23 April 2020
You probably recall changes to the Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 which came into effect on 1 January 2020. This means if you’re a real estate agent, business agent, sales representative or property manager, you are now required to meet your annual compulsory professional development (CPD) requirements every calendar year or face potential enforcement action.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, registered training organisations (RTOs) which deliver the CPD training packages have advised Consumer Protection that they are being inundated with enquiries from industry about completing the mandatory component online. Consumer Protection has moved to find alternative delivery options for the mandatory component of the CPD training, in order to assist industry in meeting their CPD requirements.
Currently only a remote participant who is unable to attend a mandatory CPD seminar in person is eligible to receive the distance learning package. In light of the current situation, the Commissioner for Consumer Protection has permitted all RTOs to provide the mandatory component of the CPD training to all participants online or via webinar. This should assist you to meet your CPD requirements.
Contact the training provider for your region
to enquire if they are able to provide this service.