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Unit description

Introduces students to the law relating to interests in real property by presenting an overview of the history of land law from its beginnings in mediaeval England to present day Australia. It intends to familiarise students with the way in which these interests in real property are transferred.

Unit content

Topic 1 Land Law concepts
Topic 2 Concurrent interests
Topic 3 Torrens system
Topic 4 Leases
Topic 5 Mortgages
Topic 6 Easements and covenants
Topic 7 Native title

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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1distinguish between the various types of real property interests and systems of title that exist in New South Wales today;Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2recognise the legislative framework in which the various interests in land exist and the significant implications that arise from the different types of interests in land;Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate knowledge of some of the documents required for the actual transferring of interests in land, so that they are then able to undertake further study in this area;Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate accurate information about land law.Intellectual rigourCreativity

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

  1. distinguish between the various types of real property interests and systems of title that exist in New South Wales today;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. recognise the legislative framework in which the various interests in land exist and the significant implications that arise from the different types of interests in land;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate knowledge of some of the documents required for the actual transferring of interests in land, so that they are then able to undertake further study in this area;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate accurate information about land law.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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