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.
- The concept of property
- Personal property
- Land and fixtures
- Tenure, estates and native title
- Creation and transfer of interests in land — legal and equitable interests
- Torrens title, indefeasibility of title and exceptions to indefeasibility of title
- Study week
- Torrens title, unregistered interests, priority rules and caveats
- Easements, profits à prendre and covenants
- Exam review
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
|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||Creativity|
|2||Identify fundamental principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||Construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||Evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
- A Moore, S Grattan & L Griggs, 2016, Australian Property Law Cases and Materials, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455237886.
- K Mackie, E Histed & J Page, 2012, Land Law in context, Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780195575712.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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