Course Title: Property Law
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2010
Course Code: LAW5042
Course Title: Property Law
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)
Course Contact : Joanne Mackay
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5540
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Robyn Lang Ph: 99251565 Email: email@example.com
Stephen Payne sessional teacher Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 51
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
LAW5040 Legal Process [VBM898]
This module covers property, land holding and transfer, real estate holdings, proving the existence of estates in land, general law land holding, the Torrens System, adverse possession, estates of certain duration, mortgages, easements and covenants.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBM896 Property Law
1. Determine and define the concept of property and the basis of land holding and transfer
2. Analyse the various holdings in real estate and assess the implications for the holder of any of the various interests.
3. Analyse and assess the various methods by which a person may prove that they possess a particular interest in land.
4. Analyse and evaluate the main features of common law title analysis and disposition of a common law holding.
5. Determine and assess the main features of the Torrens title system in relation to the transfer and proof of ownership of an interest in land.
6. Examine the nature of a possessory title.
7. Examine the nature of estates which are less than freehold and which may encumber freehold estates.
8. Establish the nature and the function of a mortgage at common law and within the operation of the Transfer of Land.
9. Analyse and assess the basic nature and function of an easement and covenant.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will study property law skills required to take instructions in relation to a transaction, and theory in class sessions and through prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments
|Week||Week beginning||Content 10% activities over the semester|
|1||feb 8||Introduction to Property Law Concepts|
|2||feb 15||Fixtures and chattels|
|3||feb 22||Fixture and chattels / Co - ownership|
|4||mar 1||Presentations 15% / Co - ownership|
|5||mar 8||Old Law system|
|6||mar 15||Torrens system|
|7||mar 22||Torrens system|
|apr 1 -7||Student vacation|
|9||apr 12||Class Test 30%|
|10||apr 19||Adverse possession|
|11||apr 26 (Anzac Day holiday 26)||Mortgages|
|13||may 10||Leases and Tenancies|
|14||may 17||Leases and Tenancies|
|15||may 24||Easements and covenants|
|16||may 31||Easements and covenants / Revision|
Final test open book on whole semester 45%
|18||june 14 (Queens B’Day holiday 14)||Review and student feedback|
There is no prescribed text and students will be refered to various references for each topic throughout the semester.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will consist of in class exercises, presentations and written tests.
Task 1 Students are required to engage in discussion and class activities and exercises – 10% allocation.
Task 2 Students are required to work in teams of 3 (except part time students who will work individually) to prepare an explanation of a chosen certificate of title. The team will present a summary of the findings to the class in week 4 – 15%.
Task 3 A test will be conducted in week 9 in relation to the topics up to and including the Torrens system. The test will be held under open book conditions. A total of 30% of the final assessment in this course is allocated to this test.
Task 4 The final test is conducted under open book conditions and requires the student to answer a number of true/false, multiple choice, and short case study type questions. This test accounts for 45% of the final assessment in this course.
|In class activities 10%||assignment/ presentation 15%||mid semster test 30%||final test 45%|
|concept of property and title||x||x||x||x|
|interests in land||x||x||x||x|
|fixtures and chattels||x||x||x|
|old law title||x||x||x|
|leases and tenancies||x||x||x|
|easements and covenants||x||x||x|
The teaching and assessment schedule is draft only at the time of writing and is subject to occasional variation
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