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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

Pre-requisites

LAW10003 - Contract Law II OR LAW00503 Contract Law

Anti-requisites

LAW00116 - Property Law

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 and systems of title to real property.

 

Unit content

1

The concept of property

2

Personal property

3

Personal property

4

Land and fixtures

5

Tenure and estates

6

Creation and transfer of interests in land/legal and equitable interests in land

7

Study week

8

Revision week

9

An introduction to Torrens title and indefeasibility of title

10

Torrens Title: Exceptions to indefeasibility

11

Torrens title: Exceptions to indefeasibility and state compensation

12

Torrens title:  Unregistered interests

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.

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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 principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions
3 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that 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 principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. Construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. Evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA5: