C6170 - Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing

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Plan: C6170 - Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Successful completion of the program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in 15 units of competency as outlined in the program structure:  9 core units plus 6 electives.

You will be required to study for approximately 35 hours per week and this includes face-to-face classes, online activities as well as self-directed study such as preparation for classes, research, online collaboration and assessment completion.

Delivery and Learning

The delivery of the program is face to face with online support.  Learning will ensure that units are contextualised to industry applications wherever possible, and that demonstrations and practical sessions be incorporated wherever appropriate in the delivery strategy. You will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching.

RMIT’s strategic plan focuses on a ‘Ready for Life and Work’ strategy. This strategy prepares students for workplaces that are rapidly evolving and plays a part in shaping a changing world.

The program sequence is structured in a manner that caters to the skills and knowledge of entrants who have no prior experience or employment in the conveyancing industry.  In the design of the program it was acknowledged that a cohort of students would have no such experience or employment history in conveyancing and accordingly the program is sequential with a building block learning approach in order to ensure that students build upon foundation level knowledge and skills prior to moving to the following semester.

Units in Semester 1 are foundation level units. Students will examine the basic principles of professional practice in the conveyancing industry. The legal context and legal framework units are introductory units providing students with an overview of the legal system and some basic legal principles. Semester 1 units in conveyancing practice include basic principles of property law before proceeding to the first stage of a typical conveyancing transaction.

In Semesters 2 and 3 students will examine the sequence of a typical conveyancing transaction. Both in order to provide a building block approach and a logical structure in learning, the program units are sequenced in a manner that follows the typical conveyancing transaction (purchase/sale)  from initial instructions before proceeding  to contractual matters within the contract of sale, searches and enquiries as to title in semester 2. Contract law principles are delivered in semester 1 in conjunction with the conveyancing process at the intermediate stage.  And finally in semester 3 students examine the transfer of land and ancillary documents in relation to settlement of the transaction.  A new unit, Comply with Tax Obligations in a Conveyancing Transaction has been added to the program and is delivered in Semester 3 of the program.

In summary this is one of the design strengths of the conveyancing program, namely it is structured so that students are taken on a sequenced pathway with the opportunity to build upon previously delivered principles before proceeding to the next level of more complex skills and knowledge. Commencing students with no prior knowledge or experience are therefore specifically catered for in the learning design of this program.

The proposed addition of collaborate sessions to be held on one evening each week for students requiring additional learning support will further cater to the learning needs of students at all stages of the program

The structured activities are typically communicated through CANVAS (RMIT’s Online Learning Management System). This system provides the source of any other recommended reading or learning activities (pre or post-class).                                                  

You are expected to undertake self-directed learning in addition to those activities provided in the classroom or online. This self-directed learning will often be based upon research, and reading of relevant knowledge elements of the course. Where you have the opportunity to do so, you are encouraged to apply skill elements in your actual workplace.

During the program students will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching. Students will participate in learning activities such as:

  • analysis of case studies and scenarios
  • group discussions
  • workplace simulation - job tasks &
  • problem solving tasks

Specific training in the following areas will be provided:

  • compliance requirements
  • professional practice
  • legal framework
  • principles of property law
  • conveyancing process and related legal theory
  • examination of contract law and analysis of contracts for the sale of land
  • relevant legislation
  • relevant case law
  • Tax Obligations

Other activities will include:

  • online research & learning activities
  • Individual projects and
  • Course reads (articles etc.)

Where appropriate, units of competency in the program have been clustered for delivery and assessment purposes to minimise repetition and increase opportunities for a more holistic approach to teaching and learning:

Cluster Name Units
Instructions and Property Law

Apply property law principles (BSBLEG528)
Instructions in relation to transaction (BSBCNV511)

Legal Framework

Make decision in a legal context (FNSACC413)
Identify and apply the legal framework (BSBLEG413)

Legal requirements

Identify and conduct searches (BSBCNV615)
Analyse and interpret legal requirements (BSBNCV612)

Compliance and Risk

Establish and manage compliance management systems (BSBAUD601)
Establish legal & risk management requirements of new business ventures (BSBESB402)

Legal Documents

Interpret a legal document & provide advice in a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV611)
Prepare legal documents for a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV613)

Negotiate and Finalise Transactions

Finalise conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV512)
Negotiate goals and manage disputes (FNSORG601)

Students will undertake a wide range of job tasks that simulate the application of the knowledge and skills that underpin this qualification. Job tasks are drawn directly from industry and performance must meet industry standards, students also acquire training in the use of current conveyancing software programs including PEXA.

