CPD Courses

It is mandatory that you complete a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program every year in order to renew your authority to practice.  All courses offered by ACOP will give you the full 12 points.

Click here to check the NSW Fair Trading website for your renewal date to show when your CPD points are due.

The College provides CPD training in all property licence categories in NSW and the ACT.

For further information on specific CPD topics, or to enrol into any of our CPD courses, please click here to be directed to our current course calendar and enrolment form.

All CPD Courses can be completed face to face, via distance education or online.


As per NSW Fair Trading’s CPD Guidelines, all licence and certificate of registration holders within NSW are required to complete 12 points of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year prior to renewing their licence or certificate. This is regardless of the number of licenses or certificates of registration you may have.

ACOP’s courses are developed by and delivered by current industry professionals and solicitors. This means that students are able to benefit from the analysis of real cases and scenarios and receive the most up to date knowledge of legislation and industry best practices.

College courses also provide an opportunity to network with other agents and agencies and to share ideas within our best practice framework.

All courses will give you the full 12 points. Click here to check when your CPD points are due.

  • Licence and Certificate holders in the regulatory categories of Real Estate, Business Agency, Stock and Station Agency, Strata Managing Agency, Buyers Agents and On-Site Property Managers.
  • Those wanting to further their knowledge in particular real estate, strata or business broking topics.

NSW Fair Trading has set a number of compulsory learning areas and also some priority learning areas. All licensed and certificated persons must complete their Continuing Professional Development points from the compulsory learning areas and this content may be supplemented from the Priority Learning Areas.

The content of all Continuing Professional Development training conducted by the Australian College of Professionals targets topics selected from both the compulsory and the priority learning areas.

The CPD courses offered cover the topics of:

Click on CPD name to view current brochure.

The Australian College of Professionals conducts CPD courses in the following locations in NSW:

Batemans Bay
Byron Bay
Castle Hill
Coffs Harbour
Port Macquarie
Northern Beaches
Raymond Terrace
Sydney CBD
Tweed Heads
Wagga Wagga

The Commissioner for Fair Trading (ACT) has issued CPD Guidelines as of the 31 March 2008. These Guidelines state that 12 points of professional development need to be acquired prior to the renewal due date of the licence or certificate regardless of the number of licences held. All licensed and certificated persons must complete their CPD from the Compulsory Learning Areas and this content may be supplemented from the Priority Learning Areas.

The content of all CPD training conducted by the Australian College of Professionals targets topics selected from both the Compulsory and the Priority Learning Areas.

Licence Holders: If you hold an ACT Agent Licence, you are required to complete your CPD points by 30th June each year.

Certificate Holders: If you hold an ACT registration as a salesperson, you are required to complete your CPD points by 31st October each year.

On-line CPD Courses are available in the following Property areas. All CPD conducted by ACOP meets the requirement from NSW Fair Trading for the completion of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) under the Director General’s Guidelines for CPD issued on 14 October 2013:

  • Real Estate Sales
  • Property Management
  • Strata Management
  • Commercial and Retail Sales and Leasing
  • Business Broking
  • Stock & Station
  • On-Site Residential Property Management

Customised and in-house courses are also available for groups of 6 or more. Please contact us if you have specific topic needs and our trainers can come to your office to conduct your CPD course at a time that suits you and your staff.

A 10% discount is available to an customer who has previously completed a course through the College. The discount is for Workshop and Distance Education courses only. There is no discount for online courses. Read about our loyalty conditions.

Further Information

If you are uncertain about which Continuing Professional Development course you should attend, please contact us on 1300 88 48 10 or email your name and contact details to enquiries@acop.edu.au and our friendly staff can assist you in choosing the course that is best suited for you.

“Course was interesting and thorough, notes were comprehensive. I enjoyed the interaction with other students as well as the presentation by Michael

Steffan Jacob -(Sales & Property Management) March 2018

“My Licence was obtained through ACOP and have been returning annually for CPD. Wonderful  job 

Charbel Hachem -(Sales & Property Management) March 2018

“CPD content was relevant, interesting and easy to understand. Rosemary was great, nice, lively and made more enjoyable

Tori Cooper -(Sales & Property Management) February 2018

“ACOP is a wonderful education providing college. Helping me too much in my Real Estate Career

Yutao Cai -(Real Estate Sales) February 2018

“I found the course very relevant & covered all the changes and reforms happening in the industry. Michael was easy to understand and presented all the information really well. 

