Professional Training centre for Auctioneers Sheriffs  and Auction house personnel 


Auctioneer Training Course


As an Auctioneer, you’ll have many options open to you. You can be your own boss or you can work for an auction company. Either way, you’re in control of your own destiny. Your success will be directly related to the energy and effort you put towards your goals. You can get a successful start in the auction business by investing a minimal amount of your time and money to attend the Royal Auction Academy. You will be able to earn the money you’ve invested back quickly — maybe even on your first or second auction. The auction business is a very people oriented business. You will be working everyday with sellers, buyers, business leaders and other members of your community to sell products ranging from furniture and cars to antiques, business assets, livestock and storage units, the sky is the limit. Auctioneers are usually paid a commission, salary or set fee. Commissions can run anywhere from 5% to 30% of the gross sale and most of the time the commission earned per Auction is hundreds of thousands of Rand. The hours you work at your auction business are very flexible.  You’ll be able to set your own pace.  Because many auctions are held in the evening or on the weekend, you can work at another job until you establish your business.  It’s also the perfect second career. The Royal Auction Academy is located In Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa and is one of it’s kind Auction School. At the Royal Auction Academy students guided trough all theory and practical aspects of the Auction profession, by professional Auctioneers, in a real auction house atmosphere, with genuine buyers and sellers. Take your first step towards your new successful career and register to attend the course. Satisfaction guaranteed. See you in class! 


      Course Outline 

  • The History of the Auction Profession
  • Developing an Auction Chant and Bid Calling

  • Overcoming Stage Fright

  • Auction Technology

  • Auction Administration and Logistics

  • Bookkeeping & Record Management
  • Contracts Laws & Licensing

  • Auction house Management

  • Auction Advertising and Marketing

  • Professionalism & Ethics

  • Clerking and Cashiering

  • Auction Forms and Contracts

  • Automobile Auctions

  • Heavy Equipment Auctions

  • Online Auctions

  • Storage Auctions

  • Charity & Fundraising Auctions

  • Art & Gallery Auctions

  • Business Liquidation & Government Auctions

  • Consignment Auctions

  • Ringwork Techniques

  • Voice Care

  • Appraisals and valuations

  • Antique & Estate Auctions

  • Public Speaking & Body Language

  • Sound Management

  • Pawn Brokerage Management

  • Dealing In Second Hand Goods


Training Methods

Small Classes

Only a limited number of students are in each class. Students get personal and individual attention from all instructors. With this method you are assured of specialised assistance and get more practice selling than any other method.

Learning Together

Group participation for confidence building.

Video & Sound Equipment Training

Latest technique for developing an efficient and effective selling presentation.

Unlimited Practice

Students who complete the course, are entitled to practice their bid calling chant at Kristal Auctions Pretoria venue, for an unlimited amount of Auctions. This exclusive offer gives our students enough time to practice live Auctions to gain experience until they are satisfied and ready to do it on their own.    

 Career Opportunities

 Real Estate Auctions Residential & Commercial
 Farm & Machinery Auctions
 Wholesale Dealer Auto Auctions
 Collector & Exotic Car Auctions
 Auction House & Gallery Auctions
 Livestock Sale Barn Auctions
 Purebred & Registered Livestock Auctions
 Reading Pedigrees
 Antiques, Collectibles & Art Auctions
 General Merchandise Auctions
 Fundraising & Benefit Auctions
 Industrial Plant Liquidation Auctions
 Commercial Asset Auctions
 Consignment Auctions
 Bankruptcy, SBA & Government Auctions
 Estates & Living Estate Auctions
 Business Liquidations

Our Address & Location

Plot 100,  C/O Van der Hoff & Hornsnek Rd,  Andeon, Pretoria, South Africa.

Basic  Requirements

The better education one has, the greater his/her chances for success. Every student must have the ability to speak English, do simple math – add, subtract, multiply and divide. Anyone of normal ability can complete the course and become successful. No person will be excluded from participation, denied any benefits or subjected to any form of discrimination be it race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin or handicap.

