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PIPA offers a range of professional development courses that can help you advance your business.

What is the QPIA® and who would it benefit?

In a recent study independently conducted by PIPA 96% of property investors would choose an accredited professional over one that isn’t.

The PIPA Accreditation Program has been developed by PIPA (Property Investment Professionals of Australia) as an industry benchmark of knowledge and skills for individual investors and professionals in industries involved with property investment.

The course consists of 6 modules developed by property industry experts and can be done individually or as a complete course to deliver education for anyone wishing to develop and expand their personal knowledge on property investment, or looking for a career in property investment advising as a Qualified Property Investment Adviser (QPIA®). The PIPA Accreditation Program is suitable for anyone in the property industry.

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It gives clients (and myself) confidence in my professionalism and experience.  In an industry full of sharks, it is great to ease a client’s mind that a QPIA® will always work with the client’s best interests at heart.

Rachel Cole of Empower Wealth
QPIA® Accredited Member

The QPIA® laid the foundations for my approach to giving property-based investment advice

Shehan Wijayasinghe of Elephant Advisory
Corporate and QPIA® Accredited Member

I decided to join PIPA because I was delighted to see that finally there was an organisation that was formalising property advice and those in the property industry.

Marisa Gonzalez of Marisa Gonzalez & Co
PIPA member since 2009

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. Participants who successfully complete the program and satisfy PIPA criteria will be able to apply to become a QPIA® accredited member and use the post-nominal QPIA® (Qualified Property Investment Adviser).

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.