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Information for sales representatives

The Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 requires people wanting to work in Western Australia as a real estate and business sales representative must be registered with Consumer Protection. A sales representative must work under the supervision of a licensed real estate and business agent.

To be registered, a person must hold the required educational qualifications and be of good character and repute.

If you are considering a career as a sales representative, the following article may be useful: A Career as a Sales Representative.

Information about Consumer Protection’s registration system is available through the licensing and registration fact sheet.  

Registration requirements

To be registered as a real estate and business sales representative you must:

  1. be at least 18 years old;
  2. be a person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a certificate of registration (see below);
  3. understand fully the duties and obligations imposed by the Act on persons involved in negotiating real estate transactions and business transactions.

Character and repute

In order to satisfy Consumer Protection that he or she is a person of good character and repute the applicant must provide an original National Police Certificate issued no more than three months prior to the date of lodging the application.

Contained within the application form is also a statutory declaration which requests applicants to disclose previous convictions, pending proceedings, bankruptcy, reprimands and fines among other things. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the character questions in the application form, you must provide further details and three written references no more than one month old to attest to your good character, reputation and fitness to be sales representative.  The Commissioner may request that an applicant attend an interview to determine whether he or she satisfies the requirements of the Act.

Qualification Requirements

The prescribed qualification to become registered as a sales representative is the successful completion of one of the following offerings from a registered training provider:

Training

Modules

Each of the following modules from the CPP07 Property Services Training Package:

  1. CPPDSM4003A — Appraise property; 
  2. CPPDSM4007A—Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work; 
  3. CPPDSM4008A — Identify legal and ethical requirements of property sales to complete agency work; 
  4. CPPDSM4012A — List property for sale; 
  5. CPPDSM4014A — Market property for sale; 
  6. CPPDSM4022A — Sell and finalise the sale of property by private treaty; 
  7. CPPDSM4080A — Work in the real estate industry.

If the registration is restricted to property management only, then each of the following modules from the CPP07 Property Services Training Package: 

  1. CPPDSM4007A—Identify legal and ethical requirements of property management to complete agency work;
  2. CPPDSM4010A — Lease property;
  3. CPPDSM4011A — List property for lease;
  4. CPPDSM4013A — Market property for lease; 
  5. CPPDSM4016A — Monitor and manage lease/tenancy agreements; 
  6. CPPDSM4080A — Work in the real estate industry.

Registered training providers

  • TAFE- Sales Representatives Registration Course  
  • REIWA - Sales Representatives Registration Course 
  • Curtin University of Technology - Both: Real Estate Business 305 and Property Management 330 modules

Other registered training organisations (RTOs) may provide the CPP07 Property Services Training Package. To check if a training provider is a registered training organisation, please visit the National Vocational Education and Training Register.

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