Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Mackie K, Histed, E & Page, J, 2012, Land Law in context, Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780195575712.
  • Moore, A, Grattan, S & Griggs, L, 2016, Australian Property Law Cases and Materials, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455237886.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Critical review40%
Exam: open book60%


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Critical review40%
Exam: open book60%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Critical review40%
Exam: open book60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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