National Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager) (Level 5)

Qualification code NC128801

The best way to advance your real estate career is with a National Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager). This qualification will allow you to carry out agency work on behalf of an agent and supervise real estate salespersons. The programme covers management, financial transactions, legal aspects, the requirements for properly supervising and managing a real estate business, and more. 

  • Level 5  
    Credits 103 
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $3,224 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.


What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • plan real estate projects
  • implement the marketing function in real estate firms
  • manage staff, contractors and their performance
  • manage contracts of agency, including the preparation and discharge of real estate contracts
  • manage trust accounts
  • conduct internal checks and audits
  • explain leasing, legal and financial matters to clients, and provide them with advice on resource management
  • understand what legal matters may affect
    real estate licensees
  • prepare agency agreements and appraisals of commercial and industrial sites.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career as a branch manager in a real estate agency. It will also enable you to apply for your branch manager’s licence if you have worked for 3 of the previous ten years in a real estate agency with a salesperson’s licence.

Real estate licence

Please note that this qualification will only enable you to apply for a real estate branch manager’s licence in New Zealand as the course content has been designed specifically for the New Zealand real estate industry.

Key dates

Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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