To enroll and register for the course, please fill in the form below and we will reply to you ASAP 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Contact numbers

Previous experience in Auctioneering if any

Instructors / Trainers


 Arkady Matusowsky 

(Academy Principal – Main Instructor)    

Managing Director at Kristal Auctions (PTY) LTD, active Auctioneer, qualified in logistics, marketing & business management. Has 25 years of experience in selling movable assets and a proud member of NAA. 



(Consumer law, Second hand goods act, Auction licenses and permits)

She holds the degrees of BA, LLB, from the University of Witwatersrand. She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in March 2012.

Her specialist areas of practice include:

• General Litigation
• Family Law
• Commercial Law
• Criminal Law
• Arbitrations at the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa
• Debt Collections

Course Dates:

22 – 26 January 2018

Registrations Are Now Open

Practice USB Flash 

Once you are registered for a course, you will receive a practice USB Flash three weeks before your course start date. This USB will serve as an effective learning tool and will help you prepare for your first day of class.  All of the material on the practice USB will be covered extensively in your class.

What Makes Us Different?

Practical Auctioneering has a great meaning to it. Our students at the Royal Auction Academy are trained by real Auctioneers, in a real full setup Auction house, with real buyers and sellers.   


Who May Attend The Course? 

Anyone who wishes to enter the Auction profession, become an Auctioneer and start their own auction business, work for a Auction company, become a freelance Auctioneer, Sheriffs, Real estate agents that want to implement auctions into their existing real estate business, Auctioneers who want to improve their skills.


When successfully completing the course, you will have all the knowledge and skills needed to become prosperous in the Auction industry, start your own Auction business or work as an Auctioneer for Auction companies.  Royal Auction Academy awards a certificate to all successful graduates.

Frequently  Asked Questions

Question: Is the course accredited?

Answer: In the Republic of South Africa there are no special accreditation requirements needed to auction movable assets, such as furniture, antiques, cars, trucks, machinery, etc… However every Auction house that specialises in auctioning second hand goods is required by law (As stipulated in the second hand goods act) to obtain a second hand dealers license from SAPS, renewable every 5 years. For students who intend to specialise selling real estate, it is compulsory to qualify as Real Estate Agents and register with the  Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Question: How much does it cost to complete the course?

Answer: The total cost to complete the course is R 4250.00

Question: I am from another province or a neighbouring country, do you provide accommodation for the duration of the course?

Answer: Unfortunately we do not provide accommodation facilities, however accommodation can be arranged at guest houses in our vicinity for an additional cost.

Question: After i completed the course, will i be able to start my own Auction Business?

Answer: Absolutely! At the Royal Auction Academy we have all the experience to teach you all the knowledge and skills you will need to run and manage your own Auction business.

Question: I am working full time at my job and can not take a full week off from my work to complete the course, do you offer after hours training?

Answer: The Royal Auction Academy provides evening lectures twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) 17.00 – 20.30.  You will need to attend 8 lectures to complete the course. Evening courses provided 4 times a year. The next evening course will begin in February 2018. For more information about this course contact our office.     


Our Banking Details

Bank: FNB Menlyn Maine

Account Name: Royal Auction Academy

Account Number: 62670406240

Reference: Your Name & Surname

Courses Offered On Request

Auction Clerking – One Day To Complete. Cost R 2100.00

Auction House Receiving And Dispatch Management – One Day To Complete. Cost R 2100.00

Auction Advertising & Marketing Management – One Day To Complete. Cost R 2100.00

Appraisal & Estimate Auction Value Of Personal Property & Movable Assets – One Day To Complete. Cost R 2100.00

Bid Calling (Auctioneer’s Chant Practice) – One Day To Complete. Cost R 2100.00

Auctioneering (Complete Course) Evening lectures – Required To Attend 8 lectures To Complete The Course. Cost R 4250.00  

For Dates And Availability Of The Abovementioned Courses, Please contact Our Office During Working hours.

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