The real estate agent (business letting) licence allows you to:
- let businesses or interests in businesses
- collect rents
- manage real estate in shopping centres, i.e. negotiate for the letting of businesses or interests in businesses.
To be eligible for a real estate agent licence (business letting), you must:
- be 18 years or over
- be a suitable person
- have at least one place of business in Queensland
- have completed the required training units through a registered training organisation.
An individual is considered suitable if they:
- are not bankrupt
- have not been convicted in the previous five years of a serious offence which is punishable by 3 or more years imprisonment, such as:
- fraud and dishonesty
- drug trafficking
- unlawful stalking
- violence or the threat of using violence
- any offence of a sexual nature
- are not disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
- are not recorded in the register of disqualified company directors under the Corporations Act 2001.
If you are not an Australian citizen, you need to provide an international passport to complete the check on your working visa. Your visa must state that you can work in Australia. You must also provide written advice from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to explain any conditions on your visa.
Note: If you have held a real estate agent (business letting) licence within two years of applying for the licence, you do not need to complete the training requirements.
To qualify for this licence you must complete these subjects from the industry-recognised Property Development and Management Training Package:
- PRDRE13A Obtain property listings
- PRDRE15A Undertake property sale by private treaty
- PRDRE18A Lease property
- PRDRE39A Prepare and execute documentation.
Alternatively, you can complete these units from the Property Services Training Package (CPP07) endorsed by the National Quality Council:
- CPPDSM4010A Lease property
- CPPDSM4011A List property for lease
- CPPDSM4013A Market property for lease
- CPPDSM4016A Monitor and manage lease or tenancy agreement.
Registered training organisations
For information on courses and training providers in Queensland, visit training.gov.au.
Applying for a licence
To apply for a real estate agent (business letting) licence:
- meet the eligibility criteria
- complete the training requirements and attach proof of qualifications
- complete PAMD Form 1-1 and notes - Application for individual licence (PDF, 624 KB)
- provide originals or certified copies of your birth certificate, birth extract, passport, Australian citizenship certificate or drivers licence (see below for advice on getting certified copies)
- pay the licence fee of $1160.00 for one year or $2175.00 for three years
- pay the criminal history check fee of $38.40
lodge the application (see the application form for lodgement details).
Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability.
The criminal history check costs $38.40 (which includes $1.13 GST) for each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.
Processing time is 4-6 weeks. However, it can take longer if we need to contact you for missing information or fees.
The processing time may be up to six weeks because the criminal history check process, handled by the Queensland Police Service, is thorough and time consuming.
Send certified documents
Take the original document and a copy to a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, solicitor, barrister or a Notary Public. They will stamp and/or sign the copy and write ´This is a true copy of the original document´.
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General has a list of JPs in your area. Otherwise, contact your local post office, courthouse, bank, shopping centre manager or pharmacy who may be able to advise on the location of local JPs.
Please note that a photocopy is not a certified document.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund if you withdraw your application or it is refused. We will also refund any unused criminal history check fees or fingerprinting fees.
Last reviewed 28/09/2012