Partnering with the Skills Organisation

Real iQ has partnered up with The Skills Organisation to deliver the newly revised New Zealand Residential Property Management Level 4 Qualification (NZ RPM Level 4). In a world of increased compliance and legislation, being qualified is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. Getting qualified in residential property management arms you with the knowledge and tools you need for business success.

Our goal is to have the entire industry either qualified or working towards this exciting qualification. We want to improve New Zealand by having more qualified and educated Property Managers, Tenancy Managers and landlords. This way they understand their rights, responsibilities and obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act. Regulation is coming so do not delay and make our industry stronger by getting yourself qualified.

About the qualification

Over the course of 7 – 12 months you’ll be learning key residential property management skills. When you successfully complete your course you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management (Level 4).

The NZ RPM Level 4 is made up of 14 unit standards over 4 modules with a choice of online tutors, webinars and in-person available, combining on the job learning with theoretical work.

  • The Residential Tenancies Act 1986
  • Legislation
  • Body corporate
  • Rental appraisal reports
  • Manage & market a property
  • Establish a tenancy
  • Bond system
  • Maintenance of a property
  • Inspection reports
  • Tenancy Tribunal & managing disputes
Full list of unit standards & requirements
How to get started

There are a few steps you need to complete before getting underway with your qualification. You should watch our introductory video. We have also outlined the steps you need to follow below.

Watch introductory video

1

Check you’re eligible.

You must be actively engaged in the NZ Property Management Industry. This includes paid or voluntary roles. A signed Employment Agreement or evidence of employment may be requested.

2

Apply by filling in the training agreement.

This is required before or at time of payment. Read through the agreement carefully before completing it. You can either print and scan in your form or fill the PDF in directly.

All completed application agreements need to be emailed to getqualified@realiq.nz

Download the training agreement

3

Choose how you’d like to learn and pay for your course.

Real iQ offers three ways to learn the course materials in order to complete your qualification. The fees to complete your qualification change depending on how you would like to interact with the course materials – there is a package to cater for all budgets.

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4

We’ll contact you

We’ll contact you directly within two business days to let you know what to do next.

Choose how you'd like to learn

Real iQ offers two ways to learn the course materials in order to complete your qualification. The fees to complete your qualification change depending on how you would like to interact with the course materials – there is a package to cater for all budgets.

We also offer In-house Training for larger organisations wanting to train multiple people and teams together. We can tailor a learning solution for your business, with a dedicated trainer who will come to your workplace for 4 workshop over 12 months. Please get in touch to enquire.

We also offer a combination package which involves completing our Academy course, followed by the NZRPM.

The Digital Learner

Ideal for those who are happy to attend online lectures and can't attend our in-person workshops

$1,500 + GST

  • Online lectures to fully support course materials
  • Four modules broken down in to several parts per module – more content to get through but easier to digest
  • Additional e-learning course materials and webinars on each unit standard
Select & pay

The Classroom Learner

Ideal for those who would like to attend our in-person workshops for a fully immersive learning experience

$1,950 + GST

  • Workshops available in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
  • Work in-person in a team environment
  • Four compulsory modules broken into four workshops
  • Additional e-learning course materials and webinars on each unit standard
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The Combination Learner

Ideal for those who would like to complete the NZRPM via the Digital Learner route, but would first like an introduction to property management via access to our Academy – our online training platform specifically designed as a start to managing residential property in New Zealand.

$1,850 + GST

  • Get started with access to the Academy – our online course giving you comprehensive knowledge on the industry and ensuring you're equipt to successfully manage a property portfolio. This is often completed to get you ready to complete your NZRPM Level 4.
  • You will then gain access to the materials available to the Digital Learner to complete your NZRPM Level 4.
Select & pay

Important information

You can download the training agreement here.

This is required before or at time of payment. Read through the agreement carefully before completing it. You can either print and scan in your form or fill the PDF in directly.

All completed application agreements need to be emailed to getqualified@realiq.nz

This qualification must be completed over 12 months duration and all unit standards are compulsory.

You must be actively engaged in the New Zealand property management industry. This includes paid or voluntary roles. Please note, a signed Employment Agreement or evidence of employment may be requested.

You can download our document of unit standards and requirements here.

Module 1: Legal and Theoretical KnowledgeCredits
Building styles, methods and materials (23157)3
Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (29644)3
Knowledge of legislation for residential property management (29636)4
Knowledge of body corporate for residential property management (29494)1
Module 2: Establishing Residential Tenancy ManagementCredits
Complete a rental appraisal report (27774)3
Manage and market a residential property (27485)6
Module 3: Establishing a Residential TenancyCredits
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the bond system (29645)3
Establish a residential tenancy (29643)8
Tenancy Tribunal and managing tenancy disputes (29640)10
Agency and amenity providers (29638)2
Module 4: Maintaining Residential TenanciesCredits
Impact of natural disasters and response (27775)4
Inspect a residential property for rental and complete inspection reports (27489)4
Establish and maintain professional relationships (29637)8
Manage the maintenance of a tenanted residential property on an ongoing basis (29642)6

You can browse the list of upcoming workshops available in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch here.

You can download the NZRPM information brochure here.

You will need to purchase your course by choosing from our packages available. You can find these here.

We recommend that you have a Bonding Agreement between the employer and the trainee. If the trainee leaves during or after the completion of the qualification, a Bonding Agreement will allow you to recover some or all of the cost of the investment. Real iQ has a template Bonding Agreement upon request however we strongly advise you to seek advice from your Employment Specialist.

Have a question on the NZ RPM Level 4 Qualification? Please get in touch with our trainers and we’ll answer any questions you have.

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