Auctioneer Accreditation – NSW & VIC

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Auctioneer Accreditation course – NSW & VIC

So you want to be a real estate auctioneer? Here’s everything you need to know.

Competing for a property through open bidding is one of the most effective ways to sell a residential or commercial property.

To be a successful real estate auctioneer, there are a few skills you need. One of them is speaking confidently in front of a large group of people. An entertainer mindset is also useful, as generating excitement and keeping potential buyers interested is essential. Reading body language is important too, as it ensures you understand the dynamic among bidders – as well as predicting their interest in the property.

However, a good real estate auctioneer needs other skills, and these are best learned through study. If you live in NSW, the government requirement is completion of the Auctioneer Accreditation course.

The auctioneer course is composed of three units of study taken from Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (CPP41419). To be eligible to enrol in this course in NSW, you must hold a Real Estate Licence, or have completed 15 units of the CPP41419 certificate course.

The three units cover the pre-auction process, conducting the sale by auction, and completing the post-auction process including properly executing the contract of sale.

During the course we focus on the practical components of running an auction including displaying a home for auction. The course also addresses the legal requirements of an auction from setting up on the day to closing the sale.

On completion of the course, you should have the knowledge and skills required to conduct an auction that both achieves a successful sale and meets legislative requirements. To help you achieve this, we run two mock auctions during the auctioneering course.


  • Online course
  • After hours support
  • No due dates
  • Study at home at your own pace

On average, our students say they complete the assessments within a week.

The three units that make up the Auctioneer Accreditation course are:

  • CPPREP4161 – Undertake pre-auction processes
  • CPPREP4162 – Conduct and complete sale by auction
  • CPPREP4163 – Complete post-auction process and contract execution
You’re always a step ahead if you’ve done formal study in the area of real estate you choose to work in. You can’t gain 100% of the expertise you need from experience alone.

In Victoria, there are no licensing requirements to work as an auctioneer, but completing the three units of study will expand your knowledge of the auction process, enable you to communicate better with your clients, and provide depth and scope to your role as an auctioneer. You’ll also gain clarity around the legal processes involved in selling by auction.

In NSW, completing the real estate auctioneer course will qualify you to be registered as an accredited auctioneer with NSW Fair Trading. It is against the law in NSW to conduct an auction without being a licensed agent accredited to act as an auctioneer. This accreditation will also equip you with the knowledge and skills you need, and enhance your reputation as an auctioneer.

In Victoria, your real estate auctioneer course will enhance your qualifications and reputation. It will provide you with greater knowledge of the auction process and enable you to conduct professional auctions with increased proficiency.

In NSW you can register as an accredited auctioneer with Fair Trading and work as a professional auctioneer in a real estate agency. Your competence as an auctioneer is grounded in your formal qualification.

Certificate holders note: Completing this course will satisfy your annual CPD requirements.

To be eligible to enrol in this course in NSW, you must hold a Real Estate Licence, or have completed 15 units of the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice CPP41419 certificate course. 

You must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) in order to receive a qualification.

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Before you enrol

You can enrol in the Auctioneer Accreditation course as soon as you’re ready. All you need to get started is reliable internet and access to a computer. The course is entirely online with high-level student support both within office hours and outside office hours – even weekends.

Our online student portal keeps you connected to your tutor and working through the three units of work at your own pace. We keep our admin processes simple and straightforward because we want to focus on providing the best learning experiences available.

Frequently asked questions

How is the course delivered?

Entry Education delivers all its courses online. This enables students to work at night and on weekends – whenever it’s most convenient for them. The online student portal has a messaging system that facilitates communication between students and their tutors, so it’s easy to get help if you need it.

How long do I have to complete this course?

Entry Education doesn’t pressure students to complete the different components of their courses. You can work through the course at your own rate. Your only deadline is your required completion date.

What does Entry Education provide?

We’re a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41529) and a leading real estate institute. We believe we provide the best real estate courses available in Victoria and NSW, and across the rest of Australia.

As a student, you’ll have unlimited support throughout your course. A direct message system in the student portal provides you with support whenever you need it, including outside office hours and on weekends.

Who issues my statement of attainment or transcript of results?

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41529), we issue students with their statements of attainment, certificates and transcripts of results.

Students receive PDF copies of their statement of attainment or transcript of results within 48 hours of completing their course. This documentation is accepted by the government and associated agencies. Hard copy versions can be printed and posted to you for a fee of $20.

Is Entry Education accredited in Victoria and NSW?

We certainly are! Entry Education is accredited and registered in every Australian state and territory to deliver real estate courses, including the Auctioneer Accreditation course.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41529) we’re recognised by relevant bodies that issue real estate licences across Australia.

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