Programme overview

Now open for applications.

A career in real estate is a mix of office work and being out in the field, and the commissions are a direct reflection of the hard work applied. It’s a fast-moving career that combines people skills with data analysis and an understanding of market trends. This popular certificate provides you with the knowledge, skills and requirements for entry into this exciting industry. 

Become familiar with auction and tender methods, the law of agency and land ownership, council zoning, building law and the transfer of ownership and titles. Complete sale and purchase agreements, and learn about the legal requirements involved with the sale of real estate. You also look at how to identify misleading and deceiving conduct and misrepresentation, and develop your negotiation skills.


  • A prerequisite for employment in real estate sales
  • Updated to cover the most current laws
  • Flexible study options: choose from two different campus locations  
  • Good support system with a dedicated tutor
  • Work experience in a real estate branch office, with assessments conducted in the field  
  • Lecturers who are qualified real estate professionals, with years of industry experience 
  • Hands-on classroom experience
  • Small classes - anywhere between 15 and 40 students
  • Guest speakers are professionals who are currently active in the industry (advertising, marketing, auction, sales)


  • Unitec Mt Albert Campus
    139 Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Building 182, Room 2003
  • North Shore
    Candida Office Park, 61 Constellation Drive, Rosedale on Level 2, Building 3 (Bartercard building)


Some assessment of this qualification happens in class, so you'll need to check that you can attend every class before enrolling in this programme. You will also need to complete approximately 6 hours of Industry Based Learning (IBL) outside of class time. Your assessment is done by an authorised branch manager, who works directly with you during your IBL experience.
Note: This programme is pending NZQA approval. 

Admission requirements

Pending NZQA approval.

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. A minimum of 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in two different subjects, one subject must be English
2. Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins
3. A minimum of four years secondary education
4. If English is your second language, you will need one or more of the following:
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don’t meet these requirements? We also accept:
  • A relevant qualification at Level 2 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; or
  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

Mt Albert

Please note all Mt Albert classes are in room 182-2003.

Class NumberFrom - ToDayTimeIn Class Dates
166215 Jan – 6 AprMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm15 Jan – 2 Mar
16635 Mar – 25 MayMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm5 Mar – 20 Apr
166423 Apr - 13 JulMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm23 Apr – 8 Jun
548611 Jun - 31 AugMonday – Friday9.00am – 1.00pm11 Jun - 27 Jul
548730 Jul – 19 OctMonday – Friday9.00am – 1.00pm30 Jul - 14 Sep

North Shore

Please note all North Shore classes are held at 61 Constellation Drive.

Class NumberFrom - ToDayTimeIn Class Dates
16655 Feb – 27 AprMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm5 Feb – 23 Mar
166626 Mar – 8 JunMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm26 Mar – 11 May
166714 May - 27 JulMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm14 May – 29 Jun
54892 Jul - 14 SepMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm2 Jul - 17 Aug
549020 Aug – 9 NovMonday – Friday9.00am - 1.00pm20 Aug - 5 Oct