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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Real Estate 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20188  National Certificate: Real Estate 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Real Estate 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  135  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be involved in the property and real estate industry. It serves to support and advance the functioning of individuals in this industry. This Qualification will be registered at NQF Level 5.

A learner can complete the Qualification with a specialisation in Property Management, Real Estate or Valuation. The core Unit Standards are relevant to each area of specialisation.

Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards that comprise the Qualification will add value to their understanding of the sector and functioning in the workplace. This Qualification is intended to build on the skills gained in the level 4 Qualification. It will provide for consolidation of the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the property and real estate industry.

The Qualification will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within education and training and to progress along a learning path for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged or who were unable to complete their schooling and were therefore denied access to Further Education and Training.
  • Have worked in real estate for many years, but have no formal Qualification in real estate or property.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the property industry.

    The Qualification consists of building blocks that can be developed further and will lead to a more specialised learning path in Property and Real Estate at higher NQF levels. It focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to progress further. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in property and real estate.
  • To help learners realize their potential in the field.
  • To provide opportunities for people to progress to levels of authority and confidence in the real estate industry.

    Rationale

    The National Certificate in Real Estate: NQF Level 5 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who are already involved in the field of Property and Real Estate and have gained the Qualification at level 4. These learners will be in a position now to consider practice in a supervisory / managerial career in the Property and Real Estate Industry. It is also for learners who wish to be employed in this industry. The Property and Real Estate Industry is a well-established industry and by its very nature a constant supply of customers is ensured. This means there is a need to develop career paths in this field, and it is an industry constantly in need of skilled people.

    The Real Estate National Certificate at NQF Level 5 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a National Qualifications Framework register. It will therefore ensure that the quality of education and training is enhanced, and of a comparable standard to Qualifications in other sectors in South Africa, and comparable to similar Qualifications internationally.

    The National Certificate in Real Estate: NQF Level 5 allows the learner to work towards a nationally recognised Qualification. The Qualification will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in organisations in the property and real estate industry access to a Qualification that can be used as a benchmark to gauge their competence against local and international standards. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
  • Learners accessing this Qualification, will have demonstrated achievement of outcomes in Property and Real Estate Qualification - National Certificate in Property Practice at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this Qualification will have demonstrated achievement of outcomes in Language/communication and Mathematics/numeracy at NQF level 4 or equivalent.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The structure of this unit standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Property Practice Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for accelerated access to further learning. All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component totaling a minimum of 135 credits made up as follows:

    Fundamental Component:

    All unit standards in the Fundamental Component totaling 23 credits are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    All unit standards in the Core Component totaling 108 credits are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The elective component consists of three specializations, Property Management, Real Estate and Valuation. Learners are to choose a specialization and complete unit standards to the value of at least 4 credits from those listed below for the specialization, to complete the qualification.

    Property Management:
  • ID 15057: Maintain and Control the use of asset and investment resources, Level 5, 6 credits.
  • ID 15056: Negotiate and manage resources for facilities management, Level 5, 4 credits
  • ID 15069: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of commercial industrial business properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15060: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of agricultural properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15074: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of leisure properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15054: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of residential properties, Level 5, 12 credits.

    Real Estate:
  • ID 15069: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of commercial industrial business properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15060: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of agricultural properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15074: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of leisure properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15054: Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of residential properties, Level 5, 12 credits.

    Valuation:
  • ID 15336: Evaluate viability and performance of real estate portfolio, Level 5, 4 credits.
  • ID 15085: Perform valuations of agricultural properties used for extensive farming , Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15078: Perform valuations of income producing properties, Level 5, 12 credits.
  • ID 15075: Perform valuations of vacant land, Level 5, 12 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to:
  • Co-ordinate and manage the human resources in a real estate business.
  • Provide appropriate information for integrating marketing plans with business process.
  • Prepare and maintain financial reports and records within a real estate environment.
  • Analyse, interpret, implement and control real estate principles, systems and policies. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Learners' achievement of these outcomes should be demonstrated by their ability to:
  • Collate, record and store Human resource data in accordance with requirements
  • Identify and explain features of, and factors affecting markets.
  • Apply and utilise various accounting techniques in the process of preparing reports and returns.
  • Interpret property principles, methods and approaches and form the basis for processes utilised in real estate practice.

