Sales representatives - real estate

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

Registration requirements

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

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a certificate of registration (see below);
  • 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 the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner) that you are a person of good character and repute you must provide a Australian police check 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 that you, among other things, disclose previous convictions, pending proceedings, reprimands and fines. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the character questions in the application form, further information must be provided regarding the circumstances surround the matter.  Where necessary, the Commissioner for Consumer Protection may request that an applicant attend an interview to determine whether he or she satisfies the requirements of the Act.

Qualification Requirements

The qualifications required to be eligible for registration as a sales representative are prescribed under regulation 6A of the Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 as successful completion of the Sales Representative Registration Course, a degree conferred by certain Western Australian Universities or the modules listed below from the CPP07 National Training Package delivered by a Registered Training Organisation.

Sales Representative Registration Course or prescribed University qualification

Please refer to regulation 6A of the Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 for the prescribed course providers.

OR

Modules of the CPP07 National Training Package

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.
A registration restricted to property management transactions only:
  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.

To check if a training provider is approved to deliver the CPP07 National Training Package, please visit the National Vocational Education and Training Register. (Please note: this link directs you to search results for currently registered training organisations that operate in Western Australia and are approved to deliver the CPP07 National Training Package). 

To locate organisations approved to deliver the CPP07 National Training Package that operate outside of Western Australia you can search the National Vocational Education and Training Register at www.training.gov.au/search 

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