Course Title: Property Law Advanced

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Property Law Advanced

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Leshinsky

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3501

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.53

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course, BUIL1247 Introduction to Built Environment Law before you commence this course

Course Description

This course will build on the knowledge and skills you developed in Built Environment Law and develop your knowledge of property law at an advanced level. The objectives of this course are to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately interpret and apply property law to the Australian property sectors. This course aims to build your capacity to critically analyse and apply property legislation as a property professional.

This is supported by a study of:
• Overview of real property law and legal definitions of property,
• History of Property Law
• Title systems, estates interests and encumbrances in land
• Leasehold interests, mortgages, easements, caveats, restrictive covenants,
• Features and operation of the Torrens title system,
• Overview of co-ownership and strata titles, community titles,
• Important local property legislation and regulations
• Principles of Customary (native) titles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1 Determine and apply knowledge of complex property and valuation theory to your professional practice and/or further study
2 Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse property and valuation stakeholders
3 Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues

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

• Interpret and apply property legislation to determine property ownership rights
• Apply principles of property law to current case studies
• Describe the origins and evolution of Australian property law and how this impacts on current ownership rights
• Apply property law principles to formulate and provide professional property advice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course comprise lectures and workshops. Learning activities include presentations/lectures from guest speakers from industry, problem solving exercises and class discussions.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A textbook is required for this course along with supplementary reading relating to any new legislation.

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 class exercises, tests and final exam.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback and by individual consultation.

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.
An assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .