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Estate Agents Council - Accountant Member

Department of Government Services | Real estate

16 days remaining
Posted on 18 September 2023
Closes on 09 October 2023


Sessional, 0-12 months
Monthly, 1-2 hour meetings
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Less than $10,000

About the board

About us

The Estate Agents Council (EAC) is a statutory body established under section 6 of the Estate Agents Act 1980 (the Act).

Its objectives, role and functions are set out in sections 6A and 6B of the Act and include to advise the Minister on current and emerging issues and, among other matters, to:

  • monitor developments in the real estate industry generally
  • respond to issues referred to it by the Minister
  • protect the interests of persons using real estate services
  • promote appropriate standards of conduct and competency for persons in the real estate industry, and
  • make recommendations to the Minister on applications for grants from the Victorian Property Fund.

About the role

About the role

The Estate Agents Council is comprised of 8 members appointed by the Governor in Council. This role is for the accountant member position, which requires candidates to be a member of either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

EAC members are appointed for terms of up to three years. EAC members are required to attend monthly meetings, which are currently held virtually. The meetings are approximately two hours in duration. EAC members are expected to work approximately two hours each month outside of the meetings.

This is an opportunity to contribute your financial knowledge and expertise in advising the Minister on real estate issues affecting the Victorian community. In this role you will be responsible for;

  • Work collaboratively with the Estate Agents Council to support and advise on priority industry initiatives set by the Minister for Consumer Affairs
  • Provide expert advice to the Minister to support the operation of this Estate Agents Act 1980 and its regulations, making recommendations on policies relating to the real estate industry, and relating to the application of grants administered by Consumer Affairs Victoria
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of regulation of the real estate industry under the Act and the need for further regulation or alternatives to regulation such as de-regulation or co-regulation
  • Monitor the provision of services by estate agents and developments in the real estate industry generally
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with assessment entities
  • Assess applications and recommend whether to approve relevant applications for grants from the Victorian Property Fund

Who we're looking for

About you

Suitable candidates are required to contribute effectively to the Estate Agents Council and demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the responsibilities and obligations of a statutory office holder
  2. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  3. Demonstrated communication skills
  4. An ability to work under pressure and prioritise workloads
  5. An understanding of the responsibilities and obligations of a stator office holder
  6. Understanding of the operations of Government administration and an interest and experience in policy development, legislative process and regulation

Mandatory requirements:

  1. Membership to CPA Australia or The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

What you need to apply


If this role is of interest and fits your skills, please apply by clicking the ‘Apply now' button.

If you have any specific questions regarding the role, please contact Jordan Olsen on

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter highlighting your relevant/lived experience

Other relevant information

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines. For details, please visit Appointments and Remuneration GuidelinesExternal Link

A Selection Panel will assess all applications and shortlist candidates for an interview.

The Selection Panel shall provide advice on candidates to the Minister for Consumer Affairs. The Minister may submit a recommendation to the Governor in Council, who makes appointments to the EAC pursuant to the Act.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTIQ+.

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQ+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less. If you identify as any of the aforementioned, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process. Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand the impact of our work.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed.

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