Stock & station course

Stock and station agent course

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Course for the stock and station agent in NSW

If you love country life and want to sell real estate, livestock and chattels on behalf of farmers and graziers, then the stock and station agent course is for you.

You can obtain this qualification in one of the following two ways:

  • Enrol in the Dual Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (CPP41419) (Stock and Station).
  • If you already have a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (CPP41419), or equivalent, enrol to complete the five units in the stock and station elective unit cluster.

Both these pathways qualify you to apply for a Stock and Station Agent’s Licence from NSW Fair Trading.
With a stock and station agent course you can appraise, auction and sell:

  • parcels of rural land in excess of 20 hectares
  • livestock such as cows, sheep, pigs, horses and goats (but not poultry)
  • chattels, which are usually defined as personal property that can be moved.

If you’d like to complete a Dual Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (Stock and Station) please contact us to find out more.

Pricing

$495Fixed
  • Online course
  • After hours support
  • No due dates
  • Study at home at your own pace
The average time taken to complete all the units, including the assessments, is two weeks. However, the total time taken to finish the required units will vary from student to student. Depending on any external commitments or background knowledge, you might find it takes a little bit longer.

Successful completion of the 15 units of competency in the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (CPP41419), or equivalent, are the only prerequisites to the Stock and Station Agent’s Licence course.

If you’re just beginning your career in the stock and station industry, you can complete the Dual Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (Stock and Station), which includes the five units in the stock and station elective unit cluster. If you’d like to discuss the completion of the dual certificate, please contact us.

Other than study-based requirements, state law requires that all applicants for the licence be:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Fit to hold a licence of this nature
  • Have paid the correct amount to the Property Services Compensation Fund
  • Working within NSW, or within 50km of the state border

The Stock and Station Agent’s course is composed of the following five units of study:

Cluster 1 Legislation and compliance:

  • CPPREP5311 Develop and maintain rural property market knowledge and intelligence
  • CPPREP4301 Confirm and market livestock for sale
  • CPPREP4302 Prepare livestock for sale
  • CPPREP4303 Establish vendor and buyer relationships in livestock sale
  • CPPREP4304 Complete the sales process – livestock

Once you’ve completed the five units in the stock and station elective unit cluster of the Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice, you’re eligible to apply for your Stock and Station Agent’s Licence from NSW Fair Trading.

After you’re registered as a Stock and Station Agent you can appraise, auction and sell rural parcels of land up to, and in excess of, 20 hectares, as well as livestock and chattels. This qualification enables you to expand your business in the agricultural business.

It’s a requirement of NSW Fair Trading that any real estate agent who auctions and sells livestock, chattels or property in excess of 20 hectares holds a current Stock and Station Agent’s Licence.

To qualify for this licence from NSW Fair Trading, you must hold both a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice plus the five units in the stock and station elective unit cluster.

You can obtain this qualification by completing the Dual Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice that includes the five stock and station elective units, or, if you hold a current real estate licence you can complete the five stock and station elective units on their own.

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Before you enrol:

To complete an Entry Education course, you need reliable internet and access to a desktop or laptop computer. This is an online course, with access to an online portal that you can use to direct message your tutor whenever you need assistance.

With Entry Education, you can work through your course at your own pace. There’s no due dates, pressure or stress. The only deadline you need to meet is the course completion date.

Frequently asked questions

What does a stock and station agent do?

Stock and station agents provide timely and relevant advice to clients concerning the sale and purchase of rural property, livestock, crops and agricultural products and services. In some instances, the agent might even act on their behalf. The day-to-day life of a stock and station agent includes:

  • In-depth consultation with vendors to set reserve prices on products.
  • Asking for and potentially setting opening bids for auctions.
  • Accepting suitable bids from potential buyers and closing sales to the highest bidders on behalf of clients.
  • Assist in selling agricultural supplies, including grains, sprays, seed, feed, dips, drenches and veterinary products.
  • Appraisals and listing of property for upcoming auctions.
  • Act in line with state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Organising and distributing advertising, catalogues, and other publicity for auctions.
  • Purchase and sell necessary livestock and rural property on behalf of their clients.

Is the stock and station agent course all I need to complete?

No, completing the course will not automatically make you a stock and station agent. After completing the required units with Entry Education, you will then need to apply for a stock and station agent licence with Service NSW. There you will be able to use your qualifications achieved through Entry Education and other important business information to secure your licence and get trading!

Why do I need to complete the livestock training course?

It’s a requirement of NSW Fair Trading that any real estate agent who auctions and sells livestock, chattels or property in excess of 20 hectares holds a current Stock and Station Agent’s Licence.

To qualify for this licence from NSW Fair Trading, you must hold both a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice plus the five units in the stock and station elective unit cluster offered by Entry Education.

You can obtain this qualification by completing the Dual Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice that includes the five stock and station elective units, or, if you hold a current real estate licence, you can complete the five stock and station elective units on their own.

How is the stock and station course delivered?

All Entry Education courses are delivered online. If you are considering this course, make sure that you have access to a personal computer and a reliable internet connection to complete the course and all relevant assessments.

While studying online, Entry Education offers easy access to a helpful tutor should you require assistance – both in and out of office hours.

How long do I have to complete the stock station agent course?

There are no due dates within the course, and you can complete this course at your own pace. Many students balance coursework with work and other commitments. The sole deadline you must meet is the requirement to complete all tasks within a 24-month period.

What support does Entry Education provide?

As a student, you have ongoing unlimited support throughout your livestock training course. A direct message system in the Entry Education portal means you can seek support whenever you need it. This includes weekends and outside 9–5 office hours.

If your career is going places, this is your golden opportunity to get the essential training you need, and Entry Education will be with you every step of the way.

Who issues my certificate or statement of attainment?

Entry Education is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41529), and we issue students with their certificates, statements of attainment and transcripts of results following the completion of their stock and station agent course.

Students receive soft copies (PDFs) of their certificate within 48 hours of successfully completing the stock and station agent course. This certificate is accepted by the government and all agencies.

Is Entry Education accredited in NSW?

Yes, Entry Education is accredited in NSW as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41529). We are recognised by all relevant bodies issuing real estate and property management licensing across the country.

“The process was smooth and seamless. I got lots of help from all of the crew and I highly recommend anyone contemplating taking their business to the next level to talk to the guys from Entry Education”

Lucas Peressini

FPS – Real Estate