CPD Courses 2024

     
Modes Offered

Online, Face-to-Face,
Interactive Webinar,
In-House

The Australian College of Professionals (ACOP) has been approved by NSW Fair Trading as “an approved provider” of compulsory CPD topics for professionals working in the property sector in NSW.


Under the Property and Stock Agents Act 2002 (the Act), individual holders of a licence (Class 1 or Class 2 agents) and certificate of registration (Assistant Agents) are subject to a condition that the holder must comply with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. CPD is aimed at ensuring licence and certificate holders continually update their skills and are aware of their legislative requirements and responsibilities.

If you failed to complete your CPD in the 2023 CPD year,  you can choose to complete these topics online, which will show good faith that you recognised your non-compliance and have completed the training.

As you will be aware, if you are a Class 1 or a Class 2 licensed agent, you were required to complete 4 hours of CPD between 23rd March 2023 and 22nd March 2024.

Please contact the College to discuss your enrolment or Enrol Here. CPD compliance for the 2023/24 CPD year.

If you have not met the NSW Fair Trading requirements for CPD training in the 2023/24 CPD year, there is no grace period set by NSW Fair Trading, which means that you have two options:

1. You can choose NOT to complete any CPD training for the year that has passed, and provide your explanation to NSW Fair Trading if questioned. This non-compliance may incur a penalty infringement (monetary fine) from NSW Fair Trading for yourself, your Licensee-In-Charge, and your agency as a business.

          OR

2. You can immediately undertake study to complete the CPD sessions that you have missed. This would at least show that in good faith you have recognised that you missed the deadline of 22nd March 2024, and have made an effort to become compliant by completing the CPD from the previous year. 

 If you choose to take Option 2, please note that ACOP cannot guarantee that NSW Fair Trading will find this option acceptable, as you will still be non-compliant in relation to the requirement of completing your CPD within the required timeframe.  It is our recommendation that Option 2 is the best possible way of demonstrating your attempt to re-gain compliance. Again, this would show that you have recognised your CPD non-compliance and are taking actions to correct these matters and demonstrate your commitment to professionalism within the property industry.

If you choose to take Option 2 and complete the CPD sessions that you missed in the 2023/24 CPD year, you will need to Enrol below.

 

ACOP has been conducting CPD for the property industry since September 2003, when CPD became mandatory for professionals working in the property industry. ACOP provides CPD training in all property licence categories in NSW.

As per NSW Fair Trading’s CPD Guidelines, all licence and certificate of registration holders within NSW are required to complete CPD each year as one of the requirements of holding their authority to practice. The new CPD year, which is a change from the past four (4) years, runs from 1 July to 30 June of the following  year.  The CPD year is no longer March to March – nor is it linked to your renewal date.  CPD MUST be completed in the CPD year.

You can confirm your class of licence through the NSW Fair Trading public register, which dictates what level of CPD you are required to undertake.

ACOP’s courses are developed by and delivered by current industry professionals and solicitors. This means that students are able to benefit from the analysis of real cases and scenarios and receive the most up to date knowledge of legislation and industry best practices.

All courses offered by ACOP provide an opportunity to network with other agents and agencies and to share ideas within our best practice framework.

CPD Requirements

Class 1 AND Class 2 Licensed Agents

All licensed agents must complete 5 hours of training on compulsory topics relevant to the class of licence they hold each CPD year.

NSW Fair Trading have identified that agents who hold more than one category of licence, must complete additional compulsory topics relating to each of those categories of licence.  In reality, this means:

  • if you hold a Real Estate and a Stock & Station licence or a Dual Real Estate/Stock & Station licence, you will need to complete the 4 hours of Compulsory CPD for one licence category and also the same for the other category.  Because some of the topics covered in both sessions overlap, you would only need to complete the main 5 hour session plus the topics that are different in the second session.
  • if you hold a Real Estate, a Stock & Station and a Strata Managing Agents licence, you will need to complete compulsory CPD for all 3 categories of licence.  Again, where topics overlap, you only need to cover the unique topics from each of the three (3) CPD Compulsory sessions.

NSW Fair Trading provides a list of topics that are required to be included as the Compulsory topics for CPD training.

Compulsory topics must be delivered in:

  • a face-to-face interactive training environment – maximum 40 attendees, or
  • an interactive webinar – maximum 25 attendees,

and, include an assessment activity.

If a licensed agent is unable to complete five hours of CPD training in an interactive environment, they may complete a minimum of 10 hours of CPD through online training as an alternative. This must include all compulsory topics relevant to their licence category/ies, plus their choice of other training to make up a total of 10 hours.

The topics for CPD for Licensed Agents in the 2024 CPD year are:

Note: Click the course heading to download the course brochure (not currently available)

5 HOUR CPD TOPICS 2 HOUR CPD TOPICS
Combined Residential Sales and Property Management

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Residential Property Managers
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations for residential property managers
  • Understanding strata for residential property managers
  • Compliance with habitability standards
Combined Residential Sales and Property Management

This course is for those agents who also hold a Real Estate Licence and have completed one of the other 5 hour courses in any topic other than Residential Sales and/or Residential Property Management.

  • Understanding strata for residential salespeople and property managers
  • Compliance with habitability standards
  • Supervision Guidelines in relation to real estate

Residential Sales

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Residential Salespeople
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations for residential salespeople
  • Understanding strata for residential salespeople
Residential Property Management

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Residential Property Managers
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations for residential property managers
  • Understanding strata for residential property managers
  • Compliance with habitability standards
Strata Management

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Strata Managers
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations in strata management
  • Best practice maintenance and repair of strata common property
  • Strata Law Reforms 2023-24
Strata Management

This course is for those agents who also hold a Strata Management Licence and have completed one of the other 5 hour courses in any topic other than Strata Management.

