Keeping the Books

Find out how to effectively manage your agency accounts and records.


This three-day course has been specifically designed for agents wanting a business management and accounting overview.

From the essential documents required for accurate reporting to the various methods available to value a business, you’ll discover it all. You’ll learn about the types of equations your accountant uses in reporting your business activity, and all the terms and jargon required to understand the accounting, tax and reporting obligations required by law.

What you'll learn

When you successfully complete this course, along with the in and out of class assessments, you will gain a Statement of Attainment for the two units of competency stated below. 

  • BSBRKG304 – Maintain business records 
  • BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances 

The above units of competency form part of the CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) qualification.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Individuals who have recently completed a certificate of registration course and are interested in working in accounts and administration.
  • Agents who want to open their own agency.
  • Licensees-in-charge or agents working in a management role who want to refresh their knowledge of practices, procedures and legislative obligations as required for a Real Estate Licence.

Prior to attending this course, you must complete a certificate of registration course.


Assessment activities are provided on a per course basis. Learners should expect to spend 20 hours out of class in order to complete each assessment. This time is provided as an indication only, as it will vary from learner to learner depending on skills and knowledge.

Throughout the duration of Keeping the Books, and after completion of the course, REINSW expert trainers are available to provide support to learners should they require assistance with any part of their learning.

The assessment marking process takes four weeks from the date an assessment is received by REINSW. This timeframe is made up of two weeks marking time plus two weeks administrative processing. In most instances, results are released inside of this timeframe.

Learners are welcome to contact REINSW Training after three weeks to verbally gain their assessment result.

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)

REINSW offers Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). RPL requires learners to undertake a series of assessments for a qualification or units of competency. These are aligned to an individual’s previous learning and are deemed equivalent to the learning outcomes of the components of the qualification or unit(s) of competency, being obtained through this process.   

RPL is a complex and rigorous assessment method. REINSW recommends this assessment method be investigated as an option for individuals who are currently working in the real estate industry or hold current qualifications or units of competency relating to the real estate industry. REINSW requires individuals who are producing evidence for this assessment method, to provide current evidence. Under REINSW's RPL policy, current evidence must be within 12 months and all evidence supplied must meet current industry standards. 



Delivery mode
Classroom and eLearning

2 days


Course cancellations and re-enrolment fees

All course cancellations must be in writing. Learner substitution may be made at any time prior to course commencement at no cost. Courses are run subject to sufficient numbers. As per the REINSW Learner Handbook, learners have twelve (12) months to complete their study, at which time a re-enrolment fee will apply.

More information

If you have any questions about Keeping the Books, please contact REINSW Training on (02) 9264 2343 or email