Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Building on Property A, the unit examines proprietary interests that arise through the operation of equity, and co-ownership of land and goods. It then examines the Torrens System of registered title to land and 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; status and enforceability of unregistered interests; the caveat system; and the priority rules for registered and unregistered interests.


At the successful completion of this Unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of property law, building upon learning in previous units;
  2. Identify, research, evaluate and synthesize relevant factual, legal and policy issues;
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual and legal skills to interpret judicial decisions and legislation;
  4. Engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices among alternatives;
  5. Demonstrate cognitive skill, creativity and professional judgement to formulate appropriate responses to complex legal problems;
  6. Communicate and collaborate effectively and persuasively; and
  7. Work with autonomy, independence and professionalism


(1) Collaborative research and writing assignment (20%)
(2) 2 hour final exam (plus 30 mins reading and noting time) (80%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112; LAW2111
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015:
LAW1100 or Law1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102 ; LAW3401 or LAW2112


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW3111