Real estate training made simple

esi academy


ESI Academy is a SSETA Accredited Training Institute. The Academy was established by ESI Attorneys in 2019 as an opportunity to give back to the real estate industry, which is at the core of the business.

We provide courses with accredited material that will guide and educate learners who are interested in property, and prepare them for a career in real estate.

Our goal is to add value to the real estate industry by providing realtors with the necessary tools to enhance their business as well as meet legislated requirements.

our vision


To remain relevant in an ever-changing environment and economy. To provide the real estate industry with skilled, qualified, professional individuals that will enhance and add value to the industry.

our mission


ESI Academy strives to upskill and empower estate agents to effectively assist their buyers and sellers in making a success of one of their biggest investments. Our aim is to partner with high-performing and efficient industry players that are instilled with a culture geared towards customer satisfaction.


Guiding you when you need it most

Our facilitators offer over 20 years of experience in real estate and training, and are members of the IEASA board. They are highly qualified and approachable with hands-on work experience, as well as a passion for both the real estate and training industries. 


After realising his love for teaching people, Charles started his facilitation career in 1996 while working for Standard Bank. He then became a facilitator, assessor and moderator in the Real Estate Industry in 2010, providing various colleges and real estate companies with training in the NQF 4 and NQF 5 Real Estate qualifications. Charles has a passion for property and currently serves as Director on the board of The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa, and is also the founder and principal of Charles Edwards Properties.

Charles Edwards

Michelle Hendricks

Michelle joined the ESI Academy in June 2021. She is passionate about developing others on their journeys to reach their potential and to facilitate and enable both an empowering and enjoyable experience for every student.

Michelle obtained her Honours degree in Industrial Psychology at the University of the Western Cape where she is currently busy completing her Masters. She is an accredited ETDP practitioner and has vast experience in the fields of Human Resources, Learning and Development, Leadership development, Organisational and systems development and Risk Management. Prior to joining the ESI Academy, Michelle worked in skills development in the retail and manufacturing sectors for many years and has driven and implemented a variety of organisational systems, skills development and BBBEE initiatives. Michelle thrives in the learning and development space and is passionate about giving back.

The Training

08:30 – 16:30
Monday to Friday

ESI Academy courses are presented via webinar and at our training venue in Tygervalley, Cape Town. 

A map and directions will be provided on registration.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served on arrival.

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