Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2014 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2014 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2014 (Day)


Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


This real property unit builds upon LAW7267 Principles of Property Law. The unit introduces students to rights and duties arising under proprietary interests in land owned by another viz, mortgages, easements, restrictive covenants and profits prendre. The unit also examines in detail the operation of the Torrens System of registered title to land and the provisions of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic), including: the registration process; the meaning and purpose of indefeasible title: fraud and other exceptions to indefeasibility:, the compensation provisions: the status and enforceability of unregistered interests: the caveat system: and the priority rules for both registered and unregistered interests.


On completion of this unit students will be able to

  1. integrate knowledge of property law principles and exercise analytic skill and professional judgment to generate appropriate responses to moderately complex problems
  2. critically evaluate the social and economic purposes and effects of property law principles, using theories, broader contexts and comparative perspectives
  3. research independently, synthesise and analyse property law information in standard formats to create new understandings or new applications
  4. interpret, communicate and present property law ideas effectively and persuasively to specialist and non-specialist audiences and peers


Research and writing exercise (2250 words): 30%; final examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nicole Bieske (Trimester 1)
Dr Nicole Bieske (Trimester 2)
Ms Alicia Wright (Trimester 3)

Workload requirements

2.5 hours per week x 12 weeks


LAW7079 and LAW7212 or LAW7470, LAW7267, LAW7428 and LAW7429 or LAW7265