National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code NC1543

The National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) is the entry level qualification to the real estate industry and meets the educational requirements needed to be licensed as a real estate salesperson.

New students

If you are new to Open Polytechnic and haven’t studied the National Certificate in Real Estate Salesperson before, please go to the new programme to enrol - NC154303 National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson)

Are you currently studying the National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson)?

If you began studying this programme with us before 13 May 2015, you can continue to re-enrol in your next course(s) below. You need to enrol in your last unit standard(s) by 30 September 2016; no enrolments will be accepted after that date. You won’t be disadvantaged by not studying the new version and your qualification will continue to be recognised by employers, NZQA and REAA.

Are you transferring from another tertiary provider?

If you have studied part of the National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) with another tertiary provider and would like to continue your studies with Open Polytechnic, please contact us before applying to enrol and we can help you with a study plan.

Any questions?

Please contact us, we’re here to help.

  • Level 4  
    Credits 47 
  • Workload

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

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $1,365 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2016 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

Once you have completed the qualification you will be able to describe:

  • The real estate industry in New Zealand and how it works
  • Land ownership, transfer of ownership, titles and council zoning
  • Inspection, appraisal, and sale and purchase agreements
  • How to facilitate the sale of real estate, including auction and tender methods
  • Property, contract and building law and the legal constraints of operating as a real estate salesperson
  • Misleading and deceiving conduct and misrepresentation
  • The Real Estate Agents Act 2008, including licensing and the code of professional conduct.

Support for study success

Our team of experienced, dedicated tutors are available for one-on-one, individualised support.  You can contact your tutor via telephone, email, and our online discussion forums.  

Free tutor-led online presentations

Our online presentations cover key topics to support your learning and can be watched from the comfort of your own home or office. You can hear from subject matter experts, get up-to-date industry information, and get extra help from tutors when you need it.

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.

See key enrolment dates

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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