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Step-by-step guide to the administration of estates (QLD) - On-demand

Course ID ID22028_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.

The administration of a deceased estate involves the orderly payment of the liabilities of the deceased person (including tax liabilities) from the estate assets, and the distribution of the remaining assets to the beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the will, or, if there is no will, in accordance with the statutory order applicable upon intestacy.

Where there is a will, there will usually be one or more executors appointed expressly by the will. Where there is no will, or no valid will, then usually a person will apply to the Supreme Court of Queensland for permission to administer the estate as an administrator.

This course sets out guidelines for you to follow when instructed to administer a deceased estate, whether the deceased died testate (leaving a valid will) or intestate (without leaving a valid will).

This course is divided into 5 modules where you will explore:

  • Getting started – knowing the basics
  • Advising the client
  • Administration of the estate
  • Administration of assets
  • Distribution to beneficiaries

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Order each step in the administration of estate process
  • Summarise the role and responsibilities of a personal representative; and
  • Collate the required documents to complete the administration of estate process

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