Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of conveyancers responsible for conveyancing work, team leadership and/or the management of a practice.

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

18 units must be achieved:

11 core units

plus7 elective units

the 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 BSBCOM602B Develop and create compliance requirements

add topic BSBCOM603B Plan and establish compliance management systems

add topic BSBCUS501B Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBINM601A Manage knowledge and information

add topic BSBINN601A Manage organisational change

add topic BSBLEG413A Identify and apply the legal framework

add topic BSBLEG415A Apply the principles of contract law

add topic BSBLEG416A Apply the principles of the law of torts

add topic BSBLEG417A Apply the principles of evidence law

add topic BSBLEG512A Apply legal principles in property law matters

add topic BSBLEG513A Apply legal principles in corporations law matters

add topic BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

add topic BSBMGT617A Develop and implement a business plan

add topic BSBRSK501A Manage risk

add topic BSBSBM401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic BSBWOR501A Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic FNSACC403A Make decisions in a legal context

add topic FNSCUS501A Develop and nurture relationships with clients, other professionals and third party referrers

add topic FNSORG601A Negotiate to achieve goals and manage disputes

add topic FNSORG602A Develop and manage financial systems

add topic FNSPRM601A Establish, supervise and monitor practice systems to conform with legislation and regulations

add topic FNSPRM602A Improve the practice

add topic FNSPRM603A Grow the practice

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 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 for conveyancers working as:

    as sole operator

    in a small business practice

    as a team member in a larger organisation.

    A further learning pathway could be study in relevant higher education programs. Learners should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


adjusting interpersonal styles and methods as required

communicating ideas and information cognisant of social and cultural diversity and special needs

consulting, questioning, clarifying and evaluating information

developing and writing reports to specifications

fostering business relationships and providing a high level of customer service and relationship management

preparing and presenting correspondence in appropriate electronic format

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

referring to other professionals as required

Problem solving

analysing performance data, identifying problems and taking remedial action

applying analytical and diagnostic skills, data interpretation skills and conducting comparative analyses

checking the accuracy of calculations

collecting, comparing and contrasting data

developing, monitoring and controlling a budget

using evaluative and deductive reasoning skills

using problem solving tools and techniques

Initiative and enterprise

benchmarking the business

designing a work environment that facilitates effective and productive workflow and communication

developing strategies to develop and maintain customer loyalty

finding and securing new business relationships

identifying new and emerging opportunities and developing strategies to capitalise on them

monitoring the external environment and identifying emerging practices and trends

setting goals in respect to client follow-ups

Planning and organising

developing and implementing policies and procedures in respect to trust accounts and other organisational requirements

ensuring the integrity of systems, records and reporting procedures are maintained

locating information on statutory and legislative requirements

planning work considering resources, time and other constraints

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


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 implications

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

identifying and documenting training needs to meet ongoing compliance

maintaining currency of knowledge of legislation and industry codes of practice

using online help for self learning purposes


conducting web searches and using corporate templates

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

operating the organisation's business or records system

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

using business technology to access, organise and monitor information

using customised software to track clients

using research data devices and telecommunication