This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply conveyancing law through a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and the procedures and documentation associated with conveyancing transactions for the sale and purchase of Victorian land, in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to discuss and document findings - analytical skills to: - identify and evaluate application of rules and provisions under the Sale of Land Act - determine application of specific conveyancing processes and procedures to particular circumstances and contexts - determine appropriate application of rules, processes and principles for addressing breaches of contract, sale of illegal structures, unethical auction practices and other disputes Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant international, Federal, State and local government legislative and statutory requirements, regulations and provisions pertaining to sale of land contracts and conveyancing - the provisions of the Building Act in relation to insurance obligations of builders and owner-builders - general principles of the law of contract as relevant to sale of land transactions, including: - formalities required for a binding contract for the sale of land - terms implied by courts in relation to contracts for the sale of land - terms commonly expressly contained in contracts for the sale of land - investigation of title - procedures required to complete a conveyancing transaction - statutory intervention in contracts for the sale of land - law relating to defective building work and illegal structures in the context of sales of land - the role of estate agents in the sale of land - law and practices specifically relating to auction sales - dispute resolution strategies and formal agencies for resolution of disputes

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