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This unit covers the legal and administrative aspects of property development and land use control. You will be introduced to the contemporary land use planning regime used in Australia and its operation for the management of property development. You will examine the history and principles of environmental planning, the mechanisms in use for the control of land use, and the procedure required for gaining approval for developing land for a more productive use as well as dispute resolution options.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: PROP11001 Property Valuation and FINC19014 Property Investment and Finance
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
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Previous Student Feedback
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review,
the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Bachelor of Property assessment review and discipline discussion
Given the extensive coverage of complex valuation approaches in other property units there is potential to include further consideration of time-based residual and feasibility analysis in this unit.
The module addressing residual analysis and feasibility was partially extended to include further information on time-based, Discounted Cash Flow, analysis. This will require further revisions of study guides and provides scope to extend the assignment brief to encourage more advanced approaches to the feasibility analysis.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Explain the history, principles and current operation of land use planning in Australia
Apply planning principles to particular properties to achieve acceptable development outcomes for owners and the community
Demonstrate the procedures involved in obtaining development approval, including the management of dispute resolution
Undertake legal research to identify case law, legislation, policies and procedures relevant to particular property development and planning problems
Apply ethical judgement for appropriate planning and development outcomes.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Practical Assessment - 50%
2 - Examination - 50%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
1 - Practical Assessment - 50%
2 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources
Authors: Richard Reed
2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon , Oxon OX14
2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon , Oxon OX14 ,
Australian Property Investment and Financing
Edition: 3rd edn
Authors: Patrick Rowland
Additional Textbook Information
The prescribed textbook can be accessed online at the CQUniversity Library website. Access may be limited. If you would prefer your own copy, purchase either paper or eBook versions at the CQUni Bookshop here:http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au(search on the Unit code)