C5337 - Diploma of Conveyancing

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Plan: C5337 - Diploma of Conveyancing
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Conveyancing
Qualification national code: BSB52015
Nominal hours: 800
Career: TAFE
Duration: 18 months
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of persons carrying out conveyancing work in a range of environments.  At this level you are expected to apply theoretical and specialist skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement. You work autonomously and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

This program provides you with the skills required to undertake conveyancing activities in a range of work environments and includes the ability to:

  • prepare contracts for the sale of land
  • draft vendors' statements
  • conduct title searches
  • make enquiries of government departments
  • draft transfers
  • attend to mortgage documentation
  • attend to settlement procedures
  • establish and maintain a trust account

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Conveyancer
  • Property Development Paralegal
  • Conveyancing Paralegal
  • Conveyancing Clerk
  • Legal Paralegal/Assistant Conveyancing

In addition to specialised skills, this program will also develop the core skills that you need to succeed in the workforce (see section on employability skills).  In this program you will specifically  be given a range of opportunities to communicate, connect, and work with students from a range of backgrounds.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C5337 Diploma of Conveyancing (BSB52015) program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in a business degrees at RMIT University.

More information on how to apply is available at the following URL:   http://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/visit-us/info-corner/

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Entrance requirements

Work experience requirement

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV in a business related  discipline
  • Applicants must be currently in work to enable them to participate in workplace specific projects

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement

  • At least 6 months work experience
  • Applicants must be currently in work to enable them to participate in workplace specific projects

Preference will be given to applicants working in the conveyancing environment or related industry areas.

RMIT's equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education.  Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process.  However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements.  More on equity access schemes is located at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students

This program is not offered to international students.

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External accreditation and industry links

Conveyancing is a licensed occupation.  Licensing regimes for conveyancers differ between States and Territories in Australia.

To practise as a conveyancer within Victoria, it is necessary to obtain a licence from the Victorian Business Licensing Authority (BLA), an independent body within the Department of Justice.  Both companies and individuals carrying on a conveyancing business must be licensed.  In addition, companies must have at least one director who is a licensed conveyancer.

To be eligible for a licence, you must possess:

  • the relevant educational qualifications
  • a minimum of one year's experience in the field of conveyancing
  • a Professional Indemnity Insurance policy with a minimum coverage of $1.5 million.

Within Victoria the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (Vic Division Inc.) -(AIC) recommends that to qualify as a conveyancer, you need to successfully complete a course in property law and conveyancing practice with a Registered Training Authority (RTO).

For those seeking a licence for the purpose of establishing and conducting their own conveyancing business, AIC Vic strongly recommends a minimum of two years' experience in the field of conveyancing.  More information can be located at:

AIC recommends RMIT as their preferred provider for conveyancing training in Victoria : 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of your own device/laptop, lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at:  myRMIT  www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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