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Do you thrive in a competitive environment, like working with people and have a passion for property? Take the next step in your professional development with our online real estate courses.

Whether you’re already working in an area of business connected to property or you want to start a new career, our flexible learning programmes will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this fast-paced, lucrative industry.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    While studying for a Diploma in Real Estate with ICI, you will take on the role of an employee at the Virtual Realty Agency, a thriving (fictional) agency. Course content is provided by means of a variety of ‘real-life’ scenarios that give you the chance to interact with Virtual Realty staff and clients. This practical approach is highly engaging and equips you for a variety of roles within real estate.

    When you enrol on our estate agent course, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Property Sales
    • Provide Property Appraisal
    • Establish and Expand Client Base
    • Obtain Property Listings
    • Market Property
    • Undertake Property Sale by Private Treaty
    • Monitor Sales Process
    • Conduct Property Sale By Auction
    • Prepare and Execute Documentation
    2Property Management
    • Effectively Manage Property and Account to Landlord
    • Perform and Record Property Management Activities and Transactions
    • Negotiate Effectively with Landlords and Tenants
    • Maintain and Protect Conditions of Rented Properties
    3Business Practices
    • Manage Agency Risk
    • Implement Personal Marketing Plan
    • Clarify and Confirm Property Information
    3Agency Services
    • Provide Property Development and Marketing Services
    • Present and Explain Property Reports
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our real estate courses online. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career in real estate
    • Study a course that has been designed in consultation with experts in the real estate industry
    • Dictate your own schedule, meaning you can fit your studies around work, family and other commitments
    • Have access to a personal tutor
    • Avoid the hassle and expense of attending in-person classes
    • Save 10% on your fee by paying for the course up-front, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!

  • Career Prospects


    Working in real estate gives you the opportunity to help clients through one of life’s biggest milestones. It’s a rewarding, varied career path and there are plenty of opportunities to advance your professional development.

    Working as a real estate agent, you could be responsible for many different tasks on behalf of clients. This includes valuing and selling property, leasing and managing real estate, buying property and more. You could specialise in domestic property or commercial premises.

    Career prospects in this industry are strong. People always need property, both residential and industrial, and so there is considerable demand for real estate agents.

  • Course Levels Explained


    This course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their Diplomas within 24 weeks.

    However, you can study our real estate courses online at your own pace. You don’t have to worry about assignment deadlines. This means you are in full control of how long it takes to complete the learning programme.

    If you wish, you can fast track the course and graduate in a matter of months. Or you can take much longer than this. We allow up to three years for you to complete your studies.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our real estate course is delivered entirely via distance learning. This approach, which is also known as correspondence learning, gives you a flexible way to develop your skill set. You are not locked into a timetable, so you can fit your real estate agent studies around work, family and other commitments. Progress through the material at a time and place that suits you, and complete your studies on your own timeframe.

    By learning online, you’ll also avoid the stress and expense of having to travel to physically attend classes. You can take assessments and access tutor assistance wherever you are in the world.

    As well as offering a convenient solution, our real estate learning programme is designed to be highly practical, relevant and engaging.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    Our online real estate course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). ICI courses are not NZQA qualifications. ICI is an independent global awarding body that develops and administers career-related curriculum and training programs. When you graduate from an ICI training program you join ICI graduates in over 150 countries around the world.

    Like all ICI learning programmes, it takes a very practical approach. Rather than just focusing on the theory behind the industry, our courses give you real-world insights that equip you for a career in this exciting industry. Our real estate course is written and delivered by professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience of the property market and is specifically tailored to help you thrive as a real estate agent.

    The ICI Real Estate course was not designed to qualify for any specific registration or licensing regulations. It is purely a property sales and management training course.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in the real estate industry? This qualification is for you. Completing this course is one of the most practical, direct steps you can take towards gaining a promotion or moving to a better paid role within this profession. It will further your knowledge of the industry and give you renewed confidence and enthusiasm for the subject area.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the learning programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online real estate courses are included in the course fee. When you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of the real estate and property course
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 22nd September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in real estate – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.