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.