What are the industry requirements?
The new qualification requirements are set out under regulation 6 and regulation 6A of the Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 (WA).
For full licence requirements, please visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (DMIRS) licence information page.
Changes to triennial licence
The diploma course will remain the educational requirement to apply for a triennial licence.
CPP51119 Diploma of Property (Agency Management) is the new qualification. A major change is the need to complete additional units prescribed within CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice, along with completing CPP51119 Diploma of Property (Agency Management) prior to applying for an agent’s licence. The prescribed gap units depends on the type of registration and qualifications you hold, and the DMIRS licensing qualification flowcharts provides more information.
For more information on CPP51119 and the Bridging Course (prescribed gap units), please visit the diploma course page.
Registered training organisations (RTO) must stop teaching CPP50307 Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management), and issue certification documentation prior to 30 September 2021. However, CPP50307 will still be accepted by DMIRS to apply for an agent’s licence after 30 September 2021.
For more information on how this may apply to you, please visit the DMIRS pathways to real estate and business agent licensing and registration 2020 page.
Effect on existing licences
The new qualifications will have no impact on existing agents as long as they maintain the currency of their licence.
If a licence lapses, or is cancelled, you may have to complete the new qualification requirements in order to renew a licence. It is therefore more important than ever that agents ensure they complete their CPD requirements each year as DMIRS will commence issuing fines to those who do not comply as of 1 January 2021 or may even cancel an agent’s licence.
Extension to transition period
The new qualifications were endorsed on 25 February 2019 and was released on training.gov.au on 21 March 2019.
In September 2019, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) made the decision to extend the transition period for the previous qualification, CPP50307, to 30 September 2021. This decision impacts all RTO’s nationally and was based on requests from RTO's across Australia. This decision was not made or influenced by REIWA or DMIRS.
What does this mean for the previous qualification?
- RTO's can continue enrolling students, deliver and assess units of competency within CPP50307 until 30 September 2021.
- RTO's can continue issuing certification documentation for CPP50307 until 30 September 2021.
- For further information on the extension, please visit the ASQA website.
How does this impact the delivery of the new qualification?
- RTO's can commence delivery of the new qualification, CPP51119, as long as they have it on scope.
- Prior to 30 September 2021, RTOs will finish up students on the previous qualification, CPP50307, and ones not completed will be transitioned into the new qualification, CPP51119.
For more information on what the new training package means for sales representatives and property managers, please visit our new training package information page.
For more information and to enrol in the new diploma course, please visit our CPP5119 Diploma of Property (Agency Management) course page.
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