Real Estate Training FAQ’s

Everything you want to know about our Liveability Real Estate training course

How long is the course?

One full day training (8.30- 4.30pm) followed by 6 short online assessment exercises and 2 case studies to be completed over a 4 week period.
Total commitment –10 hours

How much does the course cost?

Price per agent: $635* inc GST
Volume discounts are available.

How do I pay for training? Can I pay on the day?

Payment must be made prior to the training session though our booking portal (see next question)

How do I book a training session??

Click here to book 

Where will the training be held?

Training is available nationally in capital cities and, on request, regional areas
Click here to book our national training sessions

Are training sessions subject to any maximum or minimum enrollment numbers?

Minimum 15 and we recommend no more than 80 per session. There are volume discounts available, see below.

What do I receive as part of the training?

During the face-to-face training sessions you receive the following:

  • Attendance record
  • CPD registration form (NSW AND ACT only)
  • Sample of marketing drop card
  • Climate zone map and “secrets of a comfortable house’
  • Brochure about WERS rated windows
  • ICANZ 5 point insulation inspection guide

After you complete your assessment on the day you will also receive the LRES Manual and a copy of the Liveability Appraisal Checklist which you will need for the online training tasks which follow. These publications are useful to refer to as you step out into the marketplace with this new specialisation.

Are there any assessments?

Yes, there is a multiple choice assessment at the end of the full day of face-to-face training. After the full day training you enter into a 4-week probation period. During this period there are additional assessments: 6 short video reviews and 2 practical assessments (virtual liveability appraisals of your own home and a case study property in your area).

What happens if I don’t pass the assessments?

You are required to achieve a 75% pass mark in order to graduate. You are given additional support throughout the learning journey to ensure you are competent and feel confident with your new specialisation in the marketplace until you do pass. If you fail to complete assessments you are given extensions; if you still do not complete them then you do not graduate. You will still achieve the CPD points for the full day training but will not be a Liveability Real Estate Specialist.

Once I’m trained how do I become a member of the Centre for Liveability Real Estate and access the membership benefits?

From 2017 onwards the membership fee is included in the training fee and becomes active once you have successfully graduated.

If you were trained prior to 2017 then you will need to register as a member of the Centre for Liveability Real Estate and pay your first year membership fee. Please ensure you do this by February 29 2017.

How frequently do I have to update my skills?

Every 12 months. Occasionally there will be additional updates to complete if new legislation is released that you need to know about in a timely fashion.

What happens if I run late for training or I have to leave early?

It is a full day’s training and learning is accumulative throughout the day so it is important that you attend the whole course. We will only accept late arrivals in the first half-hour as any later is disruptive to the whole group. Please organise school or daycare pick-ups as we finish (promptly) at 4.30 pm.

Is there any parking?

Not always, this is dependent on the venue. We will let you know if parking is available.

What happens if I move to another real estate agency?

You need to update your Centre for Liveability Real Estate website profile with your new contact details. Your LRES icon will then be placed on your new online profile.

How can I change my contact details in your records?

Email the membership manager [email protected]