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Real Estate Compliance Short Courses

At Unitec, we offer a number of Real Estate Compliance short courses to enable you to be on top of your career. If you hold a real estate licence and want to do Licensee Professional Development, these courses are made for you. 

Overview

The Real Estate Continuing Education Programme helps reinforce your knowledge and addresses topical issues, trends and changes to legislation. Unitec provides Verifiable and Non-verifiable courses.

Our Verifiable Real Estate Continuing Education course, is a 10-hour block of training delivered to a group of Licensees by an experienced Real Estate Tutor on site at your own premises. 

Our Non-verifiable Real Estate Continuing Education courses (Compliance courses), are provided on-line to Licensees. 

You need to already have your Real Estate Salesperson Licence as a pre requisite for  enrolling in the following courses.

Verifiable Real Estate Continuing Education

Course Number: BSNS S403
10 hours of Professional Development approved by the Real Estate Authority

  • Unitec is a Real Estate Authority (REA) authorised provider
  • Tailor your programme for your own needs
  • Learn together with your team
  • Discuss the issues with your tutor
  • Your workplace is the venue
  • Unitec tutor will come to you
  • Unitec will verify your 10 hours to the REA

 

Non-Verifiable Real Estate Continuing Education (Compliance Courses)

A personal presence in the real estate market
Course Number: BSNS S404
Credits: 2 

  • Establish a presence in the real estate market
  • Develop a marketing strategy to establish a personal professional presence in the real estate market
  • Develop a marketing plan as part of a campaign to establish a personal professional presence in the real estate market

The Unit Titles Act 2010
Course Number: BSNS S417
Credits: 2 

  • Explain aspects of the Unit Titles Act 2010 for real estate personnel
  • Explain terms used and/or defined in the Unit Titles Act 2010
  • Explain the roles, powers, and duties of a body corporate in terms of the Unit Titles Act 2010
  • Explain the responsibilities of an owner in terms of the Unit Titles Act 2010
  • Explain the power and requirements of the body corporate in terms of maintenance in accordance with the Unit Titles Act 2010.
  • Explain the results of non-compliance supported with reference to the sections of the unit Titles Act 2010

Law relating to land titles
Course Number: BSNS S405
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate knowledge of land ownership, transfer of ownership, and titles
  • Explain property law terminology
  • Identify Titles and explain registered interests
  • Explain the law relating to the ownership and transfer of land
  • Explain forms of co-ownership of land

The Law of Contract and The Law of Agency
Course Number: BSNS S406
Credits: 5

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the law of contract and the law of agency 
  • Explain the law of contract in a real estate context
  • Explain the provisions of the law of agency in a real estate context
  • Determine appropriate signatories for different entities for contract in a real estate context

Consumer protection law
Course Number: BSNS S407
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate knowledge of consumer protection law related to real estate practice
  • Explain the Fair Trading Act 1986 as it relates to real estate practice
  • Explain the Code as it related to consumer protection
  • Explain legal concepts and the implication of misrepresentation of the Contractual Remedies Act 1979

The Sale and Purchase Agreement
Course Number: BSNS S408
Credits: 5

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the sale and purchase agreement and facilitate sale of real estate
  • Explain the requirements associated with sale and purchase agreements
  • Explain the requirements of the offer process and conduct an offer process with a customer in accordance with industry requirements
  • Apply negotiation techniques with the client and customer to manage the sale of real estate
  • Explain financing options for real estate customers
  • Explain the requirements for oversea buyers to purchase real estate in terms of the Overseas Investment Act 2005
  • Explain the licensee’s role and responsibilities between contract date and settlement date

Marketing plans for real estate
Course Number: BSNS S410
Credits: 5

  • Develop marketing plans for real estate, qualify customers, and present properties for sale
  • Explain marketing options for property
  • evelop marketing plans and budgets to market properties.
  • Complete and explain to a prospective client an agency agreement for a property
  • Develop promotional material in accordance with industry requirements
  • Explain disclosure obligations to customers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of qualifying customers in terms of purchasing requirements
  • Present property options that meet the needs, wants, and expectations of the qualified customer

Knowledge of legislation
Course Number: BSNS S411
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate understanding of legal matters affecting real estate licensees
  • Explain the legal implication of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 as they affect a licensee
  • Explain the legal implications of the Fencing Act 1978 as they affect a licensee
  • Explain the legal implication of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 as they affect a licensee
  • Explain the risks and legal implication of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 as they affect a licensee
  • Identify, record, and manage potential hazards at places of work as a licensee in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Explain the legal implications of the Human Rights Act 1993 as they affect a Licensee
  • Explain the legal implications of the Privacy Act 1993 as they affect a licensee
  • Explain the rights of entry for a licensee in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986
  • Explain the key provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 in Accordance with industry requirements
  • Explain the legal implication of the Secret Commissions Act 1910 as they affect a licensee
  • Explain a licensee’s legal obligations regarding personal taxation

Knowledge of building styles and materials
Course Number: BSNS S416
Credits: 3

  • Demonstrate knowledge of building styles and material for real estate personnel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of NZ housing styles
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types of foundations framings, and floorings of buildings
  • Identify and describe different types and conditions of building exterior wall and roof claddings
  • Identify and describe different types of joinery, interior finishes, and insulation in buildings

The use of inspection and appraisal
Course Number: BSNS S412
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of inspection, appraisal and agency agreement for real estate property
  • Explain the inspection and appraisal process
  • Explain appraisal methods and appraise properties in accordance with industry requirements
  • Qualify prospective clients

Knowledge of licensing and Code of Professional Conduct
Course Number: BSNS S413
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate knowledge of licensing and code of professional conduct under the Real Estate Act 2008
  • Explain the standards of professional conduct expected of a real estate licensee
  • Explain the requirements to report unsatisfactory conduct and misconduct
  • Explain the obligations of licensee to create awareness of the Act and Regulations
  • Explain the rules for Client and customer care
  • Explain the requirements for licensing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for supervision of Licensees
  • Explain the complaints procedure as they affect individual licensees.


Methods for sale of real estate
Course Number: BSNS S414
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate knowledge of methods for sale of real estate in New Zealand
  • Explain the auction method of sales for real estate
  • Explain the tender method of sale for real estate
  • Explain other common methods of sale for real estate in New Zealand
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mortgagee sales

Resource management and building law
Course Number: BSNS S415
Credits: 4

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the resource management and building law relevant to real estate licensees
  • Explain the restrictions and controls imposed by the Resource Management Act 1991 and District plans
  • Identify and interpret zoning information relevant to sit uses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how land sites influence building structures
  • Describe property-related documentation held by a territorial authority
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Building Act 2004

Find out more

If you have any questions about any of these courses, please contact:

Mary Crotty  09 892-8805. 

Fees

Real Estate Continuing Education Verifiable course – approximate fee is $225
Real Estate Continuing Education Non-Verifiable (Compliance) course – approximate fee is $205.