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What will you learn when studying for your initial real estate qualification?

If you're considering a career in real estate in Victoria, obtaining a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (colloquially known as the Agent Representative course) is an essential first step. This certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a real estate professional. Here are some of the key topics covered in the course:

Selling property

As a real estate agent, you'll need strong sales and marketing skills to succeed. An agent's representative certificate course will teach you how to list a property for sale, negotiate deals, and communicate with clients.

Property Management

Property management - managing investment properties for rent - is a rewarding aspect of real estate. You'll learn about the legal requirements of managing properties, including how to handle rent and bond payments, property inspections, and maintenance issues.

Legal and Ethical Requirements

Real estate transactions involve significant amounts of money and agents must adhere to high ethical standards and legal requirements. The course will cover topics such as contract law, consumer protection, and ethical business practices.

Industry Regulations

The real estate industry in Victoria is subject to strict regulations and standards. Throughout the course, you'll learn about these regulations and how to comply with them to protect your clients' interests.


Starting a career in real estate can be an excellent choice for those who are motivated, ambitious, and passionate about helping others. A career in real estate can offer flexibility, earning potential, and the satisfaction of helping people achieve their property dreams. By obtaining Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice, you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this dynamic and exciting industry.

If you're considering a career in real estate in Victoria, the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice offered by Barry Plant Real Estate Training is the first step. We’ll deliver the legally required qualifications using experienced trainers, flexible options and ongoing support. You'll have everything you need to succeed in this exciting and rewarding industry.

Interested to learn more?

Request a copy of our Course Guide via our Course Information page.


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