Door­way to real es­tate

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LEARNING - Janita Singh

IF YOU’RE look­ing to start a ca­reer in real es­tate, this course could help you get a foot in the door.

The Open Col­lege’s Cer­tifi­cate IV in Prop­erty Ser­vices (Real Es­tate) can give grad­u­ates the chance to ap­ply for a li­cence through Fair Trad­ing and op­er­ate their own of­fice.

The course cov­ers manag­ing a real es­tate agency to pre­par­ing re­ports and prop­erty man­age­ment. Prop­erty law is also stud­ied.

The course can lead to a range of jobs in­clud­ing prop­erty man­ager, prop­erty of­fi­cer, real es­tate sales agent or as­sis­tant.

Buy­ing and sell­ing prop­erty is of­ten an emo­tional time and the course fea­tures role-play­ing ex­er­cises cov­er­ing top­ics from tri­bunal rental mat­ters to han­dling client con­flict. Stu­dents at­tend pub­lic auc­tions and com­plete as­sign­ments.

To work in this in­dus­try you should have a cur­rent driver’s li­cence and be pre­pared to work week­ends. De­tails: open­col­leges.edu.au

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