Assessment

Assessment tasks are designed to simulate the workplace and require you to demonstrate the practical application of your knowledge. If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may apply for Credit Transfer/RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program. Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

All assessment tools ensure that there are processes in place to authenticate the evidence provided. These processes include questioning and third party endorsement for RPL applicants, questioning/interviews/self-reflections for group assignments and questioning and the use of Turnitin for e-submissions.  Many units have a component of group work which requires you to work collaboratively in simulated work situations. Assessment tasks will provide simulated scenarios and tasks which are equivalent to future job roles relevant to the program.

Given the intrinsically repetitive nature of many practical/technical accounting tasks, you will also undertake prescribed (non-assessment) tasks outside of class time (e.g. ). These prescribed activities are underpinned by classroom explanations, demonstrations and in-class practice, and are often the forerunner to structured assessment activities, many of which are also undertaken outside of class time.

Methods of assessment of individual or clustered competencies will be dependent on individual requirements as stated in the training package. These will generally include:

  • verbal or written questioning
  • observations of presentations
  • other observations including demonstrations of techniques
  • assignments
  • use of case studies
  • work simulated projects
  • multi- media presentations and classroom instructions
  • group and individual exercises
  • various forms of tests

Learner Support - RMIT Study Support

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

In order to identify any learning support that individual learners may need to successfully complete the program, a customised online Language, Literacy (including digital) and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted for all students prior to commencement of training. The test has been mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework and is designed to highlight specific areas of assistance that may be required. Individualised learning support plans are then provided to students outlining the kind of support services that are available and how to access these. In addition, where cohorts of students are identified as having core skill gaps, teachers incorporate additional Language, Literacy and/or Numeracy learning activities into the delivery of the program.

If you require assistance with study skills you can access the RMIT Study Support: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support

You can get practical advise on assignment writing and discipline specific language and learning skills. You can also get assistance with specific skills you will need to be successful in this program including any language, literacy or numeracy skills.

Equitable Learning Services

If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition you can access support from the Equitable Learning Services (ELS).  In consultation with you, the ELS determines Reasonable Adjustments (RAs) and Equitable Assessment Arrangements (EAAs) This support provides equal opportunity in their studies in accordance with the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The ELS also provides staff and students with information and assistance in relation to disability related matters.

If you require assistance you can access the Equitable Learning Services (ELS):
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners can gain support and encouragement from the Ngarara William Centre.

Ngarara Willim means ‘gathering place’ in the language of the Wurundjeri, the traditional custodians of the land where RMIT stands.  Staff
can assist learners to engage and re-engage with education. They offer ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

If you require assistance with your study and other matter you can access Ngarara Willim Centre:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students

Information relating to Covid

Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.

If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.  As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program, you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

The program does not have a formalised work placement.  However, most of the learners are working in the conveyancing sector so their learning assessments are workrelated.

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Program Structure

Students must complete all 9 core units plus 6 elective units, of which:
 

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C6170 Core Courses

Complete all Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Take instructions in relation to a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV511) 120 LAW5755C City Campus
Finalise the conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV512) 30 LAW5756C City Campus
Interpret a legal document and provide advice in a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV611) 80 JUST5758C City Campus
Identify and apply legal requirements for a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV612) 50 JUST5759C City Campus
Prepare legal documents for a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV613) 80 JUST5760C City Campus
Apply principles of trust accounting (BSBCNV614) 60 BAFI5238C City Campus
Interpret search results for a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV615) 60 LAW5757C City Campus
Comply with tax obligations in a conveyancing transaction (BSBCNV616) 60 LAW5758C City Campus
Apply legal principles in contract law matters (BSBLEG522) 60 JUST5761C City Campus
 
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C6170 Elective Course List A

Complete all Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Apply understanding of the Australian legal system (BSBLEG421) 60 LAW5759C City Campus
Apply legal principles in property law matters (BSBLEG528) 60 JUST5762C City Campus
Apply legal principles in corporation law matters (BSBLEG529) 60 LAW5760C City Campus
 
AND

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C6170 Elective Course List B

Complete all Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Establish and manage compliance management systems (BSBAUD601) 50 JUST5763C City Campus
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures (BSBESB402) 60 BUSM8890C City Campus
Negotiate to achieve goals and manage disputes (FNSORG601) 50 GEDU6066C City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

The Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing is a qualification within the Business Services Training Package. The training package has been released with a new version (version 7.0). 

Due to the new release of the BSB Training Package, BSB6115 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing (c6164) has been superseded by the non-equivalent BSB60220 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing. 

Students who are enrolled in this program and complete all the requirements by 30 November 2021 will graduate with the current qualification. Students who do not complete by 30 November 2021 may choose to transfer into the non-equivalent BSB60220 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing. 

Students who transfer into the non-equivalent BSB60220 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing, will need to enrol in additional units to complete the new qualification because the existing qualification and the replacement qualification are not equivalent.  

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