There are a number of real estate training providers in South Africa, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.
Whether you’re an intern estate agent or a full status agent there are many providers offering real estate training courses to help you get to where you want to go.
Here is a list of some of the best providers in the country:
What are the best Real Estate training providers?
1. Prop Academy
Prop Academy offers online real estate training courses and real estate accreditation for property practitioners.
They offer flexible and innovative online learning programs that enable students to study towards meeting the legislated requirements for agents, anywhere, anytime, and at their own pace.
- 7 Intern Logbook Courses
- 10 NQF Courses
- 1 Exemption NQF 4 and 5 Course
- 2 PDE Courses (Level 4 and Level 5 Real Estate Courses)
- 27 CPD Courses
- 15 Skill Enhancing Courses
Courses start from as little as R300
iSiKolo is a fully Services SETA accredited real estate training provider which offers Intern Estate Agents practical advice on completing the full programme course whilst working, specifically with regards to time management.
The provider offers in-classroom and online training.
- NQF 4 Courses
- NQF5 Programs
- PDE4 Prep Workshops
- EAAB Logbook Course
- CPD Workshops
No pricing information is provided on their website
3. Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa
The IEASA is a membership organisation which was established in 1937 and represents the interests of professional agents countrywide.
The Institute assists its members via its regional centres around SA, and provides top-class training sessions.
All courses are offered online.
- PDE4 Exam Preparation Sessions
- PDE5 Exam Preparation Sessions
- Intern Agent Logbook Preparation Sessions
- FETC NQF 4 Course in Real Estate
Courses start from as little as R750
CPMD is a real estate training provider that has been operational since 1984, and offers real estate courses accredited by the Services SETA, Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), as well as other regulatory bodies.
Courses are offered online.
- FET Certificate: Real Estate (NQF4)
- PDE (Exam Prep) Real Estate (NQF4)
- Logbook Training: Real Estate (NQF4)
- RPL – National Certificate: Real Estate (NQF5) (offered on demand)
- Professional Property Development (PPD)
- Principles of Property & Facilities Management (PFM)
- Commercial Property Practice (CPP)
Starting from R6000
5. Van Deventer and Van Deventer Attorneys
Van Deventer and Van Deventer Attorneys is a practicing law firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
With its roots in conveyancing and notary services, the firm also offers training to property practitioners.
- NQF Level 4 Real Estate Agents
- Real Estate Internship Logbook
- Professional Designation Examination (PDE 4)
- Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)
No pricing information is provided on their website
6. Itakane Training Academy
Itakane Training Academy offers intern estate agents and established practitioners fully accredited training via contact and virtual learning with the necessary aftercare support.
- NQF L4 RPL
- NQF L5 RPL
- NQF Level 4
- EAAB Logbook workshops
- Literacy & Numeracy Courses
Starting from R350
7. Der Walt Academy
Der Walt Academy focuses specifically on intern real estate agents, assisting them with their induction and logbook completions.
- Real Estate Induction Course
- Logbook Training Course
Starting from R2000
How to choose a Real Estate training provider
A career in the real estate sector is a highly rewarding path, and becoming a fully qualified property practitioner requires getting over all the barriers to entry. This is why choosing the right provider is vital to achieving your real estate qualification.
With many providers offering similar accreditations, how do you choose which one to help you in your property career?
Make sure your provider is accredited with the relevant organisations: The Estate Agents Affairs Board (now the PPRA)
The Covid pandemic has enabled many rookie and full status property practitioners to attend online training courses.
Does the one you’re interested in offer both class-room training and online learning?
Just like the cheapest courses are not an indication of poor quality material, the priciest one is not always the best course. The key is to research and find the most affordable real estate courses based on your needs.
Possibly the best yardstick you can use when choosing a training provider is to ask your property colleagues which they recommend. Cross reference with the providers’ online reviews on Google or Hello Peter.
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What is an NQF level 4 qualification real estate?
An NQF level 4 qualification in real estate is a National Qualifications Framework level 4 qualification.
This is a South African national qualifications system which specifies the requirements for educational qualifications.
In order to obtain an NQF level 4 qualification, one must complete a certain number of credits at that level. Credits can be earned through taking examinations, completing accredited courses, or receiving on-the-job training.
An NQF level 4 qualification is required in order to become a registered estate agent in South Africa. This qualification signifies that the holder has the necessary skills and knowledge to provide professional services to clients.
It also demonstrates that the holder is able to comply with the code of conduct and ethical standards set by the Estate Agency Affairs Board (now the PPRA).
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