Aspiring Victorian real estate agents will now have to go to greater lengths to gain the requisite qualifications to work in the property industry.
Following an extensive review by the Victoria State Government, increased education requirements must now be met by those seeking a role in real estate, as of yesterday.
The changes have been met with great pleasure by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), with President, Leah Calnan, saying that the changes will increase the level of skill and quality required to succeed in an already competitive industry.
“Lifting Real Estate training standards has been a long-term goal of the REIV. Having quality training drives up public confidence in our sector,” she said.
As the sector continues to evolve, so must the standards to ensure that Victorian real estate continues to attract committed and talented people/Real Estate Institue of Victoria President – Leah Calnan
As part of the tweaks made, the award of the Certificate IV will now be the minimum real estate qualification requirement.
REIV CEO, Gil King, said: “We applaud the State Government for taking action to lift training standards for Victorian real estate.”
We have worked very closely with the national and state government stakeholders to achieve this outcome and will continue to build on this foundation.Real Estate Institue of Victoria CEO – Gil King
The REIV will now roll out a new training package to ensure they deliver the highest level of training and to put in place the necessary building blocks for those pursuing a career in Victoria’s real estate marketplace.