Practical Skills 1: Intro to Interests & Dealings in Land

This course provides an introduction to real property and different interests and dealings in land that are recognised in South Australia. You will learn about estates in land and the different interests in land that can be registered, including a mortgage,lease, encumbrance, easement, caveat and a lien.

Practical Skills 2: Opening, Managing and Closing a File

Conveyancing is a process. Opening, managing and closing a client file is integral to this process. This course considers the steps a conveyancer must take when acting for a party to a conveyancing transaction, from opening through to closing a client file.

Practical Skills 3: Contractual Issues for Clerks

This course explains the law of contract and how it is relevant to the conveyancing process. The six essential elements of a contract are explained and how each of those elements are satisfied in a contract for the sale of land.

Practical Skills 4: General Practices & Procedures

A conveyancing business needs to run efficiently, whether large or small. For this reason general office practices and procedures are important to establish and maintain. This course will examine general office practices that should be established for a conveyancing office.
The importance of creating and maintain office procedure manuals, checklists and Lands Title Office procedures will ensure a conveyancing office runs efficiently and provides an excellent service to its clients.

Practical Skills 5: Opening Your Own Conveyancing Business

This course will explain the legal requirements for operating a conveyancing business. It is important that you have the right people to assist you in your business. This course will explain who should be part of your team. Having a clear vision and identifying the purpose and values of your business is important in achieving business success.
This course will assist you to create your vision and to identify your purpose and values. How much will it cost to run your own business? This course will explain this and how to set fees for your services.

Practical Skills 9: Introduction to Form 1

This course introduces students to the Form 1. This is a statement made pursuant to s. 7 of the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 (SA). When a contract for the sale of land is made this form must be given by the vendor of land to the purchaser at least 10 clear days before settlement. This course examines the contents of the Form 1 and its relationship to the rights of the purchaser to cool off.

Practical Skills 10: Risk Management

'Risk' refers to the possibility of a loss occurring that could have an adverse effect on a conveyancing business. This course deals with 'risk management' which is about identifying potential risks and implementing behaviours and processes to reduce the possibility of such events occurring.

Risk management is the responsibility of everyone who works in a conveyancing firm. This course will consider the risks associated with the delivery of conveyancing services and what 'good' risk management looks like and how mistakes can be avoided.