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Property Practice Training Course (‘PPTC’)  –

     A.   Preliminaries:

1.    HKIEA is independent of the Estate Agents Authority (‘EAA’); 

2.    While substantially covering the EAA qualifying examination syllabi and pegged at the more demanding estate agents’ level, the PPTC is NOT an examination coaching course. It also caters for other needs, e.g. owners hoping to look after their present or future property interests with minimum assistance. 

3.      So far most English-speaking practitioners obtained a EAA licence without attending a training course. Students interested in practising estate agency work as an employee are therefore encouraged to attempt the salespersons qualifying examination (‘SQE’) by self-study before investing money on training. Examination preparation material can be downloaded for free from the EAA website: http://www.eaa.org.hk/en-us/Examination/Preparing-for-qualifying-examinations. Students who have attempted a EAQE/SQE in 2020 - 2021 and obtained not less than 20 marks can set-off the examination fee ($800 or $550 as the case may be) against the full course (Modules 1 + 2) fee. However, students without any examination experience are welcome to enroll. 

4.    Class will meet face-to-face for the first two sessions, and via Zoom for the remaining 14 sessions. Students must have their own computer equipment and be prepared that distance learning will have limitations compared with face-to-face teaching. The first two sessions are very important for understanding the set-up of the whole course (and for collection of training material) and so should not be missed. Covid-19 precautions will be strictly observed for these two sessions. 

5.    Please read the Information Brochure and Quiz Sampler carefully before registration. Learning is achieved by reading pages and pages of legal references at home after class, and listening to the lectures alone may not be conducive to understanding the alien legal concepts that may affect land interests. Candidates unaccustomed to such mode of learning must take note. 

6.    Recent EAQE pass rates have been very low (16.2% for the Feb 2021 EAQE). Course attendance alone without dedication cannot work magic!     

A.   The PPTC 

7.    It comprises 2 modules covering substantially the 8 or 6 parts of the EAQE/SQE qualifying examination syllabi http://www.eaa.org.hk/en-us/Examination/Qualifying-examinations-syllabi. Both modules are required for both examinations (not just Module 1 for SQE and Module 2 for EAQE). For the six common topics (of the eight), the examination requirements differ mainly in the depth of knowledge required, not in the scope of coverage. As illustration, for Topic 3 Laws governing estate agency practice and conveyancing procedures the required depth (who’s decision?) is stated to be: 

·      EAQE - Level 2 Basic knowledge

·      SQE  - Level 1 Awareness. 

8.    The two PPTC modules are: 

·      Module 1 - Property Law Fundamentals: on property related laws and practice except First Sale - suitable for anyone interested in the rights and obligations of Hong Kong property ownership, whether as owner, landlord, estate agent, property manager, journalist etc. 

·      Module 2 - Estate Agency Practice: on agency law and Estate Agents Ordinance related matters for intended property practitioners who have completed Module (1). It broadly covers Parts 2, 6 and 8 of the EAQE syllabus.

B.   Registration Miscellaneous

9.    Registration deadline : 30 June 2021 (Wednesday). $1,000 administrative fee will apply after the deadline. 

10. Course commencement: 6 July 2021 (Tuesday) 

11.  Course schedule, fees and other details : classes held on Tuesday and Friday mornings; Class hours – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (both subject to change): 

Module

Dates

Fee

(1) Property law fundamentals   (10 sessions)

July: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 

 

$7,500

(2) Estate agency practice       (6 sessions)

August: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

Not stand- alone module

 

12.  Full course fee (Modules 1 and 2): $12,000; Set-off: $800/$550 (as the case may be) may be set-off against the full course fee on proof of attaining not less than 20 marks in any one 2020-21 SQE/EAQE (one-off privilege only).   

13.  Module 1 only: $7,500 (for students not intending to sit the EAQE/SQE). The fee for joining Module 2 after the registration deadline is $4,500 (plus $1,000 administrative fee, see next). 

14.  Administrative fee: $1,000 payable for paid registration received after the deadline (as extra printing run required). 

15.  EAA CPD accreditation: 48 CPD points for the full course for current licensees. 

16.  Venue for the first two sessions: to be decided after registration closes.

17. Information brochure (introducing course contents and course instructor) [please click here]

18. Keypoints quiz sampler (to enable students to gauge the demand of the course[please click here]

19. Course registration form [please click here]

20. If you have questions, please let us know at training@hkiea.hk (or ea.training@gmail.com for faster response).