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Course overview

No longer open for new enrolments.

IMPORTANT: This course is no longer open for enrolments and has been replaced with the CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice – VIC Agent’s Representative. Click here to view new course details.

Are you looking at commencing work in real estate sales or property management in Victoria?

Kaplan Professional’s online VIC Agent’s Representative Program is ideal if you wish to be employed as an agent’s representative in Victoria or to further your real estate knowledge.

You will gain an introductory understanding of the property industry in Victoria, both the sales and property management aspects of working in real estate, as well as learning interpersonal communication techniques and strategies that will assist you in developing the skills  required in the real estate industry.

Successful completion meets the educational requirement for Consumer Affairs Victoria to apply for registration to work as an agent’s representative in the property sector in Victoria. The units of competency form part of CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate).

Benefits for you

Being able to study online, without the need to attend face-to-face classes, means you can prioritise your time and work at your own pace.

Please refer to the course outline for more information.

After holding your agent representative registration for at least one year full time, you may also decide that you want to complete the Victoria Estate Agent Licensing Program in order to hold the full real estate licence and further your real estate knowledge. Successful completion of Kaplan Professional’s Victoria Real Estate Agent Licencing program will award you a CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate), which meets the educational requirements needed for application to Consumer Affairs Victoria for an Estate Agent Licence.

Pathways

Stay ahead in this competitive industry by furthering your study and career.

Study pathways

The three units of competency obtained upon successful completion of this program also form part of the VIC Estate Agent Licence. Consider Kaplan’s VIC Estate Agent’s Licensing Program, to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the units you have already completed, and to obtain your full CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate). 

Career pathways

Candidates who complete Kaplan’s VIC Agent’s Representative Program and also meet all the eligibility requirements of VIC Consumer Affairs will be able to register with the Business Licensing Authority as an Agent’s Representative to work in the sector under a licensee.

The three units of competency obtained upon successful completion of this program also form part of the VIC Estate Agent Licence. Consider Kaplan’s VIC Estate Agent’s Licensing Program, to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the units you have already completed, and to obtain your full CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate). 

Candidates who complete Kaplan’s VIC Agent’s Representative Program and also meet all the eligibility requirements of VIC Consumer Affairs will be able to register with the Business Licensing Authority as an Agent’s Representative to work in the sector under a licensee.

Assessment

The assessments for each subject are listed below. Units of competency are individually assessed within subjects, as listed in ‘Units of competency’.

AssessmentDetails
QuizzesOpen book multiple choice quizzes, four (4) attempts.
Assignment• Written – short answer questions, case study and project, two (2) attempts.

• Oral – oral response to questions and a role-play, two (2) attempts.

The mode of oral assessment is by audio recording. As part of the course requirements, individuals will need to find a volunteer to assist with their role play in the oral assignment.

Individuals may attempt the quizzes and/or submit their written assignments at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared. The oral assignment may be attempted when all other subjects are completed. Individuals will receive personal reminder emails as they approach their enrolment expiry deadline.

Individuals must be deemed competent in all assessment items, including demonstrating competency in all of the quiz questions, in order to be awarded their Statement of Attainment.

To learn more about what to expect when completing an oral assignment using audio please click here.

Duration

Individuals have a total of 26 weeks (6 months) to complete the learning and assessment requirements for the VIC Agents Representative Program from their initial activation date.

Extensions are available at an additional cost.

The subject breakdown for this course is below:

  • CPPDSM4080A – Work in the real estate industry
  • CPPDSM4007A – Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
  • CPPDSM4008A – Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
  • VICRegOA – Oral Assignment (completed last, covers oral components of above UOCs)

All subjects except the oral assignment subject will be activated upon initial enrolment. Individuals are required to complete all other subjects prior to attempting the oral assignment. The above is the recommended study order of subjects; however, individuals have the flexibility to complete in any order, with the oral assignment as the last subject.

The amount of training for this course may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend to complete their course work and assessments.

In addition to the amount of training, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to 5 hours per week known as unsupervised hours. These additional hours are for study skills or further research. For example, an individual not working in industry would need more time to review industry websites that are usually introduced in workplace compliance training.

Individuals in job roles related to the real estate industry may be able to complete the course requirements in a shorter timeframe or less hours per week.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

All participants are provided with equal opportunity to complete their studies with Kaplan, however some participants may not be eligible to obtain their Registration or Licence with VIC Consumer Affairs. Contact VIC Consumer Affairs to ascertain eligibility requirements.

Individuals are required to be aged 18 years or older to enrol in this course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements

This course requires individuals to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written and oral assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.

If individuals have any doubts about whether they have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake a Kaplan Professional program, it is recommends you speak with the Student Experience team on 1300 662 203 or email mail@kaplan.edu.au.

Computing requirements

Recommended browsers

You can access KapLearn using any of the browsers below, but it runs best on the latest versions:

  • Firefox 3 or later
  • Chrome 4 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Internet Explorer

You may find it helpful to have more than one browser installed on your computer. If you experience problems using Kaplan’s online learning system, try using another browser.

Browser settings and support

For the best user experience at Kaplan’s online learning system, select the following browser settings:

  • enable cookies
  • enable JavaScript
  • do not block pop-up windows

Audio recording app

You will need to use a free or paid audio-recording app on your phone, tablet or computer to record and submit your oral assignment. Most devices come with a free built-in audio/voice-recording app. More information should be available in your device manual or on the device manufacturer’s website. Below are help links for some popular devices.

