The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has agreed to implement a National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS). Property agents are proposed to be included in one of the first waves of occupations to be licensed under NOLS. The types of Queensland licenses proposed to be included as ´property agents´ include real estate agents and salespeople, auctioneers ( not chattel auctioneers), pastoral house agents and salespeople.
It is proposed that NOLS will be administered at a national level by the National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA), although the Office of Fair Trading would act as a delegate of the NOLA in performing licensing functions for Queensland property agent licensees.
Consumers will be able to access to the national register of licence holders to check traders they are considering dealing with are appropriately licensed.
For more information, visit the NOLA website.
Licensees, industry and other interested stakeholders can have their say on the proposed national licensing system during the public consultation. Views will be canvassed on a range of topics, including:
- categories of licence that should be offered
- eligibility criteria for each licence category
- training requirements (qualifications) for each licence category.
The consultation started on 13 August 2012 and is expected to remain open until 5 October 2012 for all occupations, but this date may be extended. Information and details on the consultation for NOLS is in the community consultation section of our website.
We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
Information for current property agent licensees in Queensland
You will be transitioned to a national licence under a 'no disadvantage' principle. This means, if you are licensed to perform a certain type of work now, you will be able to continue doing that work under your national licence.
You will receive a letter before the commencement of NOLS detailing the changes to your licence. To ensure this letter reaches you, please make sure that we have your correct address and email details. If you need to update your details, or are unsure, please send us an email or fill in the change of address form.
You will not need to do anything to move to a national licence. As long as you are licensed in Queensland as a property agent, you will transition automatically to a national licence under NOLS.
Until the consultation is conducted and the feedback evaluated, it is not possible to provide definitive advice on many of the questions that you may have. However, we will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
Last reviewed 06/09/2012