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Diploma of Conveyancing (Law and Practice)

Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    DipConv(Law&Practice)

  • Course code

    2125600

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The Diploma of Conveyancing (Law and Practice) is a fantastic opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a paralegal or conveyancer. It also offers a solid foundation in legal principles and the academic skills needed to pursue further legal studies.

Students gain foundational knowledge about conveyancing law and practice in the Australian legal system and develop skills in legal research and writing, and an understanding of key legal principles.

Graduates are ideally suited for work in conveyancing and law firms which employ licenced conveyancers.

Graduates may also use the Diploma as an entry pathway to degrees such as the Associate Degree of Law (Paralegal Studies), the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, and subsequently the Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate the ability to apply broad knowledge of legal principles and concepts and apply legal reasoning to generate responses to issues and challenges in paralegal and the conveyancing professional contexts.

GA2: Creativity

Reflect on responses to ethical issues in conveyancing contexts, sustainable practices and the professional responsibilities of conveyancers.

GA3: Ethical practice

Reflect on responses to ethical issues in conveyancing contexts, sustainable practices and the professional responsibilities of conveyancers.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate the ability to apply broad knowledge of legal principles and concepts and apply legal reasoning to generate responses to issues and challenges in paralegal and the conveyancing professional contexts.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Develop interpersonal, reflective and self-management skills to work independently and as part of teams and effective communications for legal and non-legal audiences.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Develop interpersonal, reflective and self-management skills to work independently and as part of teams and effective communications for legal and non-legal audiences.

GA7: Cultural competence

Reflect on responses to ethical issues in conveyancing contexts, sustainable practices and the professional responsibilities of conveyancers.

Students can do an optional placement unit as part of their studies (LAWS2004 Paralegal Placement). In this unit, students undertake a 10-day placement in an approved law-related environment. Through experiential learning, students gain insights and practical skills relevant to the role of a paralegal in the practice of law, better preparing them for their transition to working in a law-related environment.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Diploma of Conveyancing (Law and Practice) conducted by Southern Cross University is an approved educational qualification as provided for in Schedule 1 of the Conveyancers Licensing (Qualifications) Order 2006. For licensing requirements, and details of mandatory additional work experience required to enable registration, enquiries should be made to NSW Fair Trading.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Conveyancing (Law and Practice), students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising:

  • 7 core units (84 credit points)
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points)

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Conveyancing (Law and Practice), students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising:

  • 7 core units (84 credit points)
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points)

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
LEGL1001 Legal Research and Writing
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
LEGL1004 Australian Legal System
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
LEGL2008 Conveyancing Law
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System OR LEGL1005 - Legal Process
LEGL2001 Introduction to Land Law
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisites Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
LEGL2005 Legal and Conveyancing Practice
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
LEGL2004 Conveyancers Professional Practice
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
Option Units
LAWS2014 Local Government and Planning Law
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisites LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

LEGL1001 Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1004 Australian Legal System
LEGL2005 Legal and Conveyancing Practice
LEGL2008 Conveyancing Law
LEGL2004 Conveyancers Professional Practice
LAWS2014 Local Government and Planning Law
LEGL2001 Introduction to Land Law

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Select one (1) unit from the following list:
LAWS2018 Wills and Estates
LAWS2022 Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2007 Principles of Contract Law
LAWS2004 Paralegal Placement