Diploma of Conveyancing
RMIT produces highly sought after graduates who will perform the role of conveyancers with distinction.
You will gain specialised technical knowledge and skills in property transactions, learn about the operation of our legal system and develop practical business skills as you prepare for professional practice as a conveyancer.
Leading conveyancing industry specialists will guide you through regular, face-to-face, evening workshops, using real-world scenarios and authentic documentation in a rich and unique learning experience.
Our program 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 its wealth of industry partners.
Whether you are already working in the industry or are looking to have a career change, the conveyancing program is tailored to your needs.
Choose RMIT, the leader in training for conveyancers!
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.
Your on-campus classes are generally held in the evening. Some non-legal courses are delivered online.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions. In this program you will be required to attend after-hours workshops one night per week.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
Conveyancing practitioners attend classroom assessments and provide direct feedback to prepare you for the workplace and provide an experienced perspective on current conveyancing issues.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will begin by studying core courses to develop an understanding of the legal system as it relates to conveyancing.
Your courses will focus on:
- decision-making in a legal context
- conveyancing and property law concepts and transactions
- preparing legal documentation
- estates and trusts
- dispute resolution, settlements and law of torts
- legal documentation and research
- the principles of land sale contracts.
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.
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Program code: C5337
National curriculum code: BSB52015
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
- law firms
- real estate offices
- property departments of financial institutions
- large companies
- government departments.
Employment for conveyancers to November 2020 is expected to grow.
Source: Department of Employment, Canberra.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is recognised by the Victorian division of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers. Students and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for membership.
Current Year 12: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate.
This program does not select on ATAR.
Non Year 12: completion of post-secondary studies or at least 6 months’ work experience.
If you are applying based on work experience, that experience is to be cumulative in either a full-time or part-time capacity. Your CV must contain the following minimum information:
- Position/Description/Name of Organisation
- Dates of employment
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.
- 2018 government subsidised place: AU$3750* per annum
- 2018 full-fee place: AU$4500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme (VSL), 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 VSL application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
If your program is eligible for the VSL 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 once you exceed the cap.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. You will start repaying your accumulated HELP 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.
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 2018 is $298.
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.