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MMP223 - Property Law and Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MMP121, SRP121
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Tom Keel


Incompatible with: MMP121, SRP121
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit examines the property and real estate marketplace and operation of the stakeholders within.  It discusses the concept of property and ownership in Australia, as well as the general law and Torrens land registration systems in the context of professional property and real estate agency practice.  Reference is made to professional institutions, ethics and industry standards Again with reference to professional practice, the unit further examines  the legal nature of land, improvements fixtures and chattels, encumbrances, easements, restrictive covenants, rights, co-ownership, subdivision, joint tenancy, tenancy in common, licences and leases.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Explain the historical underpinnings of property law in Australia

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Describe, analyse and report on different interests impacting on property

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Locate, analyse and cite pertinent sources of law impacting on property

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Evaluate and analyse data on property markets to propose informed recommendations

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Prepare academic essay and report for hypothetical client

GLO2: Communication

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assignment 1 (Individual) - Written Repor 1250 words 25% Week 5
Assignment 2 (Individual) - Written Repor 1250 words 25% Week 10
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle Requirement: students are to achieve at least 50% of the available marks in the examination

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMP223 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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