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Unit description

Introduces students to legislative provisions contained in the Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003 (NSW) and in particular Schedule 3 of the Conveyancers Licensing Regulation 2015 (NSW). Addresses professional ethics and behaviour in conveyancing practice. Includes examination of selected matters pertaining to practice such as employment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Conveyancing work
Topic 2: The conveyancing business
Topic 3: Conduct of the conveyancer and the conveyancing business
Topic 4: Professional conduct
Topic 5: The retainer
Topic 6: Licensing the conveyancer
Topic 7: The disciplinary framework
Topic 8: Strategic planning
Topic 9: Marketing of legal and conveyancing services
Topic 10: Strategic office management
Topic 11: People and the conveyancing business
Topic 12: Managing operational risk-employment

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulatory framework which applies to licensed conveyancers in NSWKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate knowledge of the current status and the role of the conveyancing profession in NSW, including the history of the profession and its relationship with the legal professionKnowledge of a discipline
3define conveyancing work and correctly identify the ambit of legal work which the licensed conveyancer can properly undertake in NSWKnowledge of a discipline
4accurately identify the specific legislative requirements pertaining to the licensing of conveyancers in NSWKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate knowledge of the rules of conduct which apply to licensed conveyancers in NSW and understand the importance and significance of the licensed conveyancer as a fiduciaryEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
6identify the legislative provisions relating to the discipline of licensed conveyancers in NSWEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
7demonstrate knowledge of the important business and practice skills required to be utilised by the effective licensed conveyancer in contemporary commercial legal and/or conveyancing practice.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulatory framework which applies to licensed conveyancers in NSW
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the current status and the role of the conveyancing profession in NSW, including the history of the profession and its relationship with the legal profession
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. define conveyancing work and correctly identify the ambit of legal work which the licensed conveyancer can properly undertake in NSW
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. accurately identify the specific legislative requirements pertaining to the licensing of conveyancers in NSW
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate knowledge of the rules of conduct which apply to licensed conveyancers in NSW and understand the importance and significance of the licensed conveyancer as a fiduciary
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. identify the legislative provisions relating to the discipline of licensed conveyancers in NSW
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. demonstrate knowledge of the important business and practice skills required to be utilised by the effective licensed conveyancer in contemporary commercial legal and/or conveyancing practice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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