NQF 5 RPL Real Estate:

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) made it compulsory that all principal agents must acquire a full qualification, therefore this qualification covers all the required management, marketing, ethical, legal and financial skills necessary to manage a team of agents effectively.


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Real Estate


Welcome to the RPL process for NQF5 Real Estate!  This qualification is for any individual who is already involved in the property and real estate industry, and it serves to support and advance real estate agents to principal agents who manage a real estate business.


In order to qualify for RPL in your NQF5 you must have been a registered FFC holder for at least three years, preferably more to current. You must be competent in FETC: NQF4 Real Estate and PDE4. Proof of running an agency is necessary and you need to be have proof of attending external training in industry related subjects.


If you have the above credentials, then let us help you through the NQF5 RPL course!



The purpose of this RPL Portfolio Guide is to provide you with guidelines on the preparation and presentation of the RPL Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) for assessment purposes.  AWCI INSTITUTE understands ServiceSETA RPL controls and because of this we are able to simplify the process.


How long will this take me is key – and this depends very much on how structured your study time is and how quickly you can collect your evidence.  You should take 12 weeks to compile you PoE and then his file must be assessed by AWCI INSTITUTE .  AWCI INSTITUTE  may require additional information from you and once done the file is logged with SSETA for their moderation.  This process could take 9 months and thereafter it could take SSETA a further 3 months to issue you with a certificate of competency.  At AWCI INSTITUTE  we successfully strive to lessen these time periods.

Course Materials

The NQF5 RPL course includes:


Orientation Guide: A friendly, knowledgeable AWCI INSTITUTE facilitator will guide you through the set requirements for this qualification, explaining what is expected of you and when.  You will also understand what you can expect from AWCI INSTITUTE and Service SETA.

Portfolio Guide: This is where you will be answering your questions and assignments which form the basis of your Portfolio of Evidence.

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