The course reflects the role of property services principals who apply knowledge of property agency and compliance requirements, ethical standards and consumer preferences to establish and control property services functions. This qualification applies to residential or commercial practice in real estate sales, real estate property management, strata management, business broking, stock and station, or auctioneering.
Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
- Real Estate Agency Principal
- Senior Strata Manager
- Strata Management Principal
- Agency Manager
- Agency Director
Theory training is classroom based.
The training students will receive is competency-based and designed to develop both practical skills and knowledge.
undertake while on the placement. Your trainer will inform you what you will need to complete to successfully complete the placement.
Training Methods Include:
- Lectures (class room style)
A practical placement is an important component of your course and allows you to prepare for the workplace by applying what you have learned in your course to the work environment. It involves more than just observing what is happening in the host workplace as you will have specific activities to undertake while on the placement. Your trainer will inform you what you will need to complete to successfully complete the placement.
Learners are required to complete 48 service periods hours of practical placement at the end of the study.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It is beneficial but not essential for students to have access to a workplace while undertaking this qualification. However, in order to pursue the qualification applicants must:
- Must be 18 years or older; (as this qualification is undertaken on the job due to Work Placement Requirements);
- Must attend Swiss Institute’s Pre-training review to determine suitability of the course.
Pre-Training Review (PTR)
A pre-training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Swiss Institute representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills, and suitability for the course. Pre-Training Review will be valuable in determining appropriate study plan, additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course
Swiss recognises four different types of Learner Cohorts, and are dependant upon which cohort description best describes the learner, a different training and assessment plan is developed and offered to the learner. The intent of the learner cohort process is to recognise any pre existing learning and knowledge in the PTR and customise the most effective learning plan for the learner.
The Four Learning Cohorts are:
- 1st Cohort: Beginner (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skills in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. No LLN
- 2nd Cohort: Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience, under 1 year.
- 3rd Cohort: Advanced (Assessment Only Pathway) – Extensive knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one to two years.
- 4th Cohort: Expert (RPL Pathway) - Extensive specific knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification; current relevant industry experience of 2 or more years and these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway.
Swiss Institute will identify training and assessment requirement during enrolment process, and offer them support as per their learning and assessment need. It will be structured as per table below:
|Activity||Type of Activity||Resources Required|
|Training||Face-to-face Classroom Sessions||Includes lectures and presentations, learning activities using simulated work environments, demonstrations, and practice tests.||Required||Optional||Optional||Not Offered|
|Learning||Self-paced learning activities||Includes reading assignments, homework, research work, etc.||Required||Required||Optional||Not Offered|
|Assessment||Supervised Knowledge and skills Assessment||Written Questions and Case Studies||Required||Required||Required||Required|
Face-to-face training is delivered at our training rooms. With theory in our Level 1, Suite 22 , 420 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 and practical in either our Brimbank Catering Kitchen facility or the “Rustic Ram: restaurant in Geelong.
This course is scheduled to be completed in 78 weeks* (including 18 weeks of holiday break), depending on the learner’s relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
Learning methods -
All learning resources are placed in Didasko platform.
- All non-assessment activities independently undertaken by learners
- These activities are self-paced and self-directed
- These include but are not limited to:
- Digital Content
- Reading the learner guide
- These activities are typically recommended to beginners, optional for intermediate and advanced learners, and not applicable to expert learners undertaking RPL or Credit Transfer
Methods of assessment
A range of assessment methods are used including class exercises, role-plays, knowledge questions, observation and activities and project work. Individual Units have specific assessment requirements and we will provide this prior to commencement of a Unit.
Credit Transfers and Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners with prior learning and work experience can apply for recognition. Learners with statements of attainment from other registered training organisations will have their competency recognised as credit transfers. Contact us for further details.
Students who are enrolling for RPL pathway must provide the followings:
- Solid Employment history with Australian experience
- Past qualifications relevant to the qualification you are applying for
- Referee statement(s) from employers,
- Referrals/endorsements – from coworkers and customers
- Pictures, working documents and videos, work samples (where applicable) – demonstrating specific tasks, knowledge and skills
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Real estate sector
Student Learning kit fee is $500 and includes Uniform, including Hat, Tunic, Pants and shoes, and Cooks utensil kit contained in a lockable box. All cohorts except Cohort 4 (Full RPL) are required to purchase this.
Full Course fees, for Cohort 1 are $4,850 and include all learning and assessment materials.
Learners in Cohort 2, 3, and 4 will pay an amount equal to or less that the Full Course Fee the exact amount will depend upon the Cohort and what units are to be undertaken as a training and assessment process. As each learner is an individual, and as their study plan is to be tailored to the learner, so should their course fee.
Fee payment is to be at the commencement of each term. As Australian Law prohibits us from receiving more than $1500 in tuition fees in advance the following payment schedule applies
Payment 1: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 1. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 2: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 2. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 3: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 3. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 4: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 4. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 5: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 5. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 6: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 6. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 7: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 7. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 8: 12.5% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $606.25 prior to course commencement in term 8. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
As fees are paid in instalments, there are no refunds
To be awarded this qualification, competency in one of the two occupational options must be achieved.
Option 1: Diploma of Property (Agency Management)
For the award of CPP51122 Diploma of Property (Agency Management) competency must be demonstrated in:
- 12 units of competency:
- 7 core units
- 5 elective units.
The elective units must ensure the integrity of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification alignment, contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:
- a minimum of 3 elective units must be chosen from the elective units listed in Group B below
- up to 2 elective units may be chosen from Group A or another current Diploma or Advanced Diploma Training Package qualification provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
Option 2: Diploma of Property (Agency Management - Strata)
For the award of CPP51122 Diploma of Property (Agency Management - Strata) competency must be demonstrated in:
- 12 units of competency:
- 7 core units
- all 5 elective units in Group A: Strata specialist electives.
Manage compliance in the property industry
Establish and monitor property industry trust account management practices
Manage ethical practice in the property industry
Manage a safe workplace in the property industry
Manage teams in the property industry
Manage operational finances in the property industry
Develop a strategic business plan in the property industry
Group A: Strata specialist electives
Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency
Manage strata community resilience
Conduct strategic planning for strata community sustainable practices and operation
Manage strata community asset maintenance and defects
Perform strategic financial management of a strata community
Group B: General electives
Coordinate workforce plan implementation
Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits
Contribute to the development of employee and industrial relations strategies
Manage people performance
Provide leadership across the organisation
Plan and interpret market research
Design and develop marketing communication plans
Manage business operational plans
Provide property sustainability information in real estate
Market the property agency
Develop a marketing and service strategy in real estate
Manage customer service activities in the property industry
Develop and maintain commercial property market intelligence
Develop and maintain rural property market knowledge and intelligence
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