tenant induction right


As part of our bespoke delivery model, i.e where we design a personalised program for your team, we have a plethora of content to choose from when it comes to undertaking elective learning. Whether we are sitting in your office, or interacting through a live private virtual classroom, we can tailor a program to suit the immediate needs of your business, providing real life applicable learning whilst meeting the CPD needs of your team.

I’m a Certificate holder – what do I do?

As of March 2020, all certificate holders (now called Assistant Agents) are required to commence a learning pathway leading them to the attainment of the Diploma in Property, and the first step is attaining a certificate of attainment for a minimum of 3 subjects by 23rd March 2021.

Real+ has teamed up with MRT to bring the theory of the Diploma course to life in our combined virtual classroom.

Our REAL+ Community is now home to the MRT Diploma in Property, and running alongside it is the vitality of delivery that Fiona Blayney brings to her training. Unbridle yourself from what can be boring theoretical delivery and head into Fiona’s self paced classroom where we bring learning to life with how to apply your learning through real examples, and in general Fiona’s incredibly engaging approach to the virtual program.

Step 1: Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment (RPL)

Learning happens outside of a classroom, and before you embark on your formal learning we want to see what you already know we can recognise it in this course.

As an example, if you have been in Real Estate operating as a Property Manager for 12 months,  you may be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that you’d be learning in subjects like, CPPREP4122 – Manage tenant relationships CPPREP4123 – Manage tenancy, CPPREP4101 – Appraise property for sale or lease.

At the end of the RPL Process, should your prior learning be recognised as meeting the standards, you will be issued with a Certificate of Attainment in those subject areas by MRT Training.

Step 2: Personal learning pathway

Once you’ve identified the subjects that you must undertake in a formal learning method, we’ll map out a plan for you to complete these within the 4 year term required by the Office of Fair Trading.

You can elect to do this as quickly or slowly as you want, but it must be completed within 4 years from the 23rd March 2020 (or the date upon which your certificate was issued after this date).

Step 3: Delivery Method

Virtual – Self Paced:

The REAL+ Community hosts a self-paced virtual classroom with MRT Training and Fiona Blayney as your trainer.

Each subject includes the MRT Training Core Subjects as well as additional learning support and pre recorded practical sessions delivered by Fiona. The theory and the fun all rolled into one.

Virtual – Live:

REAL+ delivers MRT Training Diploma in Property via a live private classroom for you and your team. Get a group together within your business, or community and we’ll deliver at a time that’s convenient to you. Learn from anywhere you have access to a web link.

Face to Face:

If Face to Face is the way you’d prefer to go, we’d love to develop a program that works for you and your team. Available to a small or large group, we develop a training pathway and timetable that is reflective of the formal delivery required by your group. Costs vary dependent on participants and location.

Get started now

    Register and our Community Manager will contact you to devise your personalised CPD or Diploma in Property learning program.



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