Conveyancers act for and on behalf of clients in the area of property and business transfers.

    Either extensive experience or a diploma or advanced diploma in conveyancing is needed to work as a Conveyancer.In some states and territories, only Solicitors can perform conveyancing work.

    Tasks

    • Prepares, examines and advises on the contract for sale of properties and businesses.
    • Carries out title searches and contacts government authorities to find out if any planned development, illegal building work and disputes could affect properties and businesses.
    • Prepares, examines and advises on mortgage documentation.
    • Negotiates the terms and conditions of, and exchanges, contracts of sale, paying deposits, arranging payment of stamp duty, checking for outstanding arrears and land tax obligations, and calculating adjustments for council and water rates.

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    All Conveyancers and Legal Executives

    • $1,249 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Conveyancers

    • 6,500 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 66% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 84% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Conveyancers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 5,300 in 2011 to 6,500 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Conveyancers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and Financial and Insurance Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (66%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 84% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services82.4
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services11.3
    Financial and Insurance Services2.4
    Construction1.1
    Other Industries2.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateConveyancersAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.031.6
    VIC27.125.6
    QLD16.820.0
    SA8.87.0
    WA12.410.8
    TAS1.72.0
    NT0.61.0
    ACT1.61.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketConveyancersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.5-5.05.0
    20-249.2-9.39.3
    25-3424.4-22.922.9
    35-4421.1-22.022.0
    45-5422.5-21.621.6
    55-599.1-9.09.0
    60-646.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationConveyancersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree15.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma31.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV10.2-21.121.1
    Year 1222.5-18.118.1
    Year 115.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below9.0-12.512.5

    Either extensive experience or a diploma or advanced diploma in conveyancing is needed to work as a Conveyancer.In some states and territories, only Solicitors can perform conveyancing work.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • national police check

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    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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    Employers look for Conveyancers and Legal Executives who have a high attention to detail, are professional, courteous and responsible.

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    1. Clerical

      77% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    2. English Language

      71% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Law and Government

      66% Skill level

      How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

    4. Computers and Electronics

      55% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    5. Customer and Personal Service

      48% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Letters and Memos

      97% Important

      How often do you write letters and memos?

    2. Electronic Mail

      97% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    3. Contact With Others

      97% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    4. Telephone

      96% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      94% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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