Robert is a Registered Valuer (non practising) who qualified from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1977 with an Associate Diploma in Valuations. He has had extensive experience in both valuation and the Real Estate field commencing with a period of three years with the Lands Department at Burnie on the Northwest Coast. He then transferred to Launceston as a Valuer and Salesman in private practice. Robert holds a Real Estate Agent Manager's Licence for Harrison Humphreys Pty. Ltd. and became an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of Australia in 1984. He is a past Northern Branch President of the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania.