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Essential guide to property transactions

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Bundle Overview

Want to provide expert advice and guide your clients through residential and commercial property transactions with ease?

This bundle of step-by-step guides will build your capabilities across four essential – and practical – modules. You’ll learn:

  • How to draft contracts and expand your knowledge across residential land transactions
  • Your responsibilities and obligations when acting in mortgage transactions 
  • How to prepare, negotiate, execute and register commercial leases 
  • To advise clients on strata title purchase contracts and identify common strata title concepts

You may be an early-career lawyer wanting to build foundational knowledge. Or perhaps you’re a senior lawyer looking to test and sharpen your expertise. 

Either way, you’ll walk away with practical skills to support your clients with care and precision.

Please note, each bundle is delivered with jurisdictional specific coursware; below you will find a sample of NSW bundle coursware. Please choose jurisdictions that corresponds to your relevant learning requirements when adding your bundle to your cart. 

Course Overview

Are you new to conveyancing? Or need a refresher on buying and selling property across Australia?

The property landscape is constantly evolving. Market conditions are shifting. And best-practice processes are being refined as a result of digital innovations. 

You can stay ahead of the curve. And provide your clients with certainty as you guide them through the conveyancing process.

This interactive course will equip you with a step-by-step overview of e-conveyancing when acting for vendors or purchasers in real property transactions. (It’s also the perfect precursor to the College’s live course: Essential guide to buying and selling real property.)

You’ll learn how to draft and exchange contracts, and expand your knowledge across the entire conveyancing journey – from pre-settlement to post-settlement.

Course Structure

  • How and what you need to get started
  • Pre-contract considerations
  • Drafting, negotiating and signing the contract
  • Exchange of contracts
  • Pre-settlement
  • Settlement and post-settlement

Content Overview

Mortgage transactions can be complex processes. Because of this, you need to be prepared to resolve issues as they arise.

This course covers your responsibilities and obligations when you act for mortgagees or mortgagors in transactions involving a mortgage of an estate or interest in land. So you can support your clients smoothly throughout the entire procedure.

You’ll learn how to recognise, advise and act on common mortgage transaction issues. 

You’ll examine issues involving:

  • The fundamental principles of land mortgages
  • Your duties as a solicitor in NSW mortgage transactions over land 
  • Discharges, variations and priorities of mortgages
  • Mortgagee’s powers on default 
  • Mortgagor’s defences
  • The professional regulation of mortgage practices 

Note: Since 1 July 2019, all mortgages, discharges of mortgages, refinances or any combination of these must be lodged electronically.

Course Structure

  • Getting started – knowing the basics 
  • Acting for the borrower 
  • Acting for the lender
  • Preparing for settlement
  • Post-settlement and discharge of mortgage 

Course Overview

Do you know the ins and outs of leases for commercial properties – as opposed to residential properties?

In this course you’ll learn about what elements make commercial leases distinct entities, covering properties such as shops, factories and offices. 

You’ll gain the skills to process commercial leases on behalf of your clients. You’ll build your confidence to steer them through what’s involved – from preparing to amending to registering the lease.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Advise clients on entering into a commercial lease from the landlord’s (lessor) and tenant’s (lessee) perspectives 
  • Determine whether the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) applies to the transaction 
  • Carry out the steps in a commercial lease – from receiving instructions through to registration 
  • Identify the amendments required to a lease clause 

Note: This course covers leases of land under the Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) (RPA). The terms and conditions of leases of land under the old system title are substantially similar to Torrens Title leases – but there are some notable differences relating to their form, title and registration.

Course Structure

  • Getting started – knowing the basics 
  • Receive instructions 
  • Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) 
  • Prepare and submit the lease 
  • Negotiate and amend the lease 
  • Execute and register the lease

Course Overview

Want to upskill in the strata title system and allow your clients to own part of a building that can be separately titled? 

The most common forms of strata title use have been for multi-storey residential apartment buildings. Yet increasingly, the use of strata title is becoming more diverse. 

Strata schemes can be used for:

  • Freestanding homes usually consisting of no more than two or three lots (for example, three freestanding houses sharing a common driveway and pool)
  • Attached housing – such as townhouses and villas
  • Retail shops
  • Commercial offices
  • Industrial warehouses

This course will provide you with an understanding of fundamental strata concepts; the various forms of strata subdivision; and community, neighbourhood and precinct schemes.

At the end of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Identify common strata title concepts 
  • Draft checklists detailing essential information when preparing a contract for a strata title conveyance 
  • Advise clients on strata title purchase contracts

Course Structure

  • Getting started – knowing the basics 
  • Acting for the purchaser 
  • Acting for the vendor 
  • Standard contract strata title provisions


With a CPD Digital subscription, you’ll gain access to our subscription catalogue of short interactive courses, vodcasts and podcasts for an entire year. See what’s included and how you’ll benefit.


This bundle will benefit:

  • Lawyers wanting to build practical foundational knowledge and skills
  • Mid-career lawyers considering a move into property law practice or who do occasional work in this area
  • Senior lawyers looking to confirm and test their knowledge
  • Paralegals, clerks and administrative staff wanting to upskill

The course contains content that falls within the mandatory CPD categories of:

  • Professional skills
  • Substantive law

With our online on-demand interactive courses, you can learn when and where it suits you. We’ve designed each course to provide both education and enjoyment.

Each course offers a mix of engaging exercises, where you’ll gain access to:

  • Interactive activities to challenge your understanding and put your knowledge to the test. You’ll also enjoy engaging exercises, such as flip cards, quizzes and drafting activities.
  • Clearly identified outcomes so you know precisely what you’ll learn – and the skills you’ll gain. You’ll also be able to track your development and focus on key improvement areas.
  • Extended course access so you can reference the material as you need – or revisit it should life get in the way.
  • Feedback and template answers so you can refine your skills, grow your knowledge and gain fresh insights.

Each on-demand bundle contains four in-depth learning resources so you can boost your essential knowledge and skills across a practice area – more affordably.

With a bundle, you’ll earn eight CPD points, while saving 40% on the single courses.

Go in-depth as you comprehensively explore a specific practice area. Learn interactively across engaging formats like step-by-step guides, practice guides and skill series. And gain helpful learning resources you can reference when you encounter similar situations in practice.

Access each module on the College’s learning portal. When you buy a single, you’ll have 24/7 unlimited access for 12-months from the date of purchase.

Does this educational activity extend your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development?

If so, and you’re not a WA practitioner, you should claim 1 unit for each hour of participation, not including breaks. 

Please check your local CPD rules for any caps on activity types, such as the private study of non-interactive audio/visual materials. You are responsible for keeping your own CPD records and complying with your local CPD rules.

No. Western Australian practitioners who complete our on-demand courses are currently unable to claim CPD points.

However, you may earn CPD points by attending select live CPD events or by completing select CPD Interactive modules.

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