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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

LAW00503 Contract Law OR LAW10001 - Contract Law I AND LAW10003 - Contract Law II

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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.

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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:

  1. explain the theoretical, social, and economic values of property
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. identify fundamental issues of property law, and the context in which property law operates
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors which underlie them
    • GA4:
  4. apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs.
    • GA1:
    • GA4: