Assistant agent is the title given to all certificate of registration holders. This is an entry level position, with limited functions, to allow new entrants to gain the experience and knowledge required to qualify as an agent.
A certificate of registration is issued for a four-year term and is not renewable. Within the four-year period, assistant agents must complete their qualifications and progress to a Class 2 licence. If not, they must cease working as an assistant agent and they cannot apply for a new certificate of registration within 12 months of the expiry of their certificate.