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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1define conveyancing work, and correctly identify the tasks that a licensed conveyancer can properly perform in NSW
2demonstrate a working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework relating to the licensing and discipline of conveyancers in NSW
3demonstrate knowledge of the current status and the role of the conveyancing profession in NSW, including its history, its relationship with the legal profession, and the significance of the licensed conveyancer as a fiduciary
4demonstrate 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.

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

  1. define conveyancing work, and correctly identify the tasks that a licensed conveyancer can properly perform in NSW
  2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework relating to the licensing and discipline of conveyancers in NSW
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the current status and the role of the conveyancing profession in NSW, including its history, its relationship with the legal profession, and the significance of the licensed conveyancer as a fiduciary
  4. 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.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Essay40%
Study Guide questions60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Essay40%
Study Guide questions60%
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