Mutual Recognition Mutual Recognition

Applying for Mutual Recognition of your Real Estate Licence interstate or in New Zealand

What is Mutual Recognition in Real Estate?

We get many questions from interstate and overseas students about having thier qualifications recognised here in Australia or having there Queensland Real Estate Licence Recognised in New Zealand. The following information will step you through the process involved.

If you hold a current Real Estate Licence or Certificate in any State or Territory of Australia or New Zealand you will be able to apply for mutual recognition of that Licence or Certificate in another State by simply applying and paying the appropriate fee.

Let’s look at a typical scenario where this might apply. If you have worked as a fully licenced Real Estate Agent in Victoria and decided you wanted to move to Queensland you could apply to have the Licence you gained in Victoria recognised in Queensland and vice versa. Here is a link to the requirements in Qld if you hold a licence interstate or in New Zealand. Mutual recognition into Qld

This also applies to people moving to or from New Zealand, they can have thier New Zealand licence recognised in any Australian state or Teritory and vice versa, you could hold a Qld Licence and have it recognised in NZ. Here is a link to the requirements in NZ once you have a QLD Licence. Mutual Recognition for NZ

By completing a Mutual Recognition Form which can be found on the Office of Fair Trading website Queensland, and paying the fee, you are legally allowed to work from that point on even though your new Licence hasn’t been issued or approved yet.

There are no real barriers to you being approved as the Mutual Recognition Act has been designed to allow people to hold the same Licence type in different States; difficulties may occur depending on other conditions like being of good fame and character, criminal record and the like.

Many people confuse Mutual Recognition with RPL (recognition of prior learning) but they are very different.   RPL is about obtaining a Licence through similar work/life experience, whereas Mutual Recognition comes into play when you already hold a Licence and simply want to work in another State or accross the ditch in NZ.

For more information contact Complete Property Training on ph. 07 54 388 922, we are more than happy to help.

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