How to become a conveyancer
Pathways to this career
- Complete an accredited conveyancing course, a Diploma/Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing or a recognised law degree.
- 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.
- 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.
- Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC)
- Government of South Australia Consumer and Business Services
- New South Wales Government Fair Trading
- Northern Territory Government Department of Justice
- State Government of Victoria Consumer Affairs Victoria
- Tasmanian Government Department of Justice Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading
- Legal clerk
- Property conveyancer
- Settlement agent
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