Course Title: Interpret legislation to complete work in the property industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

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Class Section:

Course Code: LAW5743C

Course Title: Interpret legislation to complete work in the property industry

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4394 - Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Course Contact: Mimma Luppino

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4979

Course Contact Email: mimma.luppino@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to source and interpret legislation affecting operations in the property industry. It includes identifying and applying statutory interpretation techniques, identifying and tracking changes to relevant property industry legislation and industry codes of conduct, and maintaining appropriate records.

The unit supports the work of professionals in the property industry, including licensed real estate and stock and station agents, strata managers and their authorised representatives, with regard to identifying, interpreting and applying legislation and industry codes of conduct affecting property operations.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States and Territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPDSM4009 Interpret legislation to complete work in the property industry

Element:

1. Identify legal principles and legislative requirements affecting property operations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.      Legal framework in which property organisations operate is identified.

1.2.      Components of statute law and their relationships are identified with respect to their application to practice in the property industry.

1.3.      Source documents for legislation and regulations relating to provision of property services are identified and accessed.

Element:

2. Interpret legislative requirements affecting property operations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.      Structure of property legislation and regulations are identified.

2.2.      Common interpretation problems with property legislation and regulations are identified.

2.3.      Rules and techniques for interpreting property legislation and regulations are identified and applied.

Element:

3. Identify changes to legislation and regulations affecting agency or organisation operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1.      Processes that lead to changes in property legislation and regulations are identified.

3.2.      Source documents for amendment legislation relevant to the provision of agency or organisation services are identified and accessed.

3.3.      Techniques for tracking amendments to property legislation and regulations are identified and applied.

3.4.      Implications of changes to legislative and regulatory requirements are identified and addressed in line with agency or organisation practice.

3.5.      Strategies for identifying amendments to legislation and regulations are implemented.

3.6.      Changes to legislative and regulatory requirements are communicated to appropriate people.

 

Element:

4. Comply with relevant industry codes

Performance Criteria:

4.1.      Industry codes of conduct are sourced and accessed.

4.2.      Relationship between industry codes of conduct and legislative requirements are identified.

4.3.      Key principles and responsibilities of industry codes of conduct are interpreted and applied to own work.

4.4.      Commitment to complying with industry codes of conduct is demonstrated through own ethical behaviour.

Element:

5. Maintain records of legislation and industry codes

Performance Criteria:

5.1.      Agency or organisation processes for maintaining records of changes to legislation and industry codes are identified.

5.2.      Records of changes to legislation and industry codes are maintained.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this, course you should be able to:
1. Identify legal principles and legislative requirements affecting property operations.
   1.1 Legal framework in which property organisations operate is identified.
   1.2 Components of statute law and their relationships are identified with respect to their application to practice in the property industry.
   1.3 Source documents for legislation and regulations relating to provision of property services are identified and accessed.
2. Interpret legislative requirements affecting property operations.
   2.1 Structure of property legislation and regulations are identified.
   2.2 Common interpretation problems with property legislation and regulations are identified.
   2.3 Rules and techniques for interpreting property legislation and regulations are identified and applied.
3. Identify changes to legislation and regulations affecting agency or organisation operations.
   3.1 Processes that lead to changes in property legislation and regulations are identified.
   3.2 Source documents for amendment legislation relevant to the provision of agency or organisation services are identified and accessed.
   3.3 Techniques for tracking amendments to property legislation and regulations are identified and applied.
   3.4 Implications of changes to legislative and regulatory requirements are identified and addressed in line with agency or organisation practice.
   3.5 Strategies for identifying amendments to legislation and regulations are implemented.
   3.6 Changes to legislative and regulatory requirements are communicated to appropriate people.
4. Comply with relevant industry.
   4.1 Industry codes of conduct are sourced and accessed.
   4.2 Relationship between industry codes of conduct and legislative requirements are identified.
   4.3 Key principles and responsibilities of industry codes of conduct are interpreted and applied to own work.
   4.4 Commitment to complying with industry codes of conduct is demonstrated through own ethical behaviour.
5. Maintain records of legislation and industry codes.
   5.1 Agency or organisation processes for maintaining records of changes to legislation and industry codes are identified.
Records of changes to legislation and industry codes are maintained.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be accessing online materials and resources.
The program area is designed with interactivity utilizing drop down information through online presentations. This information is packaged within videos and text.

The learning material is accessed via Blackboard (RMIT Learning Management System or LMS).

Interaction with other students is encouraged through Google Communities to engage with other students and facilitate their learning.
Online support and feedback is provided by educators via both Blackboard and Google communities to assist in learning activities


Teaching Schedule

Students are expected to engage in online learning at their own pace within the delivery period of the program area (course).
The program area (course) is structured to provide sequential learning. Please see the assessment matrix below.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include but not limited to a variety of methods including written short answers, assignments, online quizzes, interactive tasks and multiple choice questions. You will be asked to demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.


Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency over a range of assessment tasks.
The assessment methods may include:

  • multiple choice
  • online quizzes
  • short answer questions
  • written tasks
  • assignments
  • case studies
  • workplace evidence

Feedback will be provided to you throughout the program through Blackboard and/or Google communities.
All assessment tasks must be submitted within the given time frame to avoid timing out.
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/ (http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/). All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically.


Assessment Matrix

 The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the elements and performance criteria as stipulated in the unit of competency. The assessment matrix is available on BlackBoard with links to the Assessment task sheet (ATS).

 

Assessment Code

Assessment Name

Elements

Performance Criteria

LPQ002

Legal Principles Multiple choice

1, 2, 3,

1.1, 1.2, 1.3,

2.1, 2.2, 2.3,

3.1, 3.2,

LRO001

Assignment

3, 5

3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2

SAQ008

Multiple choice

4

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Other Information

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