Course Title: Identify and conduct searches

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5324

Course Title: Identify and conduct searches

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Joanne.Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255540

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the functions associated with conducting searches, analysing and evaluating all relevant conveyancing data for the transaction following confirmation of initial instructions from the client.

It encompasses identifying information needs, performing relevant document searches and investigations, evaluating issues arising with transactions, dealing with third parties and other professionals, and presenting information relevant to the transaction to the client.

This unit may apply to job roles subject to licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements so Commonwealth, State or Territory requirements should be confirmed with the relevant body.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSCNV601A Identify and conduct searches


1. Identify information needs

2. Perform relevant document searches and investigations

3. Evaluate issues arising with transaction

4. Deal with third parties and other professionals

5. Present information relevant to the transaction to the client

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise of documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.