Course Title: Real Estate Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Real Estate Law

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Leshinsky

Course Coordinator Phone: 61 3 9925 3501

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.53

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course aims to develop your knowledge of contract and real property. law. You will examine  major topic areas including the formation of a valid contract, pre contractual negotiations, terms of the contract, breach of the contract and remedies including legislation such as the Competition and Consumer Act. Your study of Property Law includes the principles of property, doctrine of fixtures, licences and leases, indefeasibility of title, easements and covenants and ownership. You will also examine key property legislation  including relevant legislation such Property Law Act, Transfer of Land Act, Sale of Land Act and the Retail Leases Act.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following progran learning outcomes:

1. Determine and apply advanced knowledge of complex property theory to inform decision making in the local and global professional arena, demonstrating expert judgement and ethical decision making in your professional practice and discipline
4. Professionally communicate property strategy, processes, propositions and/or decision making across the property and related sectors, leading and negotiating effectively with diverse stakeholders
7. Analyse and apply social, legal, economic and environmental policy frameworks to inform and justify decision making and to provide strategic, evidenced based advice as a property professional

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyise and apply Australian legislation and judicial precedent to property practice including transactions.
  • Apply legislative frameworks to interpret property case-studies.
  • Discuss how the principles of property law impact on the rights of parties in the context of real property.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is run as a lectorial and it is intended to be as inter-active as possible. Students are encouraged to ask questions and enter into discussion with the lecturer throughout the sessions. In addition to the end of semester examination there is one assignment and a class presentation on a topic that is agreed with the lecturer.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning materials for this course are available on Blackboard and through readings.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, assignments, class papers and exam.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: