Interested in a career as a conveyancer?
Conveyancing is the process of transferring the ownership of a property from one person to another. Licensed conveyancers specialise in the procedures involved in this process.
This is an administrative oriented career and involves customer service, marketing and problem-solving. It will have very stressful moments but these are counter balanced by the satisfaction of helping people achieve their dream – a home of their own.
Conveyancing needs careful attention to detail and the ability to foresee and resolve issues before they escalate. A good understanding of property law and contracts and the ability to complete documentation accurately is essential. Conveyancers need to be proactive and organised and able to work to deadlines in order to take the client from purchase or sale through to successful settlement and be capable of dealing with any problems occurring along the way.
If this sounds like the career for you, read on!
What study is required?
In order to gain registration as a conveyancer in South Australia, you must obtain the Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing. TAFE SA offers the BSB6115 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing, a tertiary level course at the Adelaide City Campus. The course is also available online. No other courses are recognised for registration as a Conveyancer in South Australia.
If you have completed studies in a related area at another institution you will need to contact TAFE SA to discuss if you are eligible for credits towards the Advanced Diploma.
Who registers conveyancers in South Australia?
Student Membership of AICSA
Why become a student member? So many reasons…
The majority of Conveyancers in South Australia are members of the AICSA and are progressive and dynamic professionals who lead the way in the industry. The AICSA supports our membership in the pursuit of excellence both in Conveyancing and in Business Ownership.
By becoming a member whilst studying you will be investing in your future career. Our most important function is to supply post graduate Professional Development and our members rely on us to keep them informed and educated on the changes in Legislation which impact on Conveyancing.
Being a member of the peak body of your chosen profession automatically beings prestige. Membership of the AICSA is a must if you are serious about your future. Conveyancing is constantly evolving and to ensure you offer the best service to your future clients you must grow accordingly.
Application For Student Membership
If you are studying Conveyancing at TAFE you are eligible for student membership. For a minimal investment of $82.00 per annum (2020) you can become a member and enjoy the benefits of information, events and peer support. Download the application form from the link and become part of the conveyancing community today!
Note: Student members do not need to have the form Proposed and Seconded.
Benefits of Membership
We keep our members informed of any changes occurring in the industry through Legislative update alerts, magazines, bulletins and newsletters which revolve around Conveyancing issues.
As a Student member you will be welcome to attend our *standard monthly Professional Development events for the subsidised price of only $25-00 per event. Attending these events will give you a in depth look at subjects you will need to master once qualified and working in the industry. Attendance will also be a valuable add on to your resume, showing your willingness to go the extra mile. (*Terms and conditions apply, not all events have a student discounted rate).
Our employment register advertises positions available, and you are able to place an advert seeking a position free of charge.
Networking opportunities are available at Seminars, the annual Conference and Partner sponsored events.
By providing our members, including student members with the professional development, training, knowledge, information and references that they need, we ensure that the life of our members remains at the head of the pack.
The AICSA offers a Practical Skills Certificate which is suitable for conveyancing students, newly qualified conveyancers and support staff . This course covers the practical application of skills required on a day to day basis in the office. By obtaining this certificate you will gain confidence in your abilities and have a valuable addition to your resume. Many of our members send their staff on this course as it makes them an invaluable member of their team, exposing them to many of the administrative tasks completed in a conveyancing transaction.
“In most modern conveyancing and legal practices there are non-conveyancer staff members performing conveyancing duties on a daily basis. The Practical Skills Course arms non-conveyancer staff members or newly qualified conveyancers with the knowledge and skill set to assist in conveyancing files with confidence. As a practitioner it is always comforting to know the person on the other side of the file has a good understanding of their duties. It is obvious and reassuring when you are dealing with someone who has attended this course, you know they will have a firm grasp of their responsibilities and the capability to manage them.”
Gemma Wallace, Registered Conveyancer
Please note that completion of this course is not a qualification to practise conveyancing. Please contact the office on 8359 2090 if you are interested in enrolling in the course.
Chelsea Hunt our Marketing, Communications & Membership Coordinator will answer all your membership questions.
We have a range of membership categories with the cost of membership calculated on a sliding scale based on the number of conveyancers employed by a conveyancing business.
Chelsea can explain to you the application process and if relevant send you an Application Form.
Fill out the contact form below or email Rebecca or at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her 08 8359 2090.
She will happy to assist you with your membership needs.