Course Title: Prepare legal documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5337 Diploma of Conveyancing

Course Title: Prepare legal documents

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Robert Sheen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5759

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare legal documents to support a conveyancing transaction on behalf of a client.

It applies to individuals who use organisational skills to analyse and prepare legal documents suitable for purpose.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCNV504 Prepare legal documents


1 Determine legal nature and relevance of documents

2 Prepare legal document

3 Review document against client’s needs

4 Check document for accuracy

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to:

  • prepare legal documents that:
    • comply with legislative requirements
    • meet client needs
    • are accurate and checked for errors, inconsistencies and omissions.

Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • identify and explain key business principles and law applicable to drafting legal documents relevant to conveyancing transactions, including legislative and general law (common law and equity) requirements
  • identify and discuss consumer protection compliance in drafting documents for conveyancing transactions
  • discuss current definitions of conflict of interest within legislation and the industry
  • identify and explain key current legislative, regulatory and industry practices, procedures and services
  • define and explain a range of:
    • legal terms using simple vocabulary
    • key professional and industry terminology
    • words or terms relevant to drafting legal documents for conveyancing transactions
  • explain the policies, procedures and business requirements of the practice
  • explain key rules and procedures for:
    • use of precedents and statutory forms
    • construction and interpretation of documents
  • compare and contrast types of:
    • contracts and other legal documents relevant to conveyancing transactions
    • transactions for personal, business or real estate conveyancing.

 Assessment Conditions
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the conveyancing field of work and include access to:

  • common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • suitable assessment records showing the preparation of a variety of legal documents to support a transaction. 

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.