Conveyancing is no longer a career just for lawyers! Turn your interest in property and land law into a conveyancing career.
We are the only New Zealand provider authorised to offer this unique qualification. A few years ago conveyancing as a separate profession in New Zealand didn't exist. Then along came a law change which opened up this exciting new legal profession.
This diploma meets the requirements set by the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers and it enables graduates to specialise in the legal field involved in the transfer of residential and commercial property.
The course provides an understanding of the laws and systems governing property, land, finance, commerce and contracts. You can also develop skills in the administration of estates.
- Flexible, fully online, interactive virtual classroom learning
- Property developers and anyone with a keen interest in law will also enjoy this course
- We are the sole provider – you can’t study this essential course anywhere else!
- A popular way for legal executives to up-skill into a new profession
Read more about the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma of Conveyancing (Level 6)
|Next intake||Feb 2020 View more details|
2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
This course is made up of a total of 16 papers. You can choose to study either full time and will take four trimesters (approx. two years) to complete or part-time up to six years.
Part-time study available
Offered online or partly online
|Indicative Fees||$7,099 (approx $444 per topic/paper) total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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As conveyancing is a relatively new specialist profession, this diploma offers exciting opportunities to work for conveyancing firms, law firms, or government departments.
After two years in the industry, graduates can also apply for a NZSOC practising certificate which allows them to work as a self-employed conveyancer. Conveyancers carry out the legal work in the sale and purchase of properties and land (both residential and commercial).
Potential employers include conveyancing firms, law firms, local authorities, and Government departments.
Topics you'll cover
This course is made up of 16 compulsory topics:
- JUST5003 New Zealand Legal System
- JUST5004 Law Office Practice
- JUST6006 Contract Law
- LAWS6018 Introduction to Conveyancing
- LAWS6019 Professional Practice of Conveyancers
- JUST6008 Business Law (JUST5003 New Zealand Legal System and JUST6006 Contract Law)
- JUST6009 Estates Law (JUST5003 New Zealand Legal System and JUST6006 Contract Law)
- JUST6007 Land Law (JUST5003 New Zealand Legal System and JUST6006 Contract Law)
- LAWS6020 Specialist Land 1 (LAWS6018 Introduction to Conveyancing and JUST6007 Land Law)
- LAWS6021 Stakeholder Relationships
- LAWS6022 Finance (JUST6008 Business Law and JUST6007 Land Law)
- LAWS6023 Commercial Conveyancing Practice (JUST5003 New Zealand Legal System, JUST6006 Contract Law and JUST6008 Business Law)
- LAWS6024 Conveyancing Legislation (JUST5003 New Zealand Legal System)
- LAWS6025 Specialist Land 2 (LAWS6018 Introduction to Conveyancing and JUST6007 Land Law)
- LAWS6026 Property Conveyancing Practices (JUST6008 Business Law)
- LAWS6027 Managing Client Cases (LAWS6019 Professional Practice of Conveyancers and LAWS6020 Specialist Land 1)
Note: The prerequisites are noted in brackets against the topic.
Six of the 16 courses JUST5003, JUST5004, JUST6006, JUST6007, JUST6008, JUST6009 are attributable to either New Zealand Diploma of Conveyancing or New Zealand Diploma in Legal Executive Studies.
|Indicative Fees *||$7,099 (approx $444 per topic/paper) total cost of qualification for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
All students should allow between $75 - $200 per topic for textbooks and legislation costs.
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
If you are under 20 years of age, you must meet the following criteria to gain entry into this course:
- Year 12 School Leavers/Year 12 qualifications:
Fifty (50) credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in Mathematics, English and one other subject, including a minimum of eight literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Māori; four credits must be in reading and four credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards.
- Year 13 School Leavers/Year 13 qualifications:
A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects; and 12 credits in Mathematics at Level 2 or higher; four credits at Level 2 or above in Reading; and four credits at Level 2 or above in Writing.
If you are over 20 years of age, there are no entry requirements.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, Toi Ohomai offers foundation and bridging courses - take a look at our New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4).
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology reserves the right to vary the entry requirements for entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Conveyancing course after consultation with the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; OR
Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.
Students accepted on to the course will also require the following:
- Access to a computer and reliable high speed internet service
- Internet Explorer or Firefox (latest)
- Microphone, speakers, web cam (headset)
- Microsoft Word - minimum version 97-2003
- Latest Adobe Flash - free to download from Adobe online
- Latest Adobe Reader - free to download from Adobe online
- Latest Java installed
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Online||Online||17 Feb 2020|
|Online||Online||6 Jul 2020|
- 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- This course is made up of a total of 16 papers. You can choose to study either full time and will take four trimesters (approx. two years) to complete or part-time up to six years.
- Part-time study available
- Offered online or partly online