Free tenancy skills course

Renting made easy.

What every tenant needs to know to get approved for a rental property and sail through a trouble-free tenancy.

Course Topics

Skillsets for Successful Tenancies – Dollars and Sense is a tenancy skills course for anyone in the private rental market. Designed to help tenants secure and keep a rental property by developing key knowledge and critical skills needed to rent successfully.


Module 1

Learn how to communicate effectively within a tenancy including with property managers and neighbours. Know how to eliminate communication problems and enhance your ability to handle difficult situations with confidence.


Module 3

Tackle the truth about acceptable standards of cleanliness when renting and know how to prepare for routine and exit inspections with confidence.

Rights & Responsibilities

Module 2

Explore tenant and property manager / owner  rights and obligations that exist within each stage of the renting cycle, as well as where to get help if things go wrong.


Module 4

Be a master of your money, With helpful tools and tips learn how to stretch your money so that you can pay for everything you need plus more. Uncover all the options you have if money is running short.

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Course Outcomes

  • Apply for a rental properties with confidence that your tenancy application will stand out amongst the rest.

  • Discover solutions to common renting problems and learn how to approach tricky situations with confidence.

  • Have an advantage when applying for or renewing a tenancy with an industry recognised certificate awarded upon completion.

Course options to suit your needs

Online Self-Paced Course

This is a fully self-directed course.

A great option to learn when you want, at your own pace and in the comfort of your home.

You will need a laptop or device with a stable internet connection.

Classroom Course

Attend one of our classroom courses with a Tenancy Skills Institute trainer. This includes our live Zoom classrooms.

Look for the classroom course that is closest to you.

Introduction to Renting

New to renting?

Join our FREE 2-hour Introduction to Renting Webinar as a short guide on preparing to rent for the first time. Our trainer will discuss issues such as sharing in a tenancy, best ways to communicate with your property manager, cleaning expectations within a tenancy and some budgeting tips.

Available free of charge Nationally for August only.

It's free

Ready to get started?

The only thing you need to start the course today is a computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. So what are you waiting for?

Graduate Stories

Kayla's Story

“The way I’m dealing with my current tenancy is completely different to the way I dealt with my tenancy 12 months ago. I learnt about different types of cleaning, budgeting, and how to communicate with my landlord and real estate. There is help out there for everyone."

Rachael's Story

"When I was applying around for real estate, I could never get a place. When you give them your certificate, they look at you differently. I didn’t think it was going to help as much as what it has."
Tenancy Skills Institute Graduate Approved

Ayden's Story

“I learned how to take care of myself and understand my rights and responsibilities, which I never knew about before. I learned how to look after the house, how to pay my rent, how to take care of the kitchen, how to be a good neighbour and show courtesy.”
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