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Frequently asked questions

What does PIPA do?

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has been formed by industry practitioners with the objective of representing the industry and raising the professional standards of all operators servicing consumers in property investment.

By adhering to a Code of Conduct and obtaining professional standards of accreditation through education, PIPA members demonstrate to the investing public, government, regulators, media, and other stakeholders within the property investment industry their commitment to excellence.

What is the PIPA Accreditation Program?

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has developed the PIPA Accreditation Program, a professional industry award, to address the need for professionals in the property investment industry and related industries to be appropriately qualified to give advice in property investment.

PIPA is committed to the development of industry standards in property investment advice. It has developed the PIPA Accreditation Program as the first step in quality education for all those involved in giving property investment advice to property investors.

How is the course delivered?

The PIPA Accreditation Program is an online self-paced industry accreditation course, consisting of six modules.

Assessment is a blended approach, consisting of a final exam and end of topic assessments for each module, plus a skills assessment as a third component of Module 6.

Each module is designed to be studied at your own pace, with a time limit to complete each module of six months from the date of enrolment.

Do you have exemptions for recognised prior learning?

PIPA recognises your prior learning and industry experience and is happy to consider your application for recognised prior learning.

Please contact us to discuss your options.

How do I become a QPIA®?

PIPA has developed the PIPA Accreditation Program as the training platform for those wishing to become a Qualified Property Investment Adviser (QPIA®).

Upon successful completion of the PIPA Accreditation Program and satisfying PIPA criteria, participants can apply to become a QPIA®.

To achieve this standard and in order to keep this qualification at a current level, you will be required to:

  1. Successfully complete the PIPA Accreditation Program;
  2. Be able to demonstrate at least 2 years relative industry experience i.e. real estate & associated services, finance, or mortgage services, etc;
  3. Maintain full membership of PIPA or be gainfully employed by a member company;
  4. Undertake the QPIA® Continuing Professional Development Program; and
  5. Register the QPIA® status with PIPA, renewing annually.

** Please note that use of the QPIA® post-nominal and logo without complying with the items listed above is not permitted.**

The Pathway to becoming a QPIA®

We strive to bring accountability, ethics, and education to the property investment industry.

PIPA exists to improve the professional standards of anyone providing property investment advice to consumers. Our voluntary Code of Conduct means that members adhere to a high set of professional standards to help protect consumers. Qualified Property Investment Advisers (QPIAs®) have the highest form of industry-recognised, specialist training and can be trusted to provide tailored and unbiased advice to consumers.

PIPA also regularly produces research, analysis, and publications to help educate our members, media, and consumers about the property investment sector.

By signing up for our newsletter, you will gain access to two of our most valued resources – the Annual Investor Sentiment Survey report and the quarterly PIPA Adviser e-magazine.

2023 Investor Sentiment Survey

The Annual PIPA Investor Sentiment Survey is a rare snapshot of the buying intentions of property investors.

PIPA Adviser Magazine

The PIPA Adviser provides the latest research on market conditions, including forecasts for next year.