Real Estate

New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management (Level 4)

12 months
Level 4
65 Credits
  • Course Information

Whether you’re an experienced property manager looking to get your skills formally recognised or would like to increase your knowledge in property management, getting qualified in Residential Property Management is a great choice. Our programme will arm you with the knowledge and tools you need for business success, and award you with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Want to gain marketable skills with a Certificate in Residential Property Management?

A Certificate in Residential Property Management will not only provide you with a formal qualification, but a full set of desirable industry skills. You’ll complete rental appraisals, manage tenancy disputes, market properties and learn industry legislation. Whether you’re new to the industry, or a seasoned property professional, The New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management is a great move for your property career.

The New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management (Level 4) is a great choice for those that are employed in the sector and want to have formal recognition of their skills and experience.

Through this nationally recognised qualification, your course options will range from supported online learning, mentored workshops, and self-directed online learning – all supplemented with Account Manager support to ensure every learner is guided through the course.

What will I learn?

The Residential Property Management programme will give you not only a formal qualification, but a full set of industry skills. The modules covered include:

  • Module One: Legal and Theoretical Knowledge
  • Module Two: Establishing Residential Tenancy Management
  • Module Three: Establish a Residential Tenancy
  • Module Four: Maintaining Residential Tenancies

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management (Level 4)

How will I learn?

Online self-directed option

This training option is best suited to learners with considerable industry experience who won’t require learning support. Learners will have full access to online course materials and are encouraged to seek learning support from their manager or supporting office.

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) Workshop

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) option supplements the Skills online assessment option by delivering four workshops featuring a variety of industry and expert speakers. You will start the programme with a group who will follow the same educational journey, share learning, and support each other. Learners will also be able to register for the REINZ Residential Property Management Accreditation Programme.


  • Course Fees: $994.75 inc GST

How to enrol – Residential Property Manager

1. Check your eligibility

Entry requirements include but are not limited to

  • You must be in New Zealand
  • Being a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident or;
  • Holding a New Zealand Work Visa that covers the 12 month duration
  • Currently in paid employment within the New Zealand property management industry

2. Collect your enrolment documents and apply

Here is a list of the required documents for your enrolment application

*Italics indicate these may be necessary for your enrolment but are not needed if they do not apply to you

  • Training Agreement completed in full, signed by yourself and your employer
  • Programme Schedule completed in full, signed by yourself and your employer
  • Copy of your New Zealand passport or birth certificate (if your birth certificate was issued before 2003, it will need to be certified)
  • Certified copy of your international passport
  • Certified copy of Work Visa
  • Certified copy of legal name change documents (please note this is only applicable to individuals who have legally changed their name that was given at birth)

*Certified copy means the copy you provide to us needs to have the original be sighted by a Skills Real Estate Account Manager, Justice of the Peace, Solicitor or New Zealand Police Officer

Click this link here to view visual examples of the accepted identification, citizenship or visa copies required for your enrolment.

3. Submission of application and payment

Once you have completed the required documents for your application, please send through your Training Agreement and Programme Schedule to

Please ensure payment is made either by credit card or direct bank transfer using the details on the Programme Schedule. If you have any questions or need any assistance at all, please get in touch with us and a real estate account manager will be able to assist you.

Important update: Real Estate training moving to Ignite

As you will be aware the Reform of Vocational Education (ROVE) is well underway. This means that Skills is transitioning arranging training activity to a variety of organisations called ‘Receiving Organisations’. Arranging Training means the provision of on-job and off-job training and support. We can now confirm that as of 1 September 2022, the arranging training activities related to Real Estate will move to Ignite.

What does this mean for you?

From 1 September 2022, the arranging, supporting and assessing work-based learning (apprenticeships, traineeships and micro-credentials) in respect of the programme you are registered to assess will transfer from Skills to Ignite.

Changes we are making behind the scenes

From 26 - 31 August 2022, we are implementing ‘read only’ to our systems. This means that no changes can be made to these systems during that period. Learners won’t be able to access learning materials or assessments. You can still send through any completed assessments / credits to up until 30 September 2022. Ignite will be in touch with you before then to provide you their contact details.

What happens to my information that Skills holds

Your status as a Registered Assessor and assessing scope will automatically be transferred as part of the arrangement agreed between Ignite and Skills. To ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved, the information Skills holds about you will be transferred to Ignite.

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