Real Estate Courses

Looking for a job that provides flexible working hours, exciting challenges, and big financial rewards? Then you’ll be sold on the places a real estate course can take you.

The real estate market in Australia is predicted to continue to bounce back after the COVID-19 pandemic, with employment opportunities booming as more people look to get into the real estate investment game. 

The real estate industry

According to Job Outlook, employment opportunities are expected to rise by 7% by 2024, with a large majority of current workers in QLD and NSW and Victoria

Most people working real estate work full-time, however, the nature of a lot of the work in his industry allows for part-time work as well. The industry’s demographic is diverse, with people of all ages making up the current workforce and an even split between female and male employees. 

The average salary in a real estate profession is hard to define as most people in real estate work for commission. How much commission an agent gets per sale depends on a number of variables such as:

  • If they run their own real estate business
  • If they work for an agency
  • Which suburbs they work within
  • What they’ve negotiated with their client, per sale

 An agent’s commission can sit anywhere from 1%-5% in Australia, with the average usually sitting around 2.3%. More experienced senior agents are usually able to negotiate higher. 

Career outcomes in the real estate industry

A career in real estate will see you develop valuable skills to help you with a wide range of tasks such as, facilitating the sale of property and managing leases to being an auctioneer or an owner of a successful real estate agency. Career opportunities in real estate include:

  • Real estate sales agent
  • Property developer or advisor
  • Real estate salesperson
  • Property valuer
  • Real estate agency owner or manager
  • Property manager
  • Body corporate manager
  • Auctioneer
  • Buyer’s agent

Learn more about how to become a real estate agent.

Types of real estate courses

There are a range of training courses conducted by registered training organisations (RTOs) available to you – whether you’re looking to enter the industry for the first time or looking for continuing professional development opportunities. With an even distribution of current workers holding qualifications from a Certificate III through to a Bachelor Degree, there’s no wrong choice! 

Certificate III

Gaining a Certificate III in Property Services will provide you with the skills to work in an entry-level real estate supporting role. This course will give you the knowledge to confidently maintain client relationships and conduct property inspections, as well as, assist with marketing and listing properties. It is a nationally recognised online TAFE course with no prerequisites required and would on average take a year to gain the qualifications.

Certificate IV

A Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) will see you become a fully qualified real estate agent or property developer in the residential, commercial or industrial sector. You will gain knowledge in the areas of property management and leasing, marketing and sales techniques as well as agency administration. This is a nationally recognised TAFE course with no entry requirements. This is an online course and generally takes a year to complete.


A Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management) provides you with the qualifications to sell and manage property or run a real estate agency. Studying an average of 17.5 hours a week, it will take a year to complete this course via online learning. To undertake this course you will be required to have industry experience and a Certificate IV qualification.


Gaining a Bachelor Degree in Property and Real Estate gives you the ability to specialise in any facet of the property market within the residential, commercial and industrial sector. With this qualification you can be employed as a marketing officer, real estate salesperson, property developer or management consultant. The bachelor education aims to prepare graduates for a career in the global property and real estate industries. Those with relevant experience or previous Diploma can gain extra credit, however, typically the course is 3 years full-time and is delivered online.

Is real estate right for you?

You can choose from a range of leading TAFEs and colleges, studying online or in class, full time or at your own pace. And you don’t need existing qualifications to start a real estate course either.

Real estate training gives you the skills, market knowledge and qualifications to make a great living in the residential or commercial property world – as part of an agency team, or in your own business.

These top ranked traineeships can help you gain real estate practice, a certificate of registration, and will ensure you’re eligible for your real estate licence

Enrol in a course today to jumpstart your real estate career!

Back To Courses