Real Estate Traineeships - REINSW


Gain practical experience while completing a formal qualification

Whether you're starting out in real estate, wanting to improve your skills, looking for a career change, or an agency looking for trainee opportunities, a traineeship has something to offer you.

Great news for agencies - Government subsidised training places available!

Have you ever thought about employing a trainee? REINSW has funding from the NSW Government through the Smart and Skilled program. 

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is Commonwealth Government funded training that allows an individual to gain practical experience through workplace employment and complete a formal nationally recognised training program while obtaining a wage.

Traineeship programs

REINSW offers traineeships in:

  • CPP30211 – Certificate III in Property Services (Agency), undertaken over 12 months.
  • CPP40307 - Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate), undertaken over 24 months and allowing the trainee, upon completion, to apply to NSW Fair Trading for a Real Estate Licence.

Both qualifications include the units required by NSW Fair Trading for the Certificate of Registration.

The criteria for eligibility or Government employer incentives, varies by individual and qualification.

However to give you an idea, below is a list of some of the elements within the criteria:

  • New entrant– Employed for less than 3 months full time or less than 12 months part-time
  • Aged 15 years and over
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
Do not meet eligiblity requirements?

There are other options available through REINSW. Call (02) 9264 2343 or email

Traineeships offer both employers and trainees a range of benefits.

Benefits for the employer

  • Up-skill employees to meet business needs
  • Receive government incentives (only available for new entrant trainees)
  • Promote employee loyalty
  • Provide opportunity for employees to mentor others
  • Increase workplace productivity

Benefits for the trainee

  • Achieve a nationally accredited qualification
  • Learn valuable workplace skills
  • Receive comprehensive training
  • Flexible study options to suit learning needs
  • Increase career opportunities

What does an employer need to provide to a trainee?

An employer is required to provide the following:

  • The opportunity to develop key skills and acquire relevant knowledge of the industry
  • Access to structured on and/or off the job training
  • Time at work to undertake structured training
  • Time off work to complete assessments - up to three hours per week
  • A safe working environment
  • Other benefits as specified in the traineeship agreement

The total Student Contribution fee for the CPP30211 – Certificate III in Property Services (Agency) and CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) qualification is $1000 to eligible trainees. This fee is payable upfront upon enrolment. The Student Contribution fee is aligned with the Smart and Skilled 2017 prices, fees and subsidies document, as well as the NSW Smart and Skilled fee administration policy.

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If you are a job seeker wishing to undertake a traineeship, you need find an employer that is looking to employ a trainee. An Australian Apprenticeships Centre, Centrelink and local employment agencies will be able to provide you with details of such employers.

Already employed? If you have been working for less than 3 months fulltime or 12 months part-time call (02) 9264 2343 (option 1) to get started with REINSW.

As a learner you are covered by Smart and Skilled consumer protection measures. REINSW supports a learner’s rights in line with Australian Consumer Law, Smart and Skilled and Australian Privacy Principles. If you have any issues or concerns you should contact the Training Manager at REINSW email:

Code of Practice (Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Strategy)

All consumers have the right to:

  • Expect the training they receive will be of a quality consistent with ASQA regulations and Smart and Skilled Contract requirements
  • Be informed about personal information that is collected about them and the right to review and correct information
  • Access to a provider’s consumer protection complaints system

All consumers have obligations, including but not limited, to:

  • Provide accurate information to the provider
  • Behave in a responsible and ethical manner
  • You can access more information about Consumer Protection by contacting Smart and Skilled 1300 772 104

You may request access to your information and/or your progress throughout your training at any time by provision of your name, address and date of birth to verify your identify, however we cannot give information to a third party without your express written permission. A declaration is included with your Enrolment form giving authority for REINSW to provide information as required to Government agencies as relevant only to your training.

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.


Learner Handbook

For more information, please call REINSW Training on (02) 9264 2343or email