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Transition to the new CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice
With the implementation of the NSW Property Services Reforms on 23 March 2020, if an agent is seeking a Class 1 or Class 2 real estate licence without restrictions, one of the criteria is that the applicant holds the new CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice qualification.
Please be aware that it is not essential for an agent to have an unrestricted licence in order to operate within the property industry in New South Wales. In addition, this process is most relevant for the category of licence relating to Real Estate Agents, not for Stock & Station or Strata Managing Agents. For example, if you held a real estate licence prior to the commencement of the Reforms in March 2020, you transitioned to a restricted Class 2 real estate agent. This restriction means that you will have the authority to practice in the areas of ‘sales and property management’ only. You will not be able sell businesses. If you wish to also sell businesses, you will require an ‘unrestricted licence’.
The assessment process that ACOP is offering will provide you with the new qualification that is required to gain an unrestricted licence.
The assessment process that ACOP is now offering, is not a course as such – it is an assessment process. You will either:
- undertake an online assessment consisting of approximately 80 questions
- provide evidence to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Any agent who gained their real estate licence since June 2009 will hold the Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate). It should be noted that this qualification is NOT equivalent to the new CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (the new qualification required for licensing). Any qualification gained prior to June 2009 and used to obtain a property licence in the past, is also NOT equivalent to the new CPP41419 qualification.
As such, a process to upgrade and recognise your current experience and other learning has been developed by ACOP in order to assist you to gain the new qualification.
If you wish to transition your old qualification through to the new CPP41419 qualification, this can be done by either:
- Completing a bridging assessment (this is an online assessment to be completed through the ACOP student portal). You will also need to provide a copy of your transcript from your initial licensing qualification (not required if you completed your training with ACOP)
- Providing evidence so that you can be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)
- If you are looking for RPL and/or RCC, you can have a supervisor (Licensee-In-Charge) or a solicitor or accountant who has an extensive knowledge of your work practices complete the questionnaire attesting to your skills, knowledge and competence in the industry.
- If you have completed any additional training or qualifications, you can submit transcripts of this training for consideration by ACOP for RPL/RCC.
- As the ACOP Evidence Questionnaire does not cover every aspect of the skills, knowledge and competence included in the new CPP41419 qualification – and is only the identification of the bridging issues between the old qualification and the new qualification, ACOP requires that you also submit a copy of the transcript that you received when you completed your initial training to gain your licence and also submit a brief resume detailing your professional and training history.
In summary, what ACOP requires you to submit in order for ACOP to consider RPL/RCC for the new CPP41419 qualification is:
- Completed Evidence Questionnaire that covers a minimum of two (2) years of experience of working in the real estate industry
- Brief resume detailing your professional and educational history
- Copy of any transcript from your initial licensing qualification (not required if you completed your training with ACOP)
- Copy of any transcripts for additional training that you have completed since gaining your real estate and/or stock & station agent’s licence
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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.
The total enrolment fee or RPL fee for this transition assessment is $990.
This transition assessment is only offered online.
You will be provided with a username and password to access your course through our online Student Portal system.
It is important to ensure that you store your login details safely as you can log in and out of your portal at any time.
Please note that although our online training portal is compatible with mobile phones, some of the assessment activities relating to the completion of forms can only be accessed through the Adobe Reader Program, which means that you will be required to complete these aspects of your training using a computer, laptop or tablet.
You will be given 2 months to complete this transition assessment.
All students must be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning and Recognition of Current Competency (RPL/RCC) prior to undertaking the transition assessment.
At a minimum, you will need to provide a copy of your transcript from your initial licensing qualification (not required if you completed your training with ACOP).
If you are struggling with your transition assessment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to our trainer’s call so that we can organise the most appropriate trainer to contact you.
It is not essential for an agent to have an unrestricted licence in order to operate within the property industry in New South Wales, however, this process is most relevant for the category of licence relating to real estate agents, not for Stock & Station or Strata Managing Agents.
For example, if you are currently a restricted Class 2 real estate agent, the restriction means that you will have the authority to practice in the areas of ‘sales’ and ‘property management’ only. You will not be able sell businesses. If you wish to also sell businesses, you will require an ‘unrestricted licence’.
By completing this transition process, you will be issued with a CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. This will allow you to lodge an application with NSW Fair Trading to gain an unrestricted licence.
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