How to become a conveyancer

Handle the legal aspects of preparing and administrating wills, property transfers, creating trusts and litigation.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete an accredited conveyancing course, a Diploma/Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing or a recognised law degree.
  2. Apply for a conveyancing licence in most states, except for QLD & the ACT. In these states, you can only practice conveyancing if you have a law degree or operating within a law firm.
  3. Continue your professional development with organisations like the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC) after graduation.

What does a conveyancer do?

Duties and tasks

  • Prepare, examine and advise clients on real estate sales contracts and mortgage contracts.
  • Investigate planned developments and potential legal issues associated with a property.
  • Negotiate all aspects of real estate deals.
  • Handling title searches.
  • Prepare and execute legal documents.

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