The 2012 training year at the REIQ is well under way with the sales and property management registration course running already in the South East corner, with Central and North Queensland happening later this month. We’re seeing a lot of students in class who are really enthusiastic about commencing their career in real estate – it’s great to see the classes full of people embarking on a new career in our exciting profession. FastTrack licensing for experienced salespeople is also expected to be popular this year, with five-day block courses planned for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Cairns.
We have some great specialised training planned, with a particular focus on property management and commission protection though best practice – feedback from our members and students in 2011 told us that this was the most valued area of the REIQ’s training. So look out for upcoming sessions on The Complete Property Manager, Conflict prevention and resolution for property managers and Commission Protection in sales and property management. Also in response to feedback, we have planned block training of these specialised courses in Townsville, Rockhampton and Toowoomba – look out for upcoming dates in your region. If you don’t receive the fortnightly PD Update email already, make sure you subscribe to keep up-to-date with all the training running in your region.
Also on the menu for 2012 are two Commercial Series – Commercial Sales and Leasing, and Commercial Property Management. These commercial programs are ideal for newcomers who want to launch into the specialised commercial, industrial and retail sector. Individual accreditation for salespeople, property managers, commercial specialists, auctioneers, business brokers and buyers agents were launched last month, and recognises commitment to ongoing professionalism by individuals.
Don’t forget that the CPD year is also under way, and all CPD requirements must be finished by 31 October 2012. Check out our new look ‘CPD Elective’ logo which tells you which training and specialised courses help you meet your CPD obligations. What do you think?
Last, but definitely not least, is the upcoming launch of REIQ’s online registration course in May. Argh – I’m getting tired just typing this – as you can see, there are a lot of exciting things planned for 2012.
Anna MacMaster, Training Manager, REIQ