UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Provides students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts and different legal classifications of property; the concepts of ownership and possession of property; the nature and types of proprietary interests; systems of title to real property; and particular interests in real property including co-ownership, future interests, perpetuities and accumulations, easements, covenants, mortgages, leases and licences.
Topic 1 The concept of property
Topic 2 Personal property
Topic 3 Land and fixtures
Topic 4 Tenure, estates, and native title
Topic 5 Creation and transfer of interests in land - legal and equitable interests
Topic 6 Torrens title, indefeasibility of title and exceptions to indefeasibility of title
Topic 7 Torrens title, unregistered interests, priority rules, and caveats
Topic 8 Leases
Topic 9 Mortgages
Topic 10 Common property - co-ownership and strata title
Topic 11 Co-ownership and strata title
Topic 12 Revision
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the theoretical, social, and economic values of property|
|2||identify fundamental issues of property law, and the context in which property law operates|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors which underlie them|
|4||apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems|
|5||construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts|
|6||evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
explain the theoretical, social, and economic values of property
identify fundamental issues of property law, and the context in which property law operates
demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors which underlie them
apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems
construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts
evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs.
- Bradbrook, A et al., 2011, Australian Property Law Cases and Materials, 4th edn, Lawbook Co Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455227900.
- Mackie, K, Histed, E & Page, J, 2012, Australian Land Law in context, 1st edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 978 0 19 557571 2.