Get ready to step into the fast-paced conveyancing field with an online program that’s packed with information to boost your legal know-how and practical skills.
The Certificate of Conveyancing is perfect for career changes, current practitioners wanting to refresh or formalise their skills as well as those in administrative positions wanting to enhance their knowledge of conveyancing.
In this professional development course, you will discover how to use legal terminology, read and interpret legal documents, apply the principles of confidentiality in a legal environment and analyse and interpret legal requirements.
Throughout this course, you will also discover how to prepare legal documents, identify and conduct searches, understand property law and conveyancing, and commence and finalise the conveyancing transaction under the supervision of a licenced conveyancer.
On completion of this legal program, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge required to work as a conveyancing assistant, paralegal or administrator in a legal office or legal department within an organisation.
Note: While not specific to any state or territory, this course gives an overview of the theories and methods that are relevant and applicable across all states of Australia.
Unit 1 - Introduction to Property Law and Conveyancing
Introduction to conveyancing
Types of title
Contract of Sale
Breaches of contract
Remedies and damages
Unit 2 - Read and Interpret Legal Documents
Define nature of document
Document function on conveyancing transaction
Statutory and general law principles
Using law principles to identify purpose of document in transaction process
Interpreting the document
Rules for precedents, standard form contracts and statutory forms
Classification of terms
Legal research and legal sources
Legal interests of the client
Protecting the client’s interest
Checking accuracy and relevance of document
Procedural / formal requirements
Statutory or prescribed forms
Third party information
Legal principles and key terms
Rights, responsibilities and liabilities
Express terms and implied terms
Identifying lack of conformity or a ambiguity in language
Identifying items of non-compliance
Legal issues and risks
Protecting the interest of the client
Negotiating with third parties
Communicating rights, responsibilities and liabilities to client
Communicating legal and non-legal risks to client
Alternative courses of action
Legal and non-legal consequences
Course of action / providing assistance
Rules for signing and witnessing documents and deeds
File notes and clear concise instructions
Reading and interpreting a legal document
Professional and industry terminology
Particular words and terms
Unit 3 - Use Legal Terminology
Written and oral communication
Model of communication
Internal and external parties
Appropriate legal terminology
Policies and procedures
Codes of conduct
Spelling and pronunciation
Using correct legal terminology
Parties involved in legal proceedings
Other legal words and phrases
Work task limitations
Identify gaps in knowledge
Seeking clarification of gaps
What are gaps?
Assess your competency levels
Training coaching and mentoring
Observation, effective listening and reading
Abbreviations and acronyms
Legislations and rules
Barristers and judges
Legal terminology questions
Dependability and honesty
Unit 4 - Apply the Principles of Confidentiality and Security Within the Legal Environment
Work within accepted codes of conduct
Review and approval of work
Updating law firm paperwork
Methods for organising a file
Contact with opposing parties
Conflicts of interest
Representing someone in an action again a former client
Supporting a person who has a personal or financial interest in a case
Supporting a person who is a witness
Representation of two clients whose interests are not aligned
Track and interpret changes to legislation and regulations affecting agency operations
Comply with relevant codes of conduct
Maintain records of legislation and industry codes
Estate agents’ legislative requirements
Competitor and consumer protection
Agency business model
Relevant case law
Structure of legislation and regulations
Common interpretation problems
Act processes for changes in legislation and regulations
Accessing source documents
Tracing amendments to legislation
Interpreting changes to legislation and regulatory requirements
Codes of conduct
Relationship between industry codes and legislative requirements
Key features on industry codes
Monitoring and communicating changes
Unit 6 - Produce Complex Legal Documents
Produce complex legal documents
Time frame and process
Document management software
Document design and structure
Design and layout
Facilitate review process
Problem-solving and constraints
Training and documentation
Advanced software functions
Linking data between applications
Checking spelling grammar
Numeric data and layout
Numerical address information
Spelling and grammar
Format and style
To do lists
Security and confidentiality
The Australian standard
Policies and procedures
Maintenance and security
Accessibility and safety
Unit 7 - Conveyancing Transactions
Clarify and assess client needs and expectations
Key policies procedures and business requirements of the practice
Optional courses of action for the client
Gather information in relation to the transaction
Obtain mutual agreement
Recording client needs accurately
Identify potential conflicts of interest with the transaction
Identify parties, properties and other interests
Roles of various parties involved in the conveyancing transaction
Duties of the conveyancer for selling and buying
Roles of client and real estate
Estates and interest in property
Certificate of title and other title types
Various strata title types
Terms of engagement
Establish and obtain client agreement
Client authorisation form
Fee and disbursements
Estimates of costs and time
Determine contingency strategies and options
Initiating the transaction
Actions to meet clients’ needs and expectations
Ensuring client is kept informed
Instructions from client to proceed or not proceed
Referrals to other professionals or third parties
General law system and Torrens system of title
Legislative, regulatory and industry practices
Professional and industry terminology
Unit 8 - Identify and Conduct Searches
Identify information relevant to the transaction
Types of property searches
Sources of information for property / real estate transactions
Key registration and conversion procedures and strategies
Professional and industry terminology
Examine documentation retrieved in searches
Effective communication between client and third parties involved
Personal, business or real estate conveyancing transaction types
Verbal and written communication
Request and record search information
Advise client of fees, taxes and other expenses and rebates
Requirements from financial institutions
Accurately perform searches
Organisation policies and procedures
Busines principles and requirements
Legislation and regulations
Manual and electronic searches
Obtain third party reports
Evaluate any legal issues and risks arising from transaction
Communicate issue to clients
Devise strategies to achieve desired outcomes
Advise from an experienced conveyancer
Review and seek approval
Clear concise information
Complete all documentation
Consequences of searches
Unit 9 - Finalise the Conveyancing Transaction
Arrange the settlement
Parties to the transaction
Preparing for settlement
Calculate rates, taxes and levies
Reconcile trust accounts
Calculate funds, fees and disbursements
Completing the transaction
Final searches and inspections
Examine transaction documents
Finalisation of documents
Invoicing and updating records
Estimated duration 80 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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