LAWS12059 - Conveyancing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit examines in greater depth the sale and purchase of an interest in land in Queensland. You will be exposed to the contractual provisions for the sale of an interest in land. You will need to identify those involved in the sale of an interest in land so as to gain not only an understanding of their contractual obligations, but also other obligations arising from the common law and legislation. This unit will examine the enforceability of contracts for the sale of an interest in land in Queensland. There will be an emphasis on the significant and evolving role of technology in land contracts and through electronic conveyancing.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite 24 credit points of law and co-requisite LAWS12066.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 20%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 50%

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 University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 96.88% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 45.71% response rate.

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.

Source: Have Your Say Student Evaluations
The textbook was a bit difficult to read and out of date.
There should be a new edition of the text prior to 2022, but UC will consider other potential texts to prescribe instead of the current text.
Action Taken
The last edition of this text was 2016 and it will need to be replaced with a new edition or new text. The publisher has been contacted and if a new edition will be released before the next offering, this will be substituted. If not, the UC will review the matter and select a more updated text.
Source: Have Your Say Student Evaluations
Further, the study guides could have had a little bit more information in them to help focus our learning.
The study guides need updating and this will be completed prior to the 2022 iteration of the unit.
Action Taken
The study guides in this unit require review and updating but this was not possible given the teaching arrangements in 2022. This task should be completed prior to the next iteration of the unit.
Source: Have Your Say Student Evaluations
Overall I thought the unit was perfect. The assignments had a mixture of fun and hard work with detailed research and application to learned knowledge necessary. I thought the tutorials were very enjoyable and I looked forward to attending as I knew I would definitely learn something. The answer sheets provided for the tutorial questions also enabled further learning and this was one aspect really appreciated as you get the leacturer's point of view on how the topic should be answered.
The mix of assessment types will be retained. The tutorial structure and answer guides will be retained.
Action Taken
Assessment types, tutorial approach and answer guides retained.
Source: SUTE
Two students requested that the first assessment be made more 'real life' rather than a Proctor article.
Upon updating of this unit, reconsider the format of the first assessment dealing with ethics.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE
Two students requested copies of the Prezi slides.
Upon updating of this unit, and in any event when the videos are redeveloped, consider making the slides available for download.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse the process of sale for various types of interests in land.
  2. Evaluate the enforceability of contracts for various types of interest in land.
  3. Identify the parties involved in the sale of an interest in land and analyse their compliance with the obligations (common law and legislative) in an encountered fact situation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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