Wills, Trusts and Estates Law and Practice

Course code LES601

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This online course provides you with a specialised knowledge of wills, trusts, the administration of deceased estates, and estate and asset planning.
It will enable you to apply the practices and procedures used in common will, estate and trust practice transactions and matters.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Analyse the structure and common contents of simple wills and enduring powers of attorney, and the requirements for making a will and an enduring power of attorney.
  • Examine the key elements of a trust.
  • Analyse and apply the legal principles and practices relevant to estate and asset planning.
  • Analyse and apply aspects of the legal and general administration of a deceased estate.
  • Design effective communications to beneficiaries of an estate and a trust, as well as with personal representatives and trustees.


40% internally assessed

60% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

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