How to become a real estate agent in Western Australia (WA)
Have you been wondering what it would be like to work in real estate?
Or how you can become a real estate agent in Western Australia or Perth?
You probably know that it’s not a job you can just step into. You need good people skills for sure, but there are some study requirements as well.
To work as a real estate agent in Western Australia, you need to complete a real estate course with a registered training organisation.
Before we look into the details, let’s take a look at your potential work environment.
The WA property market is booming
Back in 2020, when intrastate borders reopened after the WA Government’s response to COVID-19, REA Group reported there was a large spike in enquiries from buyers. These enquiries were for property in holiday towns such as Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River.
Managing Director of Stocker Preston in WA’s South West said that “The level of sales has been unprecedented in the last 15 years.”
Fast forward to May 2021, and Corelogic reported an 8.5% rise in Perth dwelling values over the past 12 months. “The combination of improving economic conditions and low interest rates is continuing to support consumer confidence,” CoreLogic’s Research Director Tim Lawless said.
Western Australia is a great place to live and a booming place to work if you’re launching into a real estate career.
How do I launch my real estate career in WA or Perth?
There are four real estate courses in WA. After you successfully complete the course you’ve chosen, you need to apply to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for your registration to work in the real estate industry.
1. Entry level – Restricted Sales Registration course
The Restricted Sales Registration course is the starting point for your career in real estate.
After you complete the course and register with DMIR, you can work in a sales role under the supervision of a fully licensed real estate agent in any real estate agency across WA.
You’ll be able to work in commercial and residential property, as a buyers agent, a business broker and other roles.
There are 13 units of competency in the Restricted Sales Registration course. These include appraisal of property, establishing vendor relationships, selling property and preparing to work with real estate trust accounts.
These 13 units prepare you for a successful career in real estate and are conducted entirely online with student support. The units are taken from the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice CPP41419.
2. Entry level – Restricted Property Management Registration
If you’re interested in property management, including appraising and marketing properties for lease, establishing relationships with landlords and managing tenant relationships, this is the course for you.
If you’re good at your job, you’ll be in demand.
You’ll study 12 units of competency that are taken from the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice Certificate and, after you’ve registered with DMIRS, you’ll be able to work as a registered property manager across Western Australia.
Property management is a great career if you enjoy working with people and assisting them in making life-changing decisions about where they’re going to live. You’ll prepare tenancy agreements, liaise with tradespeople and conduct property inspections.
Recently, new courses were introduced across the real estate industry. The Restricted Property Management Registration course replaces the Property Management Certificate course.
3. Work in both sales and property management – Unrestricted Real Estate Registration (Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice CPP41419)
This is the Certificate IV course known as Unrestricted Real Estate Registration. Once you’ve completed the course and registered with DMIRS, you’ll be able to manage residential and commercial property across Western Australia.
This complete Certificate IV CPP41419 course has 18 units of competency. You may have completed some of these units as part of your Restricted Sales Registration course or Restricted Property Management course.
This isn’t the full licensing course. To work as a sole trader or run your own agency you’ll need to complete the additional 12 units of study in the Diploma course.
Recently, new courses were introduced across the real estate industry. This Unrestricted Property Management course replaces the Agent’s Registration – Sales/Property Management Representative Program.
4. Run your own agency – Diploma of Property (Agency management) CPP51119
This is a diploma course and considered the full licensing course in WA. Once you’ve completed the course you can obtain your full Real Estate Licence from DMIRs and open your own agency or work as a sole trader.
There are 12 units of competency in the diploma and these include managerial skills such as managing operational finances, developing a marketing and service strategy in real estate and managing customers and staff.
To obtain a full Real Estate Licence you need to have completed both the 18 units from the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice and the 12 units from the Diploma of Property. You’ll also need at least two years experience in the industry.
It sounds like a lot, but remember the entry level courses we’ve discussed here are composed of units that make up the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice.
|Restricted Sales Registration||→||Unrestricted Registration (Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice)||←||Restricted Property Manager Registration|
|24 months experience working under a licensed real estate agent with your Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice|
|Diploma of Property (Agency Management)|
Apply for licence with DMIRS
Are you ready?
The property market is booming in Western Australia. Have you spotted the real estate course you want to do?
Are you ready to get started?
Well, we have news. You can start your new career right now!
We know how to get you there
Here at Entry Education , we specialise in helping our students achieve their real estate dreams.
We’re a real estate training institute that’s known for its dedicated student support and wide industry expertise.
As two of our students said “They [Entry Education] made doing our licence a breeze, and it was really good to work with the company.”
Our Western Australian real estate courses are tailored to deliver the knowledge you need. We don’t overload you with admin tasks and paperwork; we encourage you to focus on learning and success.
The only things you need to start are a computer and reliable internet.
You can hit the ground running as soon as you enrol. The Entry Education portal has a direct messaging system that allows you to access academic support whenever you require it – even outside normal business hours.
You work through your courses at your own pace. There are no due dates and no pressure to complete assignments or sit exams. All you have to focus on is your completion date and your new career.
Once your course is complete, we’ll send you a copy of your certificate of attainment within 48 hours.
The Western Australian real estate industry offers a variety of exciting careers that are all united by one common principle – reward for effort.
At Entry Education, we know how to help you achieve your goals because we’ve done it for thousands of others. Our real estate courses are hot property. Read what some of our students have said here.
Whether you want to become a real estate agent in Perth or anywhere else across Western Australia, we’ll help you get there.
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