Property Services

Careers Advisors & Case Managers

Which job/occupations are associated with the Property Services industry?

  • Auctioneers and 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)
  • Receptionists

To find out more about the jobs /occupations click here.

The five occupation categories listed as part of the NSW Real Estate Industry can be accessed by clicking on a title which will open to a comprehensive overview of the occupation including

  • Job prospects
  • Weekly earnings
  • Occupation size

How do I find out about licensing?

To obtain current information about licensing in NSW please click here.

What vocational qualifications are required?

This site gives links between vocational qualifications and occupations and the industry sector. Click here.

Please enter

CPPO7 Property Services Training Package and Click on View Report

Please note the report list will contain 214 Qualifications and Occupations/ Industry Sectors including Real Estate that commences on Page 2 of 6

Where do I find training organisations?

This site will give the Registered Training Organisations in NSW that deliver some or all of the vocational qualifications in the CPP07 Property Services Training Package. Click here.

The report shows details on 23 Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) delivering vocational qualification courses from the Training Package. For more detailed information on a RTO click on the number in blue which will bring up a summary page.

Where do I find information about traineeships?

(a) Traineeships in the Real Estate Industry in NSW.

(b) Training courses subsidised by the NSW Government.

Can the skills people already have be assessed?

'Skills recognition' is a generic term that can be used to cover the range of ways an individual's skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications can be formally acknowledged, including: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Credit transfer (including national recognition) Overseas qualifications assessment.


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. 

RPL assesses this unrecognised learning against the requirements of a formal qualification. By removing the need for duplication of learning, RPL encourages an individual to continue upgrading their skills and knowledge through structured education and training towards formal qualifications and improved employment outcomes.

In order to recognise prior learning it is necessary to: compare the informal or non-formal learning the individual has achieved against the learning outcomes or performance criteria of the course or qualification for which the student is using as a basis for seeking entry or the award of credit, and determine appropriate evidence to support the claim of prior learning. 

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 an already completed course 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 the student's current course of study.

It is used when a student 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.

Credit transfer can also be cross-sectoral. For example, students may seek to have vocational education and training qualifications credited against higher education subjects, or the reverse. Processes for credit transfer should be developed and administered by individual organisations.

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.