    On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to:
  • Co-ordinate and manage the human resources in a real estate business.
  • Provide appropriate information for integrating marketing plans with business process.
  • Prepare and maintain financial reports and records within a real estate environment.
  • Analyse, interpret, implement and control real estate principles, systems and policies.

    Integrated Assessment

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated. Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Property and Real Estate contexts wherever possible.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment. Tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards / Outcomes of learning against:
  • New Zealand Qualifications - 'National Certificate in Real Estate with strands in Business Sales, Commercial / Industrial Sales, Residential Sales, Rural Sales, Commercial / Industrial Property Management, Residential Property Management. A National Certificate in Property Consultation and Valuation. A National Diploma in Real Estate.
  • The SGB also compared the Unit Standards in this Qualification to New Zealand Unit Standards at levels 4, 5 and 6, viz. Demonstrate knowledge of property ownership and property titles, and carry out a title search (8); Obtain property information (8); Collate and record property information (10) and Inspect property, and prepare a site and floor plan (10).

    A direct comparison of the title, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge was undertaken with each and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each unit standard. However the points incorporated were written in a South African context.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The Qualification has possibilities of both horizontal and vertical articulation to the fields of human resources, marketing and finance as a result of its inclusion of Unit Standards from these fields in its core component of learning.

    An example of vertical articulation possibilities is the National Certificate in Financial Markets at NQF level 6.

    An example of horizontal articulation possibilities is the National Diploma in Marketing Management at NQF level 5. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of an NQF level 6 Qualification in this or a related sub-field.
  • To meet the requirements of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence). 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  15064  Analyse and interpret real estate principles, practice, information in the real estate environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  15071  Collate, interpret and utilise financial information in a real estate business  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  10041  Conduct a marketing situational analysis  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  12999  Contribute to the management of costs and the enhancement of value  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  13000  Contribute to the planning and allocation of resources within an accounting framework  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  10058  Design a Measuring Instrument to gather the desired information  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  116484  Evaluate a specified code of ethics and/or code of conduct  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15068  Implement and control administration of real estate systems, policies and procedures  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  15061  Implement and maintain legal requirements within a real estate business  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  10050  Integrate marketing plans with business process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  10171  Manage the capture, storage and retrieval of human resources information using an information system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11909  Monitor and advise on substantive conditions of employment and related rights and obligations in an organisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  7878  Prepare and Maintain Financial Records and Statements  Level 5  NQF Level 05  12 
    Core  12997  Prepare financial reports and returns  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  10169  Administer data, systems, payments and provide advice related to compensation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8555  Contribute to information distribution regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  10386  Investigate the possibilities of establishing and running a small business enterprise (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  15336  Evaluate viability and performance of real estate portfolio  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15057  Maintain and control the use of asset and investment resources  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15069  Manage the marketing selling and leasing of commercial industrial business properties  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15060  Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of agricultural properties  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15074  Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of leisure properties  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15054  Manage the marketing, selling and leasing of residential properties  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15056  Negotiate and manage resources for facilities management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15085  Perform valuations of agricultural properties used for extensive farming  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15078  Perform valuations of income producing properties  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  15075  Perform valuations of vacant land  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BRAIN TRUST BUSINESS TRAINING 
    2. Chartall Business College 
    3. CHARTER ACADEMY 
    4. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    5. ISELESELE PROPERTY ACADEMY PTYLTD 
    6. ISIKOLO SCHOOL OF LEARNING 
    7. ITAKANE RPL ASSESSMENT CENTRE 
    8. MANAGEMENT DYNAMICS INSTITUTE PTY LTD T/A OXFORD INSTITUTE 
    9. MILZET HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    10. MSE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    11. PRODIGY BUSINESS SERVICES PTY LTD 
    12. PROP ACADEMY 
    13. PROPERTY REFERRAL NETWORK LIMITED 
    14. RPL ASSESSMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    15. RRK TRAINING PTY LTD 
    16. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    17. SCIENTEC 
    18. SOUTH AFRICAN REAL ESTATE ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    19. THE AFRICAN TRAINING ACADEMY AND SCHOOL OF AUCTIONEERING T/A ATASA 
    20. XOLISWA TINI TRAINING ACADEMY 



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