Carol Curtis -(Real Estate Sales) February 2018

“Michael is a fantastic trainer! Very engaging and inclusive of every student. Happy to answer all our questions… He was really helpful and accommodating

Shanai Dowsett  -(Sales & Property Management) February 2018

“Michael is an excellent trainer, good energy, informative and knowledgeable, a bit of humor, kept good pace and we have all gone away knowing a lot more

Name Withheld  -(Sales & Property Management) February 2018

“I enjoyed the training with Michael on our CPD points. He was entertaining and informative, I would be happy for him to teach us again next year!

Angela Proudman -(Sales & Property Management) February 2018

“Thank you for the content covered in the Sales & Property Management CPD Course. It’s vital to be updated on changes in legislation plus, it’s also a great opportunity to network with others in the industry.

Julie Crockett -(Sales & Property Management) February 2018

“ACOP offers very good advise, training & lecturing about current changes & forth coming changes to the industry

“One cannot afford not to use ACOP for CPD so as to keep updated and compliant”

Stephen Carlin -(Sales & Property Management) January 2018

“The course content is presented clear and concise & very easy to understand. The venue is excellent and the presenter well learned and very friendly

Linda Battishill -(Sales & Property Management) January 2018

“Kristin has been our facilitator for approximately 4 years now. She is very informative in regards to her knowledge on the Strata Industry 

Carolyn Tabet – V J Ray Pty Ltd (Strata Management) January 2018

“Action packed in term of participation and useful exchange of ideas. Great update on legislation change. Proactive knowledge sharing by experienced trainer/ presenters… Highly recommended!

Un Gee hau  – Osemed Pty Ltd (Property Management) January 2018

“Always enjoy completing my CPD with Garry Gilkeson as the trainer is very knowledgeable and easy to listen to…. Great understanding of the industry and very approachable “

Sharon Hill  – One Agency (Sales & Property Management) January 2018

“Always a pleasure to have Rosemary facilitate our course. Easy to listen and learn from… She always makes it an enjoyable experience “

Odette Roach Ray White Castle Hill CPD (Sales & Property Management) January 2018

“Our agency has attended CPD via ACOP for many years with Rosemary as the trainer. She’s engaging and very informative. We would be back next year again, Thanks ACOP!”

Nadia Scarcella Prime Real Estate Agents CPD (Sales & Property Management) November 2017

“Trainer was great, kept the class interested and enjoyed sharing all the different stories with other people in the industry “

Vera Prime Real Estate Agents CPD (Sales & Property Management) November 2017

“Rosemary was excellent, very informative and thorough. I would always recommend ACOP to any prospectives”

Kelsie Jayde Crowe Catalina Lake Macquarie CPD (Sales & Property Management) November 2017

“Rosemary was very informative, easy to understand, led the group very well and has a lovely energy”

Leanne Turner Ray White Killcare Peninsula CPD (Sales & Property Management) November 2017

“Love to refer new students to ACOP, they are with you all the way and more!”

Deborah Baker Real Retirement CPD (Sales for Real Estate) November 2017

“Thanks you Garry for the presentation and thanks to ACOP for the continuing assistance through the year. “

Ann Rumbel Piper Real Estate CPD (Sales & Property Management) November 2017

“This course was very well run and presented, I got a lot of it! Well done Australian College of Professionals.”

David Grant Livestock Agency CPD (Sales & Property Management) November 2017

“Always interesting listening to real life experiences. Rosemary takes the course seriously but always makes the course fun & interesting. She loves our input, not just sitting listening to a boring speaker. We had a really interesting morning, Thanks Rosemary and ACOP!“

Anne Maree Ward CPD (Sales & Property Management) – October 2017

“Course content was informative and relevant. Trainer was easy to understand, used a lot of good examples and she was very friendly.“

Sueallen Rachwan,  (Sales & Property Management) – October 2017

“The course conducted by ACOP is the only way to do the CPD course. I have been coming more for a very long time and I will continue to send my staff.“

David Ward, The Kings Estate Agents CPD (Sales & Property Management) – October 2017

“Practical training offered. Professional trainers that delivered training, all trainers encouraged questions and provided answers to whatever students were asking. ACOP provided training to the first level of audience “

Name Withheld Company Withheld CPD (Sales & Property Management) – July 2017

“I was very pleased with the training day, it was informative and updated. Trainers and staff were really helpful.“

Name Withheld Company Withheld CPD (Sales & Property Management) – June 2017

“Professional delivery and presentation of CPD course material by John (trainer) particularly cases of sunset clauses and duty of care are relevant to the study material. Greatly appreciated the preparation and research content of the case. Keep up the consistency of delivery. Thank you. “

Name Withheld Company Withheld CPD (Sales & Property Management) – December 2016