The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Provides an overview of the nature of property and of real property law. The planning procedures and development process of residential and commercial projects are examined.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the nature of real property interests including the principal rights, responsibilities, regulations and controls affecting dealings in land.

2. Analyse the planning procedures and control of the development process of residential and commercial properties.


1. Property law:

  • Land titles, including native titles
  • Systems of ownership of land
  • Roles of legal, equitable interests and interest in land.

2. Planning Legislation:

  • History o f land use planning in Australia
  • Planning systems, including planning authorities, planning codes and development plans
  • Statutory powers of planning authorities,
  • Planning procedures
  • Control of the development process
  • Residential and commercial development
  • Environmental planning control and Environment Impact assessment
  • Land and Environmental court


This course replaces ARBE6340. If you have successfully completed ARBE6340 you cannot enrol in this course.

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Property [12407] and the Master of Property [12408] programs.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Weekly Reviews

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 - Property Law Issues

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - Development Process Report

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term