Course Title: Property Law Advanced
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Property Law Advanced
Credit Points: 12.00
325H Property, Construction & Project Management
|Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019
Course Coordinator: Rebecca Leshinsky
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3501
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k
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
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
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
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
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 consists of:
Task 1: Mid semester test. Weighting: 20%. Individual work: Interpret and apply property legislation to determine property ownership rights. CLO1
Task 2: Court case analysis. Weighting: 30%. Individual work: 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. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4.
Task 3: Short answers/legal problem/essay questions. Weighting: 50%. Individual work: 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. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
Equitable Learning Services
Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.