NQF 4 Real Estate

This qualification holds 150 credits, which equates to 1 500 notional hours (study hours needed to complete the course).

1500 hours


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Real Estate

Services SETA (SSETA) governs, controls and monitors education standards.  Our real estate industry falls under SSETA Trade and Industry. It is legislated that in order to be a full status real estate agent, you must be found competent in the outcomes based NQF Level 4 Real Estate.  This qualification has 150 credits, which equates to 1 500 notional hours (study hours needed to complete the course). SSETA require 30% of the time spent studying to be in the classroom and the rest open book, on your own.  AWCI INSTITUTE  will hold workshops and webinars that you must attend in order to adhere to SSETA standards.

The NQF 4 course is not daunting. We’ve designed it so that you can easily complete the qualification at your own pace within the allocated time.  You will be required to download and print the Portfolio Guides (questions) as they form your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). The questions are easy to understand and you will be supplied with ample learning material, as well as the learning material supplied by the Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB).

Rest assured AWCI INSTITUTE is here to help you every step of the way. We’ll guide you and catch you if you start to fall… you can have peace of mind knowing that with us, you are in good hands. Once you have finished your NQF 4 PoE and have been found competent by us, SSETA will be contacted to visit our office and moderate your file, or a group of files.  This is a lengthy exercise but at AWCI INSTITUTE our aim is to obtain your SSETA Certificate of Competency for you in record time.  This certificate is endorsed by the South African Qualification Association (SAQA).

You will then be in a position to book your PDE 4 exam with the EAAB. We offer a course prior to this exam to help refresh your knowledge so that you, once again, have the ability and confidence to sail over this hurdle and become a fully-fledged real estate agent.

Real estate is exciting and interesting to learn.

Course Materials

The NQF4 course includes the following:


Orientation Guide – a friendly AWCI INSTITUTE facilitator will have a meeting with you to ensure that you are aware of the requirements of this qualification, and that you are fully equipped to complete the qualification.  This guide must be printed, completed and filed in your PoE.

Learner Guides – each Learning Unit supplies you with a Learner Guide which is a combination of learning material and an activity workbook. These can be downloaded and printed, or studied on your computer or other device.

Over and above this you must order the regulated NQF4 learning material from the EAAB. Please order this well in advance, and if you require assistance let us know.

Portfolio Guides – once again each Learning Unit has a Portfolio Guide containing your questions.  These must be printed so that you can file them in your PoE once completed.


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