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MMP721 - Property and Real Estate 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: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SRP721
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Tom Keel


Incompatible with:


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 - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online classes


This unit aims to give students an understanding of the Australian property law system including: the historical basis of the system, ownership models, property law concepts, and rights and interests that impact property.

On completion of the unit students should be able to:

  • discuss the various sources of law relating real property
  • discuss in detail property law principles as they relate to real property
  • explain of the role of industry bodies in the property market
  • discuss the various rights, interests and encumbrances that affect property ownership
  • explain the land registration system


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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Identify and interpret pertinent sources of law impacting on property ownership in Australia.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Interpret and critically evaluate the scope and suitability of specific property law principles and findings in relation to real property ownership.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critial thinking


Prepare a professional report for a property client to communicate findings and recommendations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
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 
Assessment 1 1500 words 25% Week 5
Assessment 2 1500 words 25% Week 9
Examination 2 hours 50% examination 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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMP721 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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