Harcourts Academy First Training Centre in Australia Delivering New Course - 5 February 2009
Harcourts Academy is the first training organization in Australia to deliver the new sales registration course that takes into account newly introduced requirements.
The course was introduced toward the end of 2008, when Harcourts Academy students began the online learning component of the course, then returned early this year to attend interactive classroom studies. Each of the students successfully passed their final exams to attain the new seven units of competency as stipulated by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading.
"Our new programme structure and evidence of competency requirement will lift the standard and quality of people now entering the industry," Academy Trainer, Cherie Topfer, said
Graduate Ian Gibbs referred to the new course as a "launching platform" to the industry and found the programme so rewarding that he has already enrolled to achieve five more units, and intends to continue with his studies to achieve a full Certificate IV in Property.
According to Head of the Academy, Irene Green, the new training package has brought a very welcome focus on real estate law and ethics.
"People entering the industry are much better equipped to provide essential consumer protection."
"The world trend of an 'emerging real estate professional' is due to a discerning publics' demand for more highly skilled and knowledgeable consultants. By being the first to deliver the new agents course, Harcourts Academy has reached yet another major milestone and is very proud to remain at the leading edge of real estate training," she said.
Harcourts Academy delivers the new industry programme in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.