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Introduction to Property Law and Conveyancing


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you want to embark upon a new career in conveyancing, Introduction to Property Law and Conveyancing is an introductory program that will provide you with the fundamental knowledge required to move into entry level conveyancing roles. Written in plain English, this online conveyancing course will explore the legal principles of property law that relate to the conveyancing process.

Introduction to Property Law and Conveyancing introduces students to how the law of contract is applied to contracts for the sale of property, the searches that need to be completed, the forms have to be lodged, as well as providing you with an overview of a conveyancing transaction from initial instructions to settlement.

This online conveyancing course is ideal for those who wish to work in a legal office, conveyancing department or office in an entry-level capacity as law clerk or paralegal. While not specific to any state or territory, this course gives an overview of the theories, methods and doctrines that are relevant and applicable to all states.

Course Structure

Unit: Property Law and Conveyancing

  • Introduction to Conveyancing
  • Conveyancing Process
  • Components
  • The Participants
  • Vendor
  • The Purchaser
  • The Representatives
  • The Agent
  • Deadlines
  • Types of Title
  • Jargon
  • Buying a Property
  • Land Tax and Stamp Duty
  • Contract of Sale
  • Contract Law
  • Elements of a Valid Contract
  • Types of Contracts
  • Simple Contracts
  • Executed and Executory Contracts
  • Cash Contracts
  • Terms Contract
  • Open Contracts
  • Implied terms
  • Agreement
  • Intention of the Parties
  • Consideration
  • Terms of the Contract
  • Certainty of Terms
  • Mistake
  • Misdescription
  • Duress
  • Undue Influence
  • Unconscionable Conduct
  • Capacity
  • Legality of Purpose
  • Breaches
  • Rescission and Other Remedies
  • Damages and Compensation
  • Specific Performance
  • Vendor’s Responsibilities
  • Special Conditions
  • Cooling Off Provisions
  • General Conditions
  • Title Searches
  • Caveats
  • Requisitions and Disclosures
  • Objections
  • Acceptance of Title
  • Duty to Disclose
  • Physical Inspections
  • Liability of Authorities
  • Vendor’s Statements
  • Settlement Worksheets
  • Standard Property Searches
  • Insurance


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

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  • Conveyancing Clerk
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only