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 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: LAWS 12065 Foundation of Property Law.

Corequisite: LAWS12066 Land Law.

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 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 56.41% 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: Course evaluation
Assessment design
Thought will be given ensuring assessments are designed with accuracy and clarity to ensure to purpose and expected outcomes are clearly understood even though factual scenarios and or conveyancing documents maybe in their nature ambiguous to test the students' legal and problem skills and discernment.
Action Taken
Done. I believe students understood the purpose and expected outcomes of the assessment tasks.
Source: Course evaluation
Assessment return
Assessments will be returned in a timely manner.
Action Taken
Done. I provided students with comprehensive feedback in a timely manner.
Source: John Milburn
In term 2, 2018 for LAWS12059, I used UCROO as the primary online discussion platform for students. UCROO is to be phased out.
Use the Q&A platform in Moodle as the primary discussion forum.
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.

The unit is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Board of Queensland.

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
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment