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NZ Residential Property Management

Level 4 Qualification


What gives you the right to tell your clients you are a professional Property Manager?

At Real iQ, one of our aims is to improve the quality of Property Management within New Zealand. We are extremely proud to have partnered up with The Skills Organisation to deliver to you the new version of the New Zealand Residential Property Management Level 4 Qualification (NZ RPM Level 4).

Getting qualified in residential property management arms you with the knowledge and tools you need for business success.  Our online residential property management courses are easy to use, will help you gain marketable skills, and boost your confidence.  You can choose the level of support you require, with a choice of online tutors, webinars, and in-person workshops available.


About the qualification

Over the course of 7-12 months you’ll be learning key residential property management skills, such as completing rental appraisal reports, managing tenancy disputes, property management legislation, managing and marketing a residential property, and property inspections.  When you successfully complete your course you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management (Level 4).

Our ambitious aim is to have the entire industry either qualified or working towards this exciting qualification by December 2020. The NZ RPM Level 4 is made up of 14 unit standards over 4 modules that include a mixture of on the job learning along with theoretical work. Real iQ have decided a variety of options that the trainee can choose from whether it is web based or classroom style learning.

We have also designed payment structures to cater and fit into any budget no matter what the size. In our world of increased compliance and legislation, being qualified is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.


Feedback from one of our qualified trainees:

"Thank you all so much for your support this year.  As you know it's been a biggie for me but this has definitely set the mood for my future!

I'm so excited to have passed the course and your brilliant instructions and always being available to help has been so much a part of my achievement.

You all are doing a fantastic service to the Real Estate industry – I love property management and feel so much more empowered with the knowledge this course has given me. Property Management is dealing with people and having confidence in the system and the RTA 1986 helps so much when speaking and communicating with everyone.

Thanks again for all your team have done for me".

Sandra Trotman

Landlord Property Manager


About the qualification

The NZ RPM Level 4 is made up of 14 unit standards over 4 modules. We estimate that it will take 7-12 months to complete.  You will find that you are doing the majority of the qualification on the job.


The qualification process

We've created a handy infographic on the whole qualification process. Click on the button below to learn more about the process and qualification.


The Requirements

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

Successful completion will enable a learner to be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management (Level 4) qualification. You must be actively engaged in the Property Management Industry. This includes paid or voluntary roles. Please note, a signed Employment Agreement or evidence of employment may be requested.

Click the button below view all the unit standards.


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.

The training agreement

You can download and complete the training agreement and additional terms below.

Send the completed documents to getqualified@realiq.nz

Module 1: Legal and Theoretical Knowledge Credits
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 Management Credits
Complete a rental appraisal report (27774) 3
Manage and market a residential property (27485) 6
Module 3: Establishing a Residential Tenancy Credits
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 Tenancies Credits
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


Pricing options

Real iQ offers a range of packages to cater for all budgets large and small. To begin your journey to becoming a qualified Property Manager, select from one of the options below.

Please note that a completed Training Agreement is required before or at time of payment.  Please send this to getqualified@realiq.nz


Our e-learning (online) option is ideal for Property Managers who require remote support in completing the NZ RPM level 4. This option will give you access to all of the course learning material, along with webinars on each topic, as well as online mentoring. Participants receive 12 months’ access to webinars on each Unit Standard. 

One Off Payment

Monthly INSTALLMENTS over 6 Months

Monthly INSTALLMENTS over 12 Months

Bootcamp package

The deluxe version of the Online option, the Bootcamp (workshop) Package gives you all the benefits of our E-Learner (online) option and adds on 4 full day face-to-face workshops.  These workshops cover different modules of the Residential Property Management Level 4.  This option will suit those who work best in team environments.  You will learn from the best Property Management trainers in New Zealand.

One Off Payment

Monthly INSTALLMENTS over 6 Months

Monthly INSTALlMENTS over 12 Months

In House

Are you in a larger organisation with multiple learners?  We can tailor a learning solution for your business, with access to the same online support as our E-Learner (online) option along with a dedicated trainer who will come to your workplace for 4 bootcamp sessions over 12 months.  Your Senior Management and Business owners will also have access to leading property management trainers and consultants.


Individual Bootcamp

If you cannot make the whole bootcamp series you are welcome to attend individual bootcamps as required.

Ideal for the e-Learner who wants to attend one bootcamp that covers the modules they need assistance with.

You must be registered as an e-Learner to attend our camps

Individual Webinars

Just need access to one particular webinar? No problem you can purchase this directly and watch it whenever suits you.

Candidates Get in touch

Have a question on the NZ RPM Level 4 Qualification?

You can use the form below to contact one of our trainers and we'll get back in touch with you.

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