Conveyancers provide expert services to people who want to buy or sell a property, and the Australian Institute of Conveyancers, or AIC, is the top national organization that represents and supports the conveyancing occupation in Australia. The main goals of AIC in all the five territories and states represented are as follow:
· To offer a high level of continuing personal development and education through the CPC (Certified Practicing Conveyancer) course
· To provide members with a significant and current information flow
· To develop valuable business opportunities service providers and supporting partners
· To assist individuals who want to enter the real estate market find licensed conveyancers to assist with their property transaction
The Australian Institute of Conveyancers has divisional agents in Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, South Wales, Tasmania, and Victoria, as well as a relationship with the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers. It is regulated by a national committee that has created an excellent 3-year strategic program to improve the profile, as well as shared recognition of this line of work, covering a number of legislative problems among jurisdictions; compliance with the policy of the national competition; and an outline for National Occupational Licensing.
The Australian Council is AIC’s governing body, and its responsibility is to represent the conveyancing profession’s views, supervise the operational tasks of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers, as it puts the strategic measures into practice, and then lay down policies, which is reviewed on a yearly basis to accomplish the mission and execute the goals specified in the constitution. The Australian Council examines the problems and environment effect on conveyancers all over Australia and creates strategic responses and initiatives to develop the vision of AIC of a national occupation of conveyancing agents.
Members of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers
South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory, and New South Wales are the AIC members. AIC’s individual conveyancer and conveyancing-related firm membership is via their state division. Territory and state governments are in charge of issuing conveyancing license, and the requirements for licensing vary from one jurisdiction to another.
New South Wales Division
The Association of Property Conveyancers, which later became AIC’s NSW Division, was created by an unregulated conveyancing group to petition for the licensing of professional conveyancing agents. The number of these professionals has been fast rising since the Conveyancers Licensing Act 1992 was passed and the job permitted under the Conveyancers Licensing Act 1995 has increased.
Northern Territory Division
The AIC’s NT Division was established by Jeff Hockley in 1993.
South Australia Division
Most work that involves conveyancing in South Australia is carried out by Conveyancers Act 1994 registered licensed conveyancers. Since 1923, there have been groups that represent professional conveyancers. In 1973, the Landbrokers Society of South Australia was established, and later became AIC’s SA Division.
In 2004, the Tasmanian Government passed the Conveyancing Act. AIC’s Tasmanian Division was formed after the AGM of the Australian Institute of Coveyancers in 2008.
Established in 1989, the VCA (Victorian Conveyancers’ Association) was established in 1989. It was in 1991 that the organization was incorporated, with rules to supervise and uphold superior ethics and professional service standards among autonomous non-lawyer conveyancing agents. In 1997, it became AIC’s Victorian Division.
Western Australia Division
The Settlement Agents Association in WA was incorporated in 1978. It was in 1995 that the SAA was recognized as AIC’s WA Division.
Conveyancing Australia is an impartial website providing useful information to Australians considering employing the services of conveyancers. As the purchase or sale of property is a relatively infrequent event there is much confusion over when a conveyancer is needed, why and what benefits we as profession have to offer.