Skill requirements

To successfully complete this qualification, individuals will require basic computing skills. This may include:

  • saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • researching, accessing and searching the internet
  • downloading and saving documents from websites
  • uploading documents through websites
  • making an audio recording using a smartphone, tablet or computer
  • participating in online discussions

This course requires individuals to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written and oral assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.

If individuals have any doubts about whether they have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake a Kaplan Professional program, it is recommends you speak with the Student Experience team on 1300 662 203 or email mail@kaplan.edu.au.

Recommended browsers

You can access KapLearn using any of the browsers below, but it runs best on the latest versions:

  • Firefox 3 or later
  • Chrome 4 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Internet Explorer

You may find it helpful to have more than one browser installed on your computer. If you experience problems using Kaplan’s online learning system, try using another browser.

Browser settings and support

For the best user experience at Kaplan’s online learning system, select the following browser settings:

  • enable cookies
  • enable JavaScript
  • do not block pop-up windows

Audio recording app

You will need to use a free or paid audio-recording app on your phone, tablet or computer to record and submit your oral assignment. Most devices come with a free built-in audio/voice-recording app. More information should be available in your device manual or on the device manufacturer’s website. Below are help links for some popular devices.

To successfully complete this qualification, individuals will require basic computing skills. This may include:

  • saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • researching, accessing and searching the internet
  • downloading and saving documents from websites
  • uploading documents through websites
  • making an audio recording using a smartphone, tablet or computer
  • participating in online discussions

Industry requirements

To become an Agent’s Representative in Victoria, you must complete the relevant educational program and any other requirement as prescribed by VIC Consumer Affairs.

Kaplan Professional’s VIC Real Estate Agent’s Representative Program will give you the education required to register with the Business Licensing Authority, and also provide you with the fundamental entry level knowledge required to work in sales or property management.

Individuals who successfully complete the program will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • CPPDSM4007A Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
  • CPPDSM4008A Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
  • CPPDSM4080A Work in the real estate industry

Note: Whilst all participants are provided with equal opportunity to complete their studies, some participants may not be able to obtain their Representative or Licence with Consumer Affairs Victoria.

For application requirements and forms, refer to the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

Enrolment Information

  • New entrants wishing to work in real estate sales or property management
  • Administrative staff within the industry who would like to further their skills and knowledge
  • Individuals who would like to learn about the real estate industry

Note: This course is tailored for both property managers and sales agents.

All individuals are provided with equal opportunity to complete their studies with Kaplan Professional, however some individuals may not be eligible to obtain their Registration or Licence with VIC Consumer Affairs. Contact Consumer Affairs VIC to ascertain eligibility requirements.

Enrol now

The course is delivered online. Kaplan Professional’s online learning portal, KapLearn, provides individuals with innovative, interactive learning resources and support. Individuals can access KapLearn from anywhere at any time using a computer or mobile device that has internet access. KapLearn is where individuals access the learning material, activities and assessments, as well as access ongoing support.

Corporate clients should contact a Corporate Solutions Representative on 1300 728 505 to discuss face-to-face delivery options and how Kaplan Professional can tailor training to business needs.

You may be entitled to receive Recognition of Prior Learning for existing knowledge and skills. RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises your current skill and knowledge. If you have the necessary experience and skill you may be competent in one or more of the units even though you have not completed recognised training.

RPL assessment will recognise what you know and apply it to the real estate program that you want to complete. This will reduce the time you need to spend studying and the number of units you need to complete.

The assessment process looks at your:

  • real estate experience
  • experiences gained throughout your working life
  • any education or training you have completed and applies this to the units required to complete your chosen real estate program.

The education can be formal such as diplomas or degrees from recognised educational institutions or informal training such as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) attendance at conferences or seminars or franchise training – in fact any learning whatsoever can be recognised.

For more information on the RPL process, click here.

Policies

Student Policies

Individuals who enrol in a Kaplan Professional course are bound by our published policies, including the policy that sets out our rules for assessment. Individuals can review these policies here. The policies also assist individuals when their study program does not go as planned and they need extra support.

Terms and Conditions

Click here to access our terms and conditions.

Refund Policy

Access our refund policy.

Fees and FEE-HELP

VIC Agent’s Representative Program

  •  Full program: $575 (GST exempt)

RPL Application Fee

  •  $150 (non-refundable)

Note: The RPL fee is in addition to the full course fee.

For additional study related fees, click here.

Support and wellbeing

We understand studying isn’t always easy; you may not have studied for some time or perhaps you haven’t studied online previously. Kaplan Professional recognises juggling study with work and family commitments, while trying to find the balance can be demanding.

Your wellbeing and safety is paramount to Kaplan Professional. We want to ensure your experience is well-rounded and balanced to help you attain the most from your studies, so we encourage you to take advantage of the services available to you.

Support and wellbeing

We understand studying isn’t always easy; you may not have studied for some time or perhaps you haven’t studied online previously. Kaplan Professional recognises juggling study with work and family commitments, while trying to find the balance can be demanding.

Your wellbeing and safety is paramount to Kaplan Professional. We want to ensure your experience is well-rounded and balanced to help you attain the most from your studies, so we encourage you to take advantage of the services available to you.

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