This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to employ property law concepts and applications, including analysis of estates and interests, mortgages, easements, and covenants, tenancies, and adverse possession, in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.
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:
- communication skills to work with clients, colleagues, management, relevant specialist personnel under direction, independently or within a team;
- research to identify and source legislation and provisions relevant to property law;
- critical analysis skills to research and evaluate the history and development of relevant legislation and provisions such as Torrens title systems and Transfer of Land Act;
- research, critical analysis and organisational skills to investigate the nature and principles of the property law and its application across a wide range of relevant circumstances, and;
- analytical, literacy and technical writing skills to interpret information, prepare documents and reports.
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
- relevant Federal and State and local government legislative and statutory provisions pertaining to property law, and;
- principles, aims and circumstances property law.
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