Engage with and analyse fundamental property law concepts including commercial and retail leases, strata and community title, freehold and leasehold covenants and securities in land and personal property. You’ll explore and interpret a number of key real and personal property interests, bringing together diverse theoretical and practical perspectives to enhance your deeper knowledge of this core legal discinpline.

Topics in this unit include:

  • The idea of property in land
  • The fee simple estate
  • Strata title schemes
  • Commercial and retail leases
  • The PPSA regime
  • The diversity of property


SCU Associate Pofessor John Page on the Advanced Property Law unit.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse and apply fundamental conceptual understandings of property
  • Identify the diversity of modern property types, interests and ownerships
  • Evaluate and compare the content and nature of private property rights
  • Explain key property interests and integrate this knowledge into professional practice.

Unit assessor

Dr John Page
Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Justice.


You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Quiz: 10%
  • Reflective writing: 20%
  • Reflective writing: 20%
  • Exam (take home): 50%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Laws (Business Law)Master of Business Law and Graduate Certificate in Business Law.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.