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A property certificate of registration lets you work as an assistant agent in: 

  • real estate
  • strata management or
  • stock and station.

This is the starting point to becoming an agent in the real estate and property industry. 

If you already hold a licence in another state or jurisdiction, you may be eligible to apply under mutual recognition provisions. 

You can submit and pay for your application online.


To be eligible for a property certificate of registration, you need to: 

  • be aged 16 years or over 
  • have completed: 
    •  5 core units from CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (real estate and stock and station agents), or  
    • 7 core units from CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management (strata managing agents).  

What you need

  • personal and business details 
  • 2 forms of identification such as: 
    • Australian driver licence 
    • Medicare card 
    • Australian passport 
    • Australian birth certificate 
    • Australian citizenship certificate (issued within the last 10 years) 
    • Australian certificate registration by descent 
    • ImmiCard
    • Indigenous Community Card 
    • Proof-of-Age card 
    • Shooting/Firearms Licence 
    • Working with children/Vulnerable card 
    • Police Force Officer ID 
    • Australian travel visa  
  • evidence of your qualifications 
  • the details of your previous licence or certificate of registration (if applicable) 
  • your payment.

How to apply

  1. Gather the required documentation. 
  2. Select the 'Apply online' button
  3. Follow the prompts to complete your application.

More information

A certificate of registration is only issued for 4 years and cannot be renewed. During this time, you’ll need to: 

  • apply for an individual property licence to continue working in the real estate and property industry 
  • continue professional development, including: 
    • at least 3 units per year from Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (real estate and stock and station) 
    • at least 3 units from Certificate IV in Strata Community Management (strata management). 

Payment methods

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