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A salesperson is someone who is employed or engaged by or on behalf of a dealer to buy or sell motor vehicles. A salesperson's licence is needed if you: Buy or sell vehicles. Complete sales contract documentation. Take a customer for a demonstration drive. You will not require a salesperson's...
Vehicle sellers
A yard manager is someone employed or engaged by a dealer to manage or supervise the dealer's business of buying and/or selling vehicles. What you need to do to get a licence To obtain a motor vehicle yard manager licence you must: Complete the application form ; Pay the appropriate fee ; Prove...
Vehicle sellers
Participants operating outside of the State, or in its remote and regional areas, will be given adequate opportunities to obtain their CPD points. Remote (regional WA) participants A remote participant is any participant whose principal place of business falls outside a 100km radius of: Perth,...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Consumer Protection will only grant you an exemption in extenuating circumstances. Consumer Protection may exempt you from having to complete part or all of your CPD activities. Where you are granted a partial exemption, your CPD points required will be reduced proportionately. For instance, if...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Mandatory activities Each year, participants must obtain ten CPD points. Consumer Protection will review the needs of the industry annually. Mandatory activities are paid for by Consumer Protection*. Participants are required to attend mandatory activities each year that are relevant to their...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Laws that apply to debt collectors Fair Trading Act 2010 This Act is based on the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Commonwealth) and mirrors its misconduct prohibitions. Unauthorised Documents Act 1961 This Act bans the design of collection letters of demand so that they resemble court documents...
Debt collector restrictions and conduct
The Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964 sets out the licensing requirements for debt collectors operating in Western Australia and their duty to handle trust funds responsibly. Who needs a licence? Anyone who carries on the business of, exercises the functions of or in any way holds themselves out...
Becoming a debt collector
Services must achieve the consumer’s stated purpose You guarantee your services will be reasonably fit for any purpose specified by the consumer and that any products resulting from the services are also fit for that purpose. Example: A consumer asks a carpenter to build a carport to cover his 4WD...
Guarantees and warranties
The compulsory professional development (CPD) program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism of those working in the settlement industry. The aim of the program is to increase Consumer Protection and promote consumer confidence in the settlement industry. The CPD program...
Settlement agents and conveyancers
The Settlement Agents Act 1981 (the Act) imposes serious obligations on the settlement industry and the way it operates. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting offending licence holders before a court or initiating disciplinary...
Settlement agents and conveyancers

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$33,000 in fines for fake testimonials - 27 November 2013 The Department’s recent action against a motor vehicle repair company for publishing fake online testimonials is a timely reminder of the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
Release of fee deregulation position paper for consultation - 14 May 2014 The Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Anne Driscoll, has released a position paper proposing that government regulation...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate sales representatives. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate sales representatives. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you answer the...
Consumer Protection
Training material
05 Oct 2016
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
04 Jun 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate agents, business brokers and property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy...
Consumer Protection
Training material
02 Jun 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate agents, business brokers and property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you answer the...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you answer the...
Consumer Protection
Training material
04 Jun 2015

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A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and both he and his agency have been fined for employing an unregistered sales representative. On 27 February 2015, Kirsten Leigh Hopla was fined a total of $3,200 and ordered to pay costs of $948 by the Perth Magistrates Court for carrying out the functions of a real estate sales representative without a certificate of registration. Magistrate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Mar 2015
A motor vehicle repairer was reprimanded and fined $750 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on 2 February 2015 for failing to comply with a condition placed on his certificate. Mark Paul Ravlich of Swan View failed to provide a National Police Certificate in accordance with the condition on his repairer’s certificate issued under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. The SAT ordered him to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Feb 2015
An unlicensed motor vehicle repairer has been fined $5,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court. Mark Anthony O’Malley , trading as Ace Auto Air Electrical & Mechanical of Padbury, was also ordered to pay costs of $850 when convicted in his absence on 2 January 2015. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr O’Malley had advertised his services for motor vehicle repair work on...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jan 2015
A Rockingham real estate agency and one of its sales representatives have been fined $500 each by the Rockingham Magistrates Court after the sales representative worked without a current certificate of registration. Sand Dollar WA Pty Ltd , trading as Harcourts Rockingham , had employed the sales representative who continued to work for 22 months after their certificate of registration expired in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2014
A Gosnells real estate agency has been fined a total of $2,500 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for employing and paying commissions to an unregistered sales representative. Attree Pty Ltd , trading as Attree Real Estate, employed a sales representative who had received commission payments between August 2012 and May 2013 while that employee’s registration as a sales representative was not...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2014
A Duncraig man has been fined $2,500 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 31 October 2014 for selling cars without a licence. Robert John Broadway had bought numerous vehicles from auction houses and privately between August 2012 and May 2014 and then sold them on Gumtree without having a dealer’s licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Broadway was ordered to pay costs of $779...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Nov 2014
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer and repairer has been fined a total of $12,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for operating a business without the proper licences. Terrence John Tanner of Kelmscott had bought and sold numerous vehicles between July 2012 and July 2014 without having a dealer’s licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was fined $10,000 for this offence on 23...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Oct 2014
Consumer Protection is warning WA drivers not to respond to a scam email inviting them to renew their licence via PayPal. The Department of Transport has received reports of their customers receiving a fake email purportedly from PayPal asking recipients to renew their drivers licence by following a link provided in the email itself. Customers are then asked to provide their name, address, mother...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2014
A settlement agent has been cautioned by the State Administrative Tribunal over the misuse of his trust account. Sydney James Chesson , trading as Master Settlements of St Georges Terrace Perth, had used his trust account for transactions which were not for the purpose of a settlement, a breach of the Settlement Agents Act. In issuing a caution on 30 September 2014 rather than imposing a fine,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014

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