This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and apply legal principles to provide advice on property law matters to clients.  It applies to individuals whose job role involves the application of knowledge of property law in the workplace.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet educational requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - research for any changes to, or new, legislative requirements in relation to property law relevant to the client's circumstances; - apply current statute, common law and equitable principles in relation to property law that are relevant to the client's circumstances, and; - present a recommendation and advise clients after considering their circumstances and relevant property laws. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain the operation of the Australian legal systems and processes relevant to property law; - outline how laws are enacted and their underlying policy aims; - explain how those laws may be interpreted by existing common law and equitable rules and applied to property laws; - outline legal aspects of real property law, and; - outline legal aspects of personal property law.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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