New Zealand Certificate in Real Estate (Level 5) [Version 2]


This programme is delivered fully online. Watch our video to see what online study with Open Polytechnic is like.

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4), or  
  • the New Zealand Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4) , or 
  • have a current, or suspended (within the last three years), Salesperson Licence. 


Domestic learners 

If English or Māori is the not the applicant’s first language, candidates will need an IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent. 

International learners: 

International applicants must provide evidence that they have the necessary English language proficiency required for the programme as demonstrated by an IELTS score of 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band lower than 5.0 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules and on our website.  

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International students and domestic students living overseas 

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you live in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit. You can also study this programme if you’re a New Zealand citizen living overseas. 

Maximum programme completion time  

To be awarded the qualification it must be completed in no more than 2 years of first enrolment unless there are exceptional circumstances.  

Computer and internet requirements 

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

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