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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.

Unit aim

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:
1 demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulatory framework which applies to licensed conveyancers in NSW
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
3 define conveyancing work and correctly identify the ambit of legal work which the licensed conveyancer can properly undertake in NSW
4 accurately identify the specific legislative requirements pertaining to the licensing of conveyancers in NSW
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
6 identify the legislative provisions relating to the discipline of licensed conveyancers in NSW
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.

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
  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
  3. define conveyancing work and correctly identify the ambit of legal work which the licensed conveyancer can properly undertake in NSW
  4. accurately identify the specific legislative requirements pertaining to the licensing of conveyancers in NSW
  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
  6. identify the legislative provisions relating to the discipline of licensed conveyancers in NSW
  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.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.