Course Title: Land Law and Conveyancing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Land Law and Conveyancing

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Joanne Mackay

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5540

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.05.18

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
042893 - Commercial Law (LAW2477 or equivalent course code)

Course Description

The course provides you with detailed knowledge of property law concepts and applications including analysis of estates and interests, mortgages, easements and covenants, leases and adverse possession.
The course will also examine the procedure for conveyancing transactions for the sale and purchase of real estate in Victoria. You will investigate title, parties to transactions and the legislative requirements for the sale of land contracts and settlement procedures.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Explain the notion of property and apply property law concepts relating to estates and interests, mortgages, easements and covenants, tenancies and adverse possession.
  2. Analyse the Torrens system of title registration and the effect of registration and the effect of registration upon the creation and enforcement of interests in registered land.
  3. Examine the procedure in conveyancing transactions, the sale and purchase of land in Victoria and evaluate the relevance of common law principles and legislative provisions
  4. Apply and integrate legal theory and practice in conveyancing in authentic work examples.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4
Assessment Task 2: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.