This course introduces students to the conceptual and philosophical foundations of the law of property in Australia with a particular emphasis on personal property. A core aim of the course is to develop an understanding of a 'proprietary interest' and the different types of interests in property which Australian law recognises. The course includes coverage of the recent reforms introduced by the Commonwealth concerning the regulation of personal property interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2012 (Cth). This course is intended to be the first of two core property law courses for students enrolled in the LLB program. The other will be a course on Land law. This course traverses the following themes: Conceptual foundations of 'property'; Personal property (including ownership and possessory title); Principles governing the creation and disposal and enforcement of rights to property; Nature and classification of statutory, legal and equitable interests in property (including personal property and an introduction to interests in land); Doctrine of tenure and estates; Introduction to indigenous property rights including native title; Regulatory regime for resolving competing claims to property; and Regulation of personal property security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
LAWS11057 Introduction to Law; and
LAWS11059 Statutory Interpretation; and
24 units of credit (4 courses) in the LLB program.
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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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||15%|
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||15%|
|3. Group Discussion||10%|
|4. Written Assessment||60%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 63.44% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This course satisfies in part the Legal Practitioner's Admission Board requirements in property law.
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