Certificate III in Real Estate Practice

Achieving your Certificate III qualification with REIT is a great way to set yourself apart from other agents. It shows that you are committed to your career and have taken the time to ensure your knowledge and skills are of a high standard.


The Certificate III in Real Estate Practice CPP31519 qualification reflects the role of real estate administration staff who apply knowledge of legal agency and compliance requirements, ethical standards and consumer preferences to conduct real estate functions.

Learning Pathways

Successful completion of the qualification will allow learners to:

  • Perform administrative duties within a real estate agency
  • Perform the function of an assistant to a real estate agent or a property representative
  • Progress to the CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites to complete the qualification, however REIT discloses the following as pre-requisites to complete the training:

  • Learners must have a basic level of computer skills and knowledge
  • Learners must have access to a PC computer and internet
  • Learners have access to a printer to print resources
  • A Tasmanian resident
  • An Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • * Where a student holds a Visa that permits study, please contact the Training Department
  • Learners must have ASCF 1/2 level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)

REIT conducts all training and assessment in plain English, via an online platform. Learners are required to participate in training and complete all assessments in plain English.

The Property Agents Board also has requirements for eligibility of licensing.


This qualification is to be delivered over a twelve month to twenty-four month period via Zoom learning, eLearning or Blended learning (combination of Zoom learning and eLearning). Total hours of self-directed learning may vary relative to the units selected by the learner, mode of delivery and prior knowledge of the learner. Any combination will equate to approximately 1200 - 1500 hours.


The cost of the Certificate III qualification is $2000. Employers may be eligible to enrol their employee into a traineeship, the fee for the traineeship is a $1000 employer contribution.

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is a type of vocational training (training under a supervisor) where you earn a wage and learn about the industry and job, you are in. Your employer needs initiate the traineeship by contacting an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

For further information on traineeships and the process please visit https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/

How do traineeships work?

  • Employers arrange for an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) to visit the office to sign the employee into a traineeship.
  • The student enrols into the qualification with the REIT (below)

During the process students are required to;

      • Complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) quiz,
      • Complete a payment form,
      • Complete a sign-up discussion.

Can I still enrol if my employer does not want to proceed with a traineeship?

You can still enrol and complete the Certificate III qualification with the REIT.  We will offer a payment plan to ease the burden of the qualification cost. The payment plan is $1000 upon enrolment, then $500 per month until the full fee has been paid.

Below is the process to enrol:

  • Enrols into the qualification with the REIT (below)
  • During the process students are required to;
      • Complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) quiz,
      • Complete a payment plan form,
      • Complete a sign-up discussion.

Prior to enrolment the employer must speak to an Apprenticeship Centre to ensure eligibility.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency
  • 5 core units
  • 9 elective units

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF qualification and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and be chosen as follows:

A minimum of 3 elective units must come from the qualification.

Up to 4 elective units may be chosen from other current Training Packages as long as they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit.

Please see training.gov.au - CPP31519 - Certificate III in Real Estate Practice for further packaging rule information.

The qualification comprises of 14 units that have been grouped together and are delivered in 7 clusters.

Learners are provided with a personalised training plan during the enrolment process.

Example of unit options below:

Training Plan

The training plan incorporates the following units of competency from CPP31519 Certificate III in Real Estate Practice.

Cluster name Unit code Unit name Core / Elective
Ethic and Professional Practice Cluster CPPREP3001 Comply with ethical practice in real estate Core
CPPREP4001 Prepare for professional practice in the real estate industry Core
CPPREP4005 Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts Core
Communication Cluster CPPREP3002 Communicate effectively to support customer service in real estate Core
BSBTWK301 Use Inclusive work practices Elective
Property Inspections and Reports Cluster CPPREP3003 Access and process property information in real estate Core
CPPREP3105 Assist with property inspection Elective
Property Management Cluster CPPREP3101 Assist in listing and marketing properties for lease Elective
CPPREP3104 Assist with maintaining and protecting condition of managed properties Elective
Sales Cluster CPPREP3102 Assist in listing and marketing properties for sale Elective
CPPREP3103 Assist with the sale of properties Elective
Work Health & Safety Cluster BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace Elective
Personal and Team Work Cluster BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities and development Elective
SIRXCOM002 Work effectively in a team Elective


To enrol click here

Prior to enrolment you must ensure that you read and understand all the additional documents relating to your enrolment with the REIT.

Please visit Student Information & Policies to view the Student Handbook, Training and Assessment Strategy, Fees and Refund Policy, Code of Practice, Client Service Standards, Disciplinary Procedure and the Privacy Policy.

Once enrolled please allow 5 business days for an REIT Training Team member to contact you to discuss payment options, unit and delivery selection.

More information

To discuss potential funding or if you require further information please contact the REIT Training Department by email patricia.donnelly@reit.com.au or by phoning: 03 6223 4769