Real Estate RPL Q & A with Nicolene Trollip

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Nicolene Trollip has been in the Real Estate industry for twelve years. After writing what was then known as the “EAAB Board exam” in 2005 after an internship, she spent the next six years selling property. She then went on to managing a real estate office, which opened her eyes to the world of training in the real estate sector, particularly when the Real estate educational requirements changed and logbooks and NQF4 qualifications became a requirement. It was then that she realised that she has a passion for training in this industry and obtained an assessor and moderator qualification to do just that. She is currently the RPL facilitator at i-Fundi Customer Solutions.

The Real Estate Qualification (RPL) remains one of i-Fundi’s most sought after offerings.

Q: What is the importance of people employed in the Real Estate industry to possess the NQF 4 qualification?

A: There is a significant importance for people employed in the Real Estate industry to possess the NQF qualification. With the Real Estate education requirements being legislated and made mandatory, it is now critical for those in the industry to obtain the qualification in order to retain their Real Estate licence.

It has been legislated that in order to practice as a real estate agent, practitioners are required to obtain this qualification to be licensed under the EAAB as full status Estate Agents and furthermore to write a PDE examination within two years of successful completion of this course.

Q: Why was there a need established that agents need to possess this qualification in order to take the professional designation examination?

A: In order to be recognised as full status non-principal Real Estate practitioner and to retain their license with the Real Estate regulatory body, EAAB.

Q: What is the purpose of the PDE (Professional Designation Examination)?

A: The PDE examination is an integrated test of knowledge for estate agents on the updated education curriculum introduced in 2008. Successful completion of this examination entitles the estate agent to be licensed and operate as a full status professional Real Estate practitioner.

Q: How is the RPL programme structured?

A: The learners are assisted with compiling a portfolio of evidence which consists of three modules:

  • The Real Estate code of conduct and Ethics
  • The Real Estate environment and the various laws, rules and regulations that impact on the Real Estate function
  • Perform the Real Estate function

Q: How does the RPL programme essentially work?

A: The programme takes the learners step by step through each part of compiling their portfolio of evidence. There are one day workshops each month over a period of six months to prepare and assist the learners with each of the modules that are worked through one by one, and a facilitator is available throughout the process to assist. Detailed feedback is provided after each module.

Q: What is i-Fundi’s unique offering to the industry?

A: i-Fundi offers learners all the relevant material, detailed workshops and guided assistance throughout the RPL process in order for learners to submit a fully complete portfolio with confidence.

Q: What are the requirements and or conditions for an RPL candidate?

A: An RPL qualification is ideally for someone who has been in the industry for more than a year and wishes to acquire the relevant qualification and recognition. The candidate must be working in the Real Estate industry and be in possession of a valid Fidelity Fund Real Estate Certificate.

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