  • Best practice maintenance and repair of strata common property
  • Strata Law Reforms 2023-24
  • Supervision Guidelines in relation to Strata Management
Buyers Agents

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Residential Salespeople
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations for residential salespeople
  • Understanding strata for buyers agents
Stock & Station

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations in stock and station agencies
  • Mandatory implementation of eID for Sheep and Farmed Goats
  • Animal Welfare Best Practice in Saleyards
Stock & Station

This course is for those agents who also hold a Stock & Station Licence and have completed one of the other 5 hour courses in any topic other than Stock & Station.

  • Mandatory implementation of eID for Sheep and Farmed Goats
  • Animal Welfare Best Practice in Saleyards
  • Supervision Guidelines in relation to Stock & Station

Commercial Real Estate

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Commercial Real Estate Agents
  • Introduction to work health and safety for commercial real estate agents
  • Introduction to strata for commercial real estate agents
  • Strata Law Reforms 2023-24
 

Business Broking

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Business Brokers
  • Introduction to work health and safety obligations in business broking agencies
  • Agency Agreements and your authority to act
  • Methods of appraisal
  • Appropriate normalisations and adjustments
 

Short-term Residential Management

  • NSW Supervision Guidelines 2024 – Short-term Residential Property Managers
  • Introduction to work health and safety for short-term residential property managers
  • Introduction to strata for short-term residential property managers agents
  • Strata Law Reforms 2023-24
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensee-In-Charge Responsibilities

Licensees-in-Charge must have all CPD training detailed in the training plan for the agency, and this may be made up of topics most relevant to the agent.

In addition to the compulsory topics set by NSW Fair Trading, Licensees-In-Charge are also required to develop and maintain a training plan for all employed agents, inclusive of CPD requirements.  A proforma for the training plan is provided by NSW Fair Trading or you can choose to develop your own. 

Assistant Agents

Certificate of Registration holders working as an Assistant Agent must complete at least 3 Units of Competency each CPD year from the relevant Certificate IV qualification that is required for the issue of a Class 2 Licence.  NSW Fair trading has identified specific units of competency for each different category of licence. The qualification for each licence category is:

Class 2 Real Estate Agents Licence
CPP41419 – Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

Class 2 Dual Real Estate/Stock & Station Agents Licence
CPP41419 – Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

Class 2 Stock & Station Agents Licence
CPP41419 – Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice

Class 2 Strata Managing Agents Licence
CPP40521 – Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Depending on when you are granted your Certificate of Registration (Assistant Agent authority) or your Class 1 or Class 2 property licence, there are varying timeframes for the completion of your CPD requirements.

Obtained your Certificate or Licence during the period……
1 July

to

30 September

1 October

to
31 March

1 April

to

30 June

Certificate of Registration (Assistant Agent authority) Complete 3 Units of Competency from the relevant Certificate IV licence qualification Complete 1 Unit of Competency from the relevant Certificate IV licence qualification No CPD required during this period
Class 1 and Class 2 Licence Holders – Face to Face OR Interactive Webinar 5 hours

as per licence requirement

5 hours

as per licence requirement

No CPD required
Class 1 and Class 2 Licence Holders – Online 10 hours

as per licence requirement

10 hours

as per licence requirement

No CPD Required

NSW Fair Trading have identified that agents who hold more than one category of licence, must complete additional compulsory topics relating to each of those categories of licence.  In reality, this means:

  • if you hold a Real Estate and a Stock & Station licence or a Dual Real Estate/Stock & Station licence, you will need to complete the 5 hours of Compulsory CPD for one licence category and also the same for the other category.  Because some of the topics covered in both sessions overlap, you would only need to complete the main 5 hour session plus the topics that are different in the second session.
  • if you hold a Real Estate, a Stock & Station and a Strata Managing Agents licence, you will need to complete compulsory CPD for all 3 categories of licence.  Again, where topics overlap, you only need to cover the unique topics from each of the three (3) CPD Compulsory sessions.  At ACOP, this will mean an additional 2 hours for each additional category of licence.

Complete our online enrolment form HERE.

Please ensure that you enrol with a unique email address. If the email address you provide is already in use by another person (for example, a colleague), the system will not be able to create your own Student Portal login.

ACOP conducts its very popular face-to-face CPD seminars throughout metropolitan and regional New South Wales.  CPD courses are conducted in the following locations throughout NSW:

Albury
Ballina
Bankstown
Batemans Bay
Bathurst
Byron Bay
Campbelltown
Castle Hill
Coffs Harbour
Dee Why
Dubbo
Gosford
Goulburn
Grafton
Gunnedah
Liverpool
Moree
Mudgee
Newcastle
Orange
Parramatta
Penrith
Port Macquarie
Raymond Terrace
Sydney CBD
Tamworth
Taree
Tweed Heads
Wagga Wagga
Wollongong

If you are struggling with your CPD course or wish to clarify any issues, you can contact us during business hours and we will arrange for you to speak with a trainer as soon as practicable. We also encourage you to email your queries to us at enquiries@acop.edu.au prior to our trainer’s call so that we can organise the most appropriate trainer to contact you.

At the conclusion of the training course and the successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion, which will meet the NSW Fair Trading requirements for compulsory CPD training for Class 1 and Class 2 licences.

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