Real estate is a flexible career. It’s definitely not your average 9 to 5 job. And there’s lots of variety: you could work in residential or commercial real estate, property management, or for a body corporate or real estate publication. But you need to be qualified first. 

Just getting started?

You’ll need the National  Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) to apply for a job with a real estate agency. It’s a short course, just 12 weeks. Offered frequently. With experienced real estate salespeople as your tutors and work experience a key part of your real estate course.

And most importantly, it’s been developed to the requirements of the real estate industry and the industry training organisation. A leading real estate law authority has even checked that we correctly explain the legal aspects of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 to you. Which means that what you learn represents best industry practice. 

Find out when classes start (PDF).

Already working in real estate?

Licensed Real Estate Salespersons can update their skills to conform with the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. Don’t worry; you won’t have to repeat everything you’ve learnt. You just need to complete one course, which covers licensing and professional conduct under the new real estate legislation. 

Continuing Education

Unitec is an REAA authorised provider of continuing education for the Real Estate industry.

Industry events

We run a series of industry events and presentations each year that feature guest speakers from the real estate industry. If you would like to be added to the VIP invitation list, please email

The recently established organisation Young Professionals in Real Estate (YPIRE) is also looking for new members and holds events for members. Read about the inaugural 2013 YPIRE Awards and find out more at or

Last edited: 17 December 2013