Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing

Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing - BSB60220

VOCATIONAL

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a trusted member of the property industry.

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Mode of study:
On campus
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Duration:
Full-time 1.5 years
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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
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On campus
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Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing has been designed to produce highly sought-after graduates who are ready to join the ever-expanding property industry.

Through your studies in this diploma, you will gain specialised technical knowledge and skills in property transactions, develop the necessary technical, team leadership and practice management skills as you prepare for professional practice as a conveyancer.

Leading conveyancing industry specialists will guide you through regular, face-to-face, evening workshops and online instruction, using real-world scenarios and authentic documentation in a rich and unique learning experience.

This diploma is highly recommended by the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (Victorian Division), the peak professional industry body for conveyancers in Australia, and is the product of outstanding relationships between RMIT and industry partners.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this advanced diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

For the majority of your study, your classes will either be held via face-to-face workshops or online instruction.

Many of your on-campus classes will be held in the evening.

In addition to classes, you will learn via prescribed tasks and research and practice activities, which include the actual work undertaken in day-to-day conveyancing employment. You will also acquire training in the use of current conveyancing software programs including PEXA (industry standard file management software).

Assessment tasks are designed to simulate the actual conveyancing workplace and require you to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills that underpin this qualification. Job tasks are drawn directly from industry and performance must meet industry standards. 

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

In addition to industry events, industry guest speakers are invited to speak about current conveyancing issues and will provide you with an experienced perspective on study topics and work-simulated scenarios. Conveyancing practitioners provide direct feedback to prepare you for the workplace.

The Program Advisory Committee for this diploma consists of representatives of professional associations including the Australian Institute of Conveyancing (Victorian Division) as well as high-profile industry practitioners.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this advanced diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

You will begin by studying core subjects to develop an understanding of the legal system as it relates to conveyancing.

Your subjects will focus on:

  • conveyancing and property law concepts and transactions
  • electronic Submission of transfers via PEXA (industry-specific Software)
  • preparing legal documents for a conveyancing transaction
  • trust accounting principles
  • dispute resolution and settlements
  • tax obligations in conveyancing transactions
  • the principles of land sale contracts and sale of business contracts
  • corporations law matters.

As your studies progress, you will extend your knowledge, reaching an understanding of the duties of care of a conveyancer, mortgage transactions, land registry requirements and council procedures, office practices and management strategies.

You can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for some core business competencies.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing
Program code: C6170
National curriculum code: BSB60220

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing
City Campus
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
C6170
Location
City Campus
Duration
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
C6170
CRICOS

Career

Conveyancers do work associated with the transfer of ownership of land and related property transactions. 

Graduates may be self-employed or employed by:

  • conveyancing firms
  • property law departments in law firms
  • real estate offices
  • property departments of financial institutions
  • government departments.

Upon completion of the Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing, graduates will have met the educational requirements for licensing as a conveyancer in the State of Victoria.

Please note that there are additional requirements for licensing to work as a conveyancer in Victoria. Further information about these requirements can be found via Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

OR

Completion of Post-Secondary studies (Certificate IV or above)

OR

Successful completion of the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate

OR 

Current employment, or minimum of 6 months work experience, in a related field.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing qualification guarantees entry into the Bachelor of Business with 96 credit points exemption (equivalent to 1 year full time study).

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$5,250* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$7,500* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

How does a VET Student Loan work?

If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.

Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

VET Student Loan cap

If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.

It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date. 

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

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Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.