Buyers' Agent License

Buyers' Agent Licence

Complete this three day course and attain your buyers' agent licence.

REINSW is a strong supporter of buyers' agents. It works with them to:

  • Raise the profile of this area of industry practice
  • Promote the Best Practice Guidelines
  • Improve training standards and requirements.

In their turn, most prominent buyers' agents are REINSW Members and several leaders in the industry participate in the Buyers' Agents Chapter Committee. To find out who they are and how they are helping the industry please click here.

Why be a buyers' agent
Being a buyers' agent can be a most rewarding career. Your role is to help and represent people who want to buy a property, acting as their advisor, advocate and negotiator. This part of the real estate industry is growing rapidly, and the best buyers' agents have built successful agencies and careers by specialising in this area.

In this comprehensive three-day course, you’ll receive a thorough grounding in how to be a buyers' agent.

What's more, your Statement of Attainment will allow you to apply for a Buyers' Agent licence with NSW Fair Trading.

In this three day classroom-based course you will learn how to:

  1. Establish buyer requirements
  2. Confirm engagement of buyers' agent by the buyer
  3. Source properties that meet buyer requirements
  4. Negotiate purchase of property on behalf of the buyer
  5. Monitor the settlement of the sale
  6. Maintain communication with relevant parties

The learner will do the below in this three day course:

  1. CPPDSM4001A Act as a buyers' agent
  2. CPPDSM4005A Establish and build client-agency relationships
  3. CPPDSM4003A Appraise property
  4. CPPDSM4022A Sell and finalise the sale of property by private treaty.

The nine units of competency needed to apply to a Buyers' Agents Licence include these 4 units, 2 units from the Risk Management Cluster and 3 units obtained for your certificate of registration.

REI House
30-32 Wentworth Avenue

How long?
3 days

  1. BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  2. CPPDSM4015B Minimise agency and consumer risk
  1. CPPDSM4080A – Work in the real estate industry
  2. CPPDSM4008A – Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work
  3. CPPDSM3019B – Communicate with clients as part of agency operations

The units of competency come from CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) and CPP30211 Certificate III in Property Services (Agency). If you already hold a full real estate licence, you may like to complete the unit CPPDS4001A Act as a buyers' agent - please contact us on to find out how we can help you to complete this one unit.

This course is suitable for:

  • Individuals who have completed at least a certificate of registration course and want to commit to a career as a buyers' agent.
  • Current buyers' agents who want to advance their knowledge and career.

Whilst you can work as a Buyers' Agent with just the Certificate of Registration, you will be looked on more favourably by employers and buyers if you have attained a Buyers' Agent licence - it can be an important differentiator for you. Indeed, many buyers' agencies will only employ you if you have this licence, and buyers may well discriminate in favour of a licence-holder.

Prior to attending this course, you must have a Statement of Attainment showing that you have completed the four Units of Competency of a Certificate of Registration course.

Assessment activities are provided on a per unit basis. Students should expect to spend 1-3 hours out of class in order to complete each assessment. This time is provided as an indication only, as it will vary from student to student depending on skills and knowledge.

Throughout the duration of the course, and after completion of the course, REINSW expert trainers are available to provide support to students 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 for administrative processing. In most instances, results are released inside of this timeframe. Students are welcome to contact REINSW Training after three weeks to verbally gain their assessment result.

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

REINSW offers Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). RPL requires students 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 as a buyers' agent 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.

For information on RPL please email

All course cancellations must be in writing. Student 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 Student Handbook, students have three (3) months to complete their study, at which time a re-enrolment fee will apply.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact REINSW Training on (02) 9264 2343 or email