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Gold Coast
Lismore
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Session2, 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Provides students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts and different legal classifications of property; the concepts of possession, ownership, tenure and estates; systems of title to real property, and the nature and types of real property interests, including leases, mortgages, easements and covenants.

Unit content

  1. The concept of property
  2. Personal property
  3. Tenure, estates and native title
  4. Land and fixtures
  5. Creation and transfer of interests in land — legal and equitable interests
  6. Torrens title, indefeasibility of title and exceptions to indefeasibility of title
  7. Study week
  8. Torrens title, unregistered interests, priority rules and caveats
  9. Leases
  10. Mortgages
  11. Co-ownership
  12. Easements, profits à prendre and covenants
  13. Exam review

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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 Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 Identify fundamental principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
4 Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
5 Construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
6 Evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs Intellectual rigour Creativity Ethical practice Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the theoretical, social and economic values of property
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Identify fundamental principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. Evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning