Recognition of Prior Learning Real Estate

Recognition of Prior Learning

CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)

Do you currently work in real estate as a Certificate of Registration holder and want to gain your real estate licence but don't want to undertake training in areas that you have experience in?

Then you should enrol in our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program. We have streamlined and updated our recognition process to make it as straightforward and affordable as possible.

There are three steps for having your experience and expertise recognised to help you attain your qualification to enable you to apply for a real estate licence.

If you cannot meet all the requirements of the qualification by recognition, you can undertake additional training to complete the qualification.

 We recommend you read all course details before enrolling. 

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This is where you tell us about your skills, knowledge and experience so that we can assess your eligibility for the units of competency.

Once you’ve enrolled in the Recognition program and pay the first instalment fee of $600 you will receive access to the self-assessment questionnaire.

This tool will guide you through the steps to complete your self-assessment questionnaire.

The questionnaire includes:

  1. Multiple choice questions
    These questions ask you to rate your level of experience and/or the frequency that you complete certain activities (eg how often are you actively involved in negotiation processes to complete a listing of a property for sale or lease).

  2. Free text answers
    You are then asked to provide more detailed information on the particular areas in which you have experience and expertise; basically you are asked to tell your story.

  3. Evidence Checklist
    In this section you are required to complete a checklist of evidence that will support your application in the next stage of the process. 

Now it’s your turn! An assessor will review your self-assessment information to consider your eligibility for RPL.

You will receive an email to arrange a time for the assessor to have a face-to-face or telephone interview with you. We call this a "competency conversation", the goal is to confirm and deepen our understanding of your experience as it relates to the units of competency in the qualification.

Once this has been complete REINSW will advise you in writing of the outcome and our recommendations on how to move forward. The outcome could be one of the following:

  1. Full Recognition granted for units of competency - no further action required
  2. Partial Recognition of competency for units of competency - gap training or assessment to be undertaken
  3. No Recognition of competency for units of competency - full training and assessment required

You will also be asked to provide supporting documentation and a third-party report from your supervisor or licensed agent to confirm your work history and competence

  • It is important to note that recognition for the full qualification is highly unlikely as REINSW takes into account the high-risk areas of compliance with legislation and trust accounting very seriously and will require a gap assessment to confirm competency in these areas.
  • If you need to complete any training for full units of competency, REINSW can provide that in a combination of on line and face to face options.
  • If you require two or less clusters of units to complete the requirements of the qualification, this will be covered by the recognition fee you have already paid.
  • If your require three clusters of units, you will be given a 50% discount on the full cost of the training.
  • If you require more than four clusters, we will transfer your recognition fee less an administration fee of $150, to your training costs for the full course (this will likely be a more cost-effective option for you).
  • On successful completion of all gap learning and assessment, a certificate and transcript will be issued.


It's important for you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities of being a learner with the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

The Learner Handbook will provide you with information about our enrolment, training and assessment processes and information about payments, course changes, privacy and more.

Please read the Learner Handbook prior to your course enrolment.

Click Here to download the Recognition of Prior Learning Learner Guide


REINSW is pleased to offer in-house training 7 days per week between 07:00AM and 09:00PM for small and large groups.

REINSW trainers will visit your office, or a location of your choice, and deliver a training program specifically tailored to meet the needs of your team and your agency. In-house training is an ideal solution that delivers maximum results, with minimum disruption to your business.

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