National Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) (Level 5)

Qualification code ND1731

If you want to become a licensed agent of your own real estate agency or get fully qualified in real estate, the National Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) is the right qualification for you. This programme will build on your existing skills and experience in real estate and will enable you to apply for your real estate agent’s license with the Real Estate  Authority (REA) when you graduate (if you have worked for 3 of the previous ten years in a New Zealand real estate agency with a salesperson’s licence).

  • Level 5  
    Credits 170 
  • Workload

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

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $5,100 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 know about:

  • the real estate industry in New Zealand and how it works
  • the lawful structure of real estate entities
  • land ownership, transfer of ownership, titles and
    council zoning
  • 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
  • the financial and accounting systems of a real estate office
  • trust accounts in real estate firms
  • the principles of ethics applying to real estate practice
  • payroll and related financial administration records.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career as a licensed agent of a Real Estate agency. 

Study Pathway

Once you have completed the ND1731 Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) (Level 5) you may be interested in further study at degree level in a business or property-related discipline.

Real estate licence

Please note that this qualification will only enable you to apply for a real estate agent’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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