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Step-by-step guide to powers of attorney (VIC) - On-demand

Course ID ID22020_WEP1

  • Online
  • 2
  • Foundation

You can purchase and access this content at any time for up to 6 (six) months from the date of purchase

In an ageing population, power of attorney applications are increasing in frequency. Both general and enduring powers of attorney have significant advantages for your client. It allows the appointed attorney authority to handle the applicant’s business, banking, real estate, insurance, investment, pension and gift transactions.

This course will guide you through critical information to understand the process, complexities and associated risks when dealing with this substitute decision making instrument. The course is divided into 6 modules where you will explore:

  • Key terms and principles
  • Client interview: getting instructions
  • Formal requirements
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Drafting a general power of attorney
  • Advising on an enduring power of attorney

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 2 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $198.00

Alumni/Member Price $178.20

Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.


Mandatories covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills