18 February Checking Licences and Certificates February 18, 2021 By Reef Admin Business practice 0 Here's a quick question that all real estate employers should ask themselves: Do all my employees have a current Real Estate Licence or Certificate of Registration that enables them to carry out their duties? If you're not sure, it's time to check! Whether you are engaging with an internal employee or external contractor; it's absolutely essential that you ensure they have a valid Licence or Certificate in the jurisdiction in which they are operating. These days, checking a current Licence or Certificate is quick and easy. All you need to do is jump online and enter the person's name: Australian Capital Territory accesscanberra.act.gov.au (Enter 'occupational licences' in the search box, click on 'Occupational licences registers' and then select relevant category.) New South Wales onegov.nsw.gov.au (Click on 'Look up a record' on the homepage and then select 'Property') Northern Territory nt.gov.au (Click on 'Business and industry', then 'Licensing NT Online' in the 'Most popular' section. Select 'Search the register'.) Queensland qld.gov.au/law (Click on 'Laws, regulated industries and accountability', then 'Queensland laws and regulation' and 'Regulated industries and licensing'. Select' Check a licence, association, charity or register' from the left-hand menu.) South Australia cbs.sa.gov.au (Click on the 'Work & Business Licences' menu item and then select 'Check licence holders' in the 'Popular links' listing.) Tasmania propertyagentsboard.com.au (Click on the 'Register of Property Agents' menu item and then select 'Individual Property Agents'.) Victoria Search the Estate agents public register - Consumer Affairs Victoria, Victoria (Click on 'Search public registers' in the 'I want to' menu.) Western Australia commerce.wa.gov.au (Click on 'Licence search' in the 'Services' menu, then select 'Consumer protection licence and registration search'.) Related You're hired! But wait: Checking licences and certificates CV, tick. Interview, tick. Reference checks, tick. You’ve found the perfect candidate. But there’s still one more critical box you need to tick. Do they have a current Real Estate Licence or Certificate? Medical certificates and personal leave policies Can a personal leave policy insist that employees provide a medical certificate as proof of illness or injury? And if it does, is the policy compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards? Notifying NSW Fair Trading about change of employment Do you know what your obligations are when it comes to notifying NSW Fair Trading about an employee joining or leaving your agency? We asked the regulator for clarification. Mid-year employment review: Ask yourself these questions When was the last time you took the time to review your agency's employment and HR arrangements for legal and best practice compliance? Here are some questions you should ask yourself. Irrefutable proof? Challenging a medical certificate Can the validity of a medical certificate be challenged? Or is it irrefutable proof of the reason for an employee's absence? Comments are closed.