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Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent
ANZSCO Code: 612114 / Group D

A Real Estate Agent coordinates the activities of Real Estate Representatives in selling and leasing real estate, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

Occupation description

A Real Estate Agent coordinates the activities of Real Estate Representatives in selling and leasing real estate, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Property Manager
  • Body Corporate Manager
  • Business Broker

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or are not at the required skill level.

Real Estate Agent is a VETASSESS Group D occupation

This occupation requires a qualification assessed  as comparable to the educational level of an  Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)  Certificate IV or higher.

Applicants must have fulfilled at least one of the following four criteria (1–4):

Group D

* Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels:  

  • AQF Diploma  
  • AQF Advanced Diploma   
  • AQF Associate Degree or 
  •  AQF Graduate Diploma

** Highly relevant paid employment duration  (20 hours or more per week) 

1-3 minimum years of employment highly relevant to the nominated   occupation, completed at an appropriate skill level in the five years   before the date of application for a Skills Assessment. 

4 minimum 4 years of relevant employment required – three years of   relevant employment (can be outside the last 5-year period) in addition   to at least one year of highly relevant employment within the last   five years before applying.

*If employment is prior to the completion of the qualification at the required level, an applicant must have at least one year of highly relevant employment  at an appropriate skill level within the last five years.  The remaining three years of pre-qualifying period  may be within the last ten years. 

A positive assessment of both qualification level and employment duration is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Certificate IV or higher qualification*

Highly relevant major fields of study include Real Estate and Property.

*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level..


Highly relevant tasks include:

  • accepting and listing properties and businesses for sale and lease, conducting inspections, and advising buyers on the merits of properties and businesses and the terms of sale or lease.
  • advising vendors of sales and marketing options such as sale by auction and open house inspections.
  • cataloguing and detailing land, buildings and businesses for sale or lease and arranging advertising.
  • assessing buyers’ needs and locating properties and businesses for their consideration.
  • offering valuations and advice for buying and selling properties and businesses, and structuring the terms of settlement.

Employment information

Real Estate Agents in Australia need to hold a Real Estate Agent’s licence. Applicants applying under this occupation with Australian employment may therefore be asked to provide details of their licence.

Real Estate Agents may work for an agency or operate their own real estate business.

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