LinkLearn Real Estate Sales Registration & Licence courses are accredited by the Australian School of Business & Law (ASB&L).
The ASB&L is an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia for delivering and assessing both the Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate Sales) and the Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management). Both these qualifications are nationally accredited. Successful completion of a state specified group of units from these programs are used by each state licensing authority to satisfy the educational requirements for real estate sales registration and licence registration.
The Australian School of Business & Law together with Linklearn Australia have adopted the ‘Work Based Learning’ methodology for real estate licensing training within the Australian marketplace while using a clustered unit approach with units of competency taken from the current National Property Services training package. ‘Work Based Learning’ (WBL) is about learning at work through the activity of work and crucially for the purpose of work. From a practitioner’s view WBL is about using the workplace and its resources instead of using classrooms and textbooks.
When considering becoming a licensed agent two key educational questions for any individual is firstly ‘Where do I gain the required skills and knowledge without having to undertake many months or years of personal study within traditionally delivered courses?’ and secondly ‘How can I access development programs that can be implemented immediately and to be able to realise the benefit of those skills personally and for the organisation?’.
Dr Malcolm Cathcart (ASB&L) and Lane Cathcart (Linklearn) have both spent many years working and/or consulting within the real estate industry. Both had come to the conclusion that it was and is impractical for busy professionals and executives to leave the workplace for long periods of time in order to pursue real estate qualifications either for purposes of career development or career change. For that reason, the ASB&L/Linklearn educational methodology has provided the opportunity to combine study with day-to-day work through the utilisation of our WBL learning programs. It is also our belief that a more skilled professional will be recruited into the profession over time.
The WBL model means that an individual can convert their work-based knowledge, including the improvements and innovations they are making to their organisation, into a real estate nationally accredited qualification. Our programs are innovative opportunities for participants to design their study around their work commitments. This way, the individual benefits from enhanced qualifications, while the organisation benefits from more robust knowledge and skills being applied to the work. In essence, it is a win-win situation.
The Australian School of Business & Law commenced in 1993 offering one and two day training programs to small business and particular to the real estate industry. With real estate industry support it became a Registered Training Organisation in 2005. For the past twelve years, the ASB&L has been offering courses for both real estate sales registration and licensed agent registration. For further information visit www.linklearn.com.au.