Property Services

Career and Job Seekers

Property Services Industry Overview

There has been a Property Services industry in NSW since the 19th century and now in the 21st century, despite all the booms and busts, it is still a critical part of the NSW economy.

The key responsibility of the industry is the valuation, purchase, sale, leasing or management of undeveloped land sites, residential homes, commercial and industrial buildings, units, townhouses, apartment complexes, retail centres and businesses.

Adopting and following at all times the highest ethical standards is the key requirement for those working in the NSW Property Services industry? Why? A real estate transaction might be the most important financial decision ever made by a client.

Working in this Industry offers you the opportunity to meet a wide range of people while carrying out a variety of tasks. It requires people who are committed to providing exceptional customer service.

Where do I find a list of occupations?

Some of the employment and career opportunities include:

  • Auctioneers
  • Stock and Station Agents
  • Land Economists and Valuers
  • Office Managers
  • Real Estate Agents (Business Broker, Property Manager, Real Estate Principal, Real Estate Representative, Real Estate Agent)
  • Support staff

To find out more about the occupations listed above click here.

Once you have selected a job you’re interested in, click on Occupation for a full report on job prospects, weekly earnings and occupation size.


Go to Reports and Links and click on Occupational Bulletin to obtain a summary of occupation that should prove very helpful.

What qualifications will I need?

Once you’ve chosen one or more occupations as potential employment/career targets the next step is to find what qualifications you will need to reach your goal. To get the full picture click here and follow the steps.

Choose Qualifications and Occupations/Industry Sectors.

Enter CPP07 Property Services Training Package.

Click on View Report. (Note the report list contain 214 Qualifications and Occupations/Industry Sectors including Real Estate which commences Page 2 of 6.)

At this point you will have made one or maybe two career selections. Now the question is, how is the training undertaken and completed to match industry requirements. The following two pathways have been selected because both provide assistance in obtaining the necessary training to achieve entry into the industry.



For the most current information about licensing in NSW please click here.

Is there any financial assistance available for my employer or me?

Both the options below provide assistance in obtaining the necessary training to achieve entry into the industry.

For Traineeship information

For training courses subsidised by the NSW Government

Can the skills I already have be recognised?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training system.

The processes used to assess RPL applications may take several (not mutually exclusive) forms, for example:

  • participation in exactly the same or modified versions of the assessment the student would be required to complete as part of the full course
  • assessment based on a portfolio of evidence
  • direct observation of demonstration of skill or competence
  • reflective papers, journals or portfolios that relate past learning to the learning or competency outcomes of the current course or qualification
  • provision of examples of the student's work drawn from the workplace, social, community or other setting in which the student applies their learning, skill or competence;
  • testimonials of learning, skill or competence; or
  • combinations of any of the above.

Can a course I've already completed be credited towards another course of study?

Credit transfer involves assessing a previously completed course or subject to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within a current course of study. It is used when someone seeks credit for a course or subject they have already completed. It is based on agreements between institutions or organisations as to the credit value to be given for specific units of competency and learning outcomes within a course or qualification. Formal documentation of equivalence (for example a mapping guide) is required.

What is national recognition?

National recognition is unique to the vocational education and training system. It means that a student automatically has credit for units of competency that they have completed at another registered training organisation (RTO). A statement of attainment from another RTO that contributes to a qualification is reported as a form of credit transfer.

Are my overseas qualifications valid in Australia?

There are several options available to individuals who hold overseas qualifications, but wish to commence a career in Australia. Comparisons between overseas qualifications and Australian qualifications (except for school-level qualifications) may be established through the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) — a Commonwealth government agency. Individuals seeking formal recognition of their qualifications should contact the  Australian Education International.

While formal recognition of overseas qualification is possible through NOOSR, ASIC has specific obligations for Australia and it will almost certainly be necessary to undertake some additional training (or assessment) to meet Australian regulatory requirements, particularly in relation to the distinct characteristics and products of the Australian environment.