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20188: National Certificate (NC): Level 5 Real Estate

NQF5 Real Estate Course

If you are not an acting agent, and you want to get your NQF5 in Real Estate you can start straight away as long as you have your NQF4 exemption or competency, and the requirements listed below.

If you want to become a Principal Property Practitioner, you have to be found competent in your Logbook, NQF4 Real Estate, PDE4 and your NQF5 Real Estate. Then you can register as a Principal and you will have 2-years in which to write and pass your PDE5.


  1. You either have your NQF4 competency or, if you were exempt from the NQF4 then you will need to supply proof that you have passed Mathematics and both South African languages at a South African Matric level, if you cannot do this, you need to take the relevant bridging courses. Maths and Literature bridging courses are available through PropAcademy.
  2. SA ID or passport
  3. A Mentor: a mentor is a registered estate agent, who has 3 years of experience as a Full Status Agent or is a Registered Principal. This mentor will sign your file off, we will still support you through your course.

PropAcademy’s accredited NQF5 6-month course makes it easy for you.  If you follow our proven process, you should gain your qualification in just 6-months.  We provide you with learning materials as well as video recordings and live webinars.  And because we believe that your success is our success, we will support and guide you through the entire learning process.

NQF 5: 135 Credits

PropAcademy’s accredited facilitators, assessors and moderators are all trained to ensure that you achieve your goal in record time.  Because we understand the systems that ServiceSETA has implemented, we are equipped to help you successfully complete the NQF5 programme as quickly as possible, so that you can advance your career in the real estate industry as a Principal Estate Agent.

‘NQF Level 5’ in Real Estate (SAQA QUAL ID 20188) is a qualification that must be completed by principal estate agents.  It could also be any other relevant qualification deemed to be equivalent to the National Certificate: Real Estate in accordance with the Exemptions Matrix approved by the EAAB.

I am extremely happy to have done my NQF Level 5 through PropAcademy and proud to say that I was successful. Your service and feedback is of the highest quality. I am definitely going to tell my future Agents to choose your organization to further their studies. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Thank you all so much for all your assistance throughout the course. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone.

Thank you to the PropAcademy team for their friendly assistance during my NQF5. I found the online qualification to be user friendly and convenient especially as I am not living in a major centre. The compilation and administration of the material is quite a major component of the qualification and the ladies were very helpful and flexible in assisting me with this.

PropAcademy iskole ongasithemba, esihlale senza, abafundi bakhona bejabule makuza ezifundweni zeNQF4, Log book and NQF5, bayaqikelela ekusizeni abafundi ukuthi bakhiqize iqophelo eliphezulu kulezizifundo ze property ayigcini ngokusiza abafundi kodwa isiza nabantu abaseceleni nanoma ingaluphi usizo abaludingayo ngezezindlu.


If you want to advance your career in real estate, click the “Take this Course” button below and start your 6-month NQF Level 5 Real Estate course today!

The NQF5 course includes:

  • Orientation: this will help you to understand the requirements of the course before getting started.
  • Learner Guides for each Learning Unit: These guides contain information that you require to answer the questions in your Portfolio Guides, please ensure that you study them.
  • Resource Guides for each Learning Unit: These assist with references to various Acts, other industry-related legislation, and general industry-related matters.
  • Portfolio Guides: These are where you will be answering your questions and assignments.  They contain the overall outcome of each Learning Unit.