The award of the title of Fellow of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers is a recognition of outstanding service to the profession coupled with high levels of ability and professionalism.
The first fellowships were presented at the national conference held in West Australia on 7 May 1998.
The following Bylaw was approved in 2003 -
In order to become a Fellow of the Institute, a member must submit an application, endorsed by two Associate* members, to the relevant Division Council. A $150.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application. The application must be recommended by the relevant Division Council and in order to be eligible, an Associate* member must fulfil the following criteria.
The member must be an Associate* member, and a practising conveyancer for a minimum of ten years. The member must have a professional reputation of a high order and high ethical standards and must have made a significant contribution to the furtherance of the conveyancing profession.
An applicant must demonstrate a minimum of three of the following:
has served the profession with distinction;
has a high level of general knowledge of conveyancing;
has a high level of managerial and professional ability;
has made a significant contribution when serving on the Division Council or the Australian Council;
Following the Division Council’s recommendation, the matter will be referred to the Australian Council, which may elect the applicant as a Fellow of the institute. The decision of the Australian Council is final and binding.
* ‘Associate’ refers to an Ordinary, or Full-Member, the name of which may vary from State to State.