Australian Property Law

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

This unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and offered through RMIT University, considers how the law defines the notion of property ownership and how property law can be used to resolve disputes and irregularities.

In this unit, there is a particular focus on Australia’s predominant land ownership system – the Torrens title system, which has been adhered to for over 150 years. Australian Property Law as an academic unit that attempts to familiarise law students with the concept of property and the laws surrounding this. Topics covered include: the nature and type of proprietary interests; possession and title; legal and equitable interests; the creation of proprietary interests; co-ownership; servitudes and security interests; and priority rules and remedies.

The unit also touches upon other aspects of the law such as contract and tort law.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must have been accepted onto the Juris Doctor degree program at RMIT University

AND

  • Must have completed Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

AND

  • Must have completed Fundamentals of Contract Law or Contract Law

Areas of study

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Juris Doctor, RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This postgraduate Australian Property Law unit should prove indispensable for those wishing to study the intricacies of the legal system and pursue a future career in property law. Students who successfully negotiate this demanding unit will be able to understand what the notion of property means and how the relationship between persons and proprietary interests differs from other legal relationships.

Students will also be able to analyse and identify the major categories of proprietary interests that exist in both real and personal property, and apply the rules that govern the creation of proprietary interests at law and in equity. For those who aren’t set on a particular career yet, the unit also has a number of benefits in terms of skill sets that can be applied more generally.

Analytical skills, as well as the ability to problem solve, will be refined and developed through the application of theory to resolve actual case studies. Students who have studied law for a number of years, but who maybe don’t wish to specialise in property law, will find that case analysis, statutory interpretation, oral communication, teamwork, legal research, and legal writing skills are all improved.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Australian Property Law from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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