Training for Success in the Real Estate Industry

Private Property South Africa
Dieter Deppisch

**SAPTG’s efforts to align their popular seminars with an accredited training academy reflects their ongoing commitment to contribute to the professionalisation of South Africa’s Real Estate industry.**

The seminar “Easy as Pie: Stats for Success” in Real Estate is run by prominent source of property market data, the South African Property Transfer Guide (SAPTG) and is based on the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) unit standard 9015. The Development Institute and Training Academy of Southern Africa (DITASA), South Africa’s leading Training and Assessment Academy for Real Estate, will provide a learner with the opportunity to participate in an RPL Assessment process to earn 6 credits towards their NQF4 qualification.

In 2008, it was legislated that all Estate Agents need to be qualified against the Further Education and Training (FETC): Real Estate, SAQA ID 59097, NQF 4. To qualify, Estate Agents need to acquire a total of 150 credits, some of which can be derived from prior learning. The remainder must be accumulated through an accredited training provider, such as DITASA.

“We aren’t primarily a training company,” SAPTG’s head of Property Data Research & Training Dieter Deppisch, is quick to point out, “but the upliftment and professionalisation of the Real Estate industry lies at the core of what the SAPTG offers its clients. The training we offer not only arms our clients with more efficient ways of selling property, but will now add additional value by assisting them with acquiring credits (after an RPL assessment) towards their FETC Certificates. The content material is provided and monitored by DITASA”

Head of Training and Assessment at DITASA, Jo-Anne Strydom, agrees. “DITASA believes that constant learning, self development and career advancement are some of the driving forces in the South African workplace today,” she maintains. “The new regulations will definitely enhance the professional status of Estate Agents and principals and make it a career of choice in the future. DITASA is excited to partner with the SAPTG and to play a part in this transformation within the real estate industry.”

If you are interested in attending the upcoming ‘Easy as Pie: Stats for Success in Real Estate’ seminars or wish to obtain information on other training seminars run by the SAPTG, visit the website at www.saptg.co.za or contact Knowledge Factory directly on (011) 445-8100.

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