Diploma of Conveyancing

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of persons carrying out conveyancing work in a range of environments.

Conveyancing is a licensed occupation. Licensing regimes for conveyancers differ between States and Territories in Australia. To determine the most appropriate pathway to satisfy licensing requirements within a particular State or Territory it will be necessary to contact the relevant licensing body for advice. Contact details for conveyancing licensing authorities are provided in the FNS10 Information Kit available on the IBSA website.


Packaging Rules

13 units must be achieved:

11 core units

plus2 elective units

the 2 required elective units of competency must be selected from the elective bank below.

Core units of competency:

add topic BSBITS401A Maintain business technology

add topic BSBOHS303B Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment

add topic BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic FNSCNV501A Take instructions in relation to a transaction

add topic FNSCNV502A Read and interpret a legal document and provide advice

add topic FNSCNV503A Analyse and interpret legal requirements for a transaction

add topic FNSCNV504A Prepare legal documents

add topic FNSCNV505A Finalise the conveyancing transaction

add topic FNSCNV506A Establish and manage a trust account

add topic FNSCNV601A Identify and conduct searches

add topic FNSINC401A Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Elective units of competency:

add topic BSBCUS501B Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBHRM506A Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

add topic BSBINM601A Manage knowledge and information

add topic BSBLEG416A Apply the principles of contract law

add topic BSBLEG417A Apply the principles of the law of torts

add topic BSBLEG512A Apply legal principles in property law matters

add topic BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT516A Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBPMG510A Manage projects

add topic BSBRSK501A Manage risk

add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic BSBWOR501A Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502A Ensure team effectiveness

add topic TAADEL504B Lead and coordinate training services

Note: Certain elective units may be required for licensing in a jurisdiction, progress to membership of professional organisations or articulate with defined credit into further study in the FNS60310 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing or higher education programs. Learners should establish such requirements or credit arrangements where they apply in order to make appropriate choices.


    Qualification Pathway

    The primary pathway from this qualification is conveyancing job roles including:

    in a small business practice

    as a team member in a larger organisation

    A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as FNS60310 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing would support career progression.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


accessing professional networks

developing a rapport with clients

developing and writing reports to specifications

liaising, consulting and negotiating solutions with a range of people

preparing, analysing and executing documents

questioning, listening and clarifying clients' requirements

using effective telephone techniques and having the ability to negotiate solutions with clients and colleagues


contributing to team cohesion

developing and maintaining professional networks

making constructive contributions to group decision making processes

providing feedback, support and encouragement to team members

receiving feedback on own performance

referring to other professionals as required

Problem solving

collecting, comparing and contrasting data

determining contingency strategies and options

ensuring audit and security arrangements are in place to protect client's interests

using analytical, evaluative and deductive reasoning

using problem solving tools and techniques

Initiative and enterprise

creatively presenting information and advice to clients

finding and securing new business relationships

identifying new and emerging opportunities for the business and developing strategies to capitalise on them

implementing continuous improvement practices

setting goals in respect to client follow-ups

Planning and organising

developing and implementing policies and procedures in respect to trust accounts

developing and maintaining systems, records and reporting procedures

processing documents, maintaining files, managing information and scheduling and coordinating competing tasks

using organisational skills to locate information on statutory and legislative requirements


acting as a role model for others

asking for and responding to feedback on performance

managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies

planning own work schedule and monitoring and evaluating own work performance

presenting a positive organisational image

taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational policies and procedures are followed

understanding and acting upon compliance requirements

working ethically and complying with all industry codes of practice and legislative requirements


contributing to the learning of others through implementing team building exercises

developing and maintaining personal competency

developing and monitoring individual training plans

encouraging continuous education and professional development

following workplace safety procedures

identifying and documenting training needs

identifying opportunities for professional development

improving professional practice of oneself and others

maintaining currency of knowledge of legislation and industry codes of practice

setting career goals


operating computers and using word processing, spreadsheet and database skills to produce workplace documentation

reviewing and evaluating financial and IT systems for compliance with trust account requirements

using business technology to access, organise and monitor information

using custom made software to track clients and other persons

using research data devices and telecommunication devices and equipment