Applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain a licence:
- Conveyancing Law and Practice Course Macquarie University (external link)
- Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) Southern Cross University (external link)
- Bachelor of Business (Property) University of South Australia (external link)
- Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing FNS60310 www.training.gov.au (external link)
- a course relating to Tasmanian local requirements, as determined by the Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading
- successful completion of an examination for conveyancers as may be determined by the Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading
More information on training courses is available from www.training.gov.au (external link).
Applicants must have 2 years full-time practical experience or the equivalent practical experience in conveyancing work in a licensed conveyancer's office, law practice or any business or government department or agency where conveyancing work is regularly undertaken. This experience must be gained:
- within the 3 years immediately preceding the day on which the application for a licence is lodged with the Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading
- before, during or after obtaining one of the qualifications listed previously and
- wholly within Australia.
A conveyancer must:
- serve clients to the best of their ability at all times
- complete work in a competent and timely manner.
To be eligible to hold a licence you must not:
- be an undischarged bankrupt or have made an arrangement which creditors that has not been carried out or
- be disqualified from acting as a legal practitioner under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (external link) or
- hold a licence under the Property Agents and Land Transactions Act 2016 (external link) or
- have (within the preceding 5 years) been convicted in Tasmania or elsewhere of an indictable offence and sentenced to:
The Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading may also refuse to grant a licence if satisfied that you:
- are not a fit and proper person to hold a licence having regard to your National Police Criminal History record or
- have been convicted of a prescribed offence or
- are the holder of a licence:
- there would be grounds for disciplinary action or
- there would be grounds for suspension or cancellation of the licence.