Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)

Course code CPP40307
Start date(s) August
Course lengthPart time: 8 months
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This certificate is prescribed by the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) and is the educational requirement to apply for an estate agent license in Victoria.

    This course will teach you the skills needed to sell, market, lease and manage real estate/property within a real estate agency. Training also covers customer relations, marketing, appraising property, acting as a buyer's agent, and preparing and concluding auctions.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification, you must complete 5 core units and 19 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


    CPPDSM4009BInterpret legislation to complete agency work
    CPPDSM4015AMinimise agency and consumer risk
    CPPDSM4005AEstablish and build client-agency relationships
    CPPDSM4056AManage conflict and disputes in the property industry
    BSBRKG304Maintain business records
    BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
    CPPDSM4006AEstablish and manage agency trust accounts
    CPPDSM4010ALease property
    CPPDSM4011AList property for lease
    CPPDSM4013AMarket property for lease
    CPPDSM4016AMonitor and manage lease or tenancy agreement
    CPPDSM4020APresent at tribunals
    CPPDSM4049AImplement maintenance plan for managed properties
    CPPDSM4001AAct as a buyer's agent
    CPPDSM4003AAppraise property
    CPPDSM4004AConduct auction
    CPPDSM4012AList property for sale
    CPPDSM4014AMarket property for sale
    CPPDSM4018APrepare and present property reports
    CPPDSM4019APrepare for auction and complete sale
    CPPDSM4022ASell and finalise the sale of property by private treaty
    CPPDSM4080AWork effectively in the real estate industry
    CPPDSM4008AIdentify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
    CPPDSM4007AIdentify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • Sound English language and numerical skills, and being able to understand oral instructions, read technical material and prepare written reports
    • Ability to use and analyse data, relation and patterns, numbers, measurements and shapes

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate).

    Career Opportunities

    • Licensed real estate agent
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Semester 2, 2018 -  dates to be scheduled (register your interest via the enquiry box).


    Evening classes.

  • How to Apply


    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Short Courses
    03 9564 1546


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE CPP40307

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$1850
    Full Fee$6950

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Real Estate Open Days

  • 10May
    Real Estate

    Are you looking for a new challenge or thinking about a possible career change? Why not explore a career in Real Estate Sales or Property Management and discover the steps involved in establishing a successful career as Real Estate Agent.

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation, starting at 6.15pm, which will give you a broad understanding of studying a business course at Holmesglen and/or Real Estate.

    Following this presentation, you will be given the opportunity to speak with one of our expert trainers about the Real Estate industry and specific course information and enrolment options.

    - , Thu 10 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia