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Australian property law relates not just to tangible property, such as land, but intangibles such as intellectual property. This subject addresses significant topics, such as how to characterise types of property that can be dealt with where the rights and obligations of taxpayers are concerned.

This subject develops a sound understanding of commercial law in relation to property - including intellectual property - finance, insurance, competition and consumer law.

It will help you advise clients on the type of property that can be dealt with in commercial transactions, including tangible property, personal property and intellectual property. Including aspects of state-based laws.

It also looks at issues such as the impact of competition and consumer law, the law regulating financing transactions, and laws relating to electronic commerce.

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  • Entry requirements and learning outcomes
  • Modules, study modes and assessment
  • Recognition
  • Your tax professional instructor
  • Timetable
  • Fees
Subject Code: ATL006
Credit points: 6
CPD: 30 hours
Cost: $1,690
Delivery: distance learning
Study Per Week: 10 hours
Study Length: 12 weeks
Level: Introductory
Study Periods: 3 per year

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Entry requirements and learning outcomes

ATL006 CommLaw3 Property Law is designed to develop your understanding of the fundamental law underlying property transactions and delve into the characterisation of a property transaction as well as the differences in state and territory stamp duty laws, to investigate the true character of a property transaction.

Who is this for?

  • associate lawyer
  • certified financial planner
  • corporate tax accountant
  • lecturer or tutor
  • registered tax agents who wish to meet licence requirements
  • tax and financial advisers
  • tax manager.

Entry requirements

 To enrol in CommLaw3, you’ll need to: 
  • meet English language requirements if your 6 years of high school learning were not conducted in English 

Learning outcomes

On completion of ATL006 CommLaw3 Property Law you will be able to, but not limited to, advice on the law regulating financing of Australian commercial transactions and develop and present skilled understanding of the impact of competition and consumer law.

Modules, study modes and assessment


  • introduction to the fundamental law of real and personal property transactions
  • intellectual property
  • competition and consumer law
  • finance law
  • law relating to electronic commerce
  • insurance law

Modes of study

Distance learning

A flexible learning approach using an online learning platform supported by pre-recorded webinars and email support with a subject matter expert.

Assessment-only study 

Assessment-only study allows candidates to accelerate their studies by progressing directly to the assessments for the subject based on prior study, qualifications and experience. 

Candidates will only recieve access to past exam papers and online checkpoint tests prior to the exam. 

Enrolment inclusions

Resources made available to a candidates (excluding assessment-only structures) are:

  • access to an online learning portal
  • study materials (soft copy)
  • access to Legal Research and Reasoning Course
  • access to CCH recommended readings
  • recorded webinars
  • online checkpoint tests
  • past exam papers (where applicable)
  • access to a subject convenor for technical questions
  • access to a Tax Research session to build research skills
  • access to effective business writing skills module
  • assessment preparation resources
  • research skills webinar
  • support from trained subject coordinators.

Assessment structure

Assessment taskPass markWeighting
Online module quizzes 50% 40%
Exam 50% 60%

Please note that all assessment tasks must be passed in order to complete the subject.

Recognition of prior learning and advanced standing

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) 

RPL is a process for providing candidates credit for learning or qualifications completed before your enrolment with The Tax Institute Higher Education. 

To apply for RPL (fee $165), please complete the RPL form. Evidence of your qualifications will need to be provided with this application. 


Advanced standing 

Advanced standing is a process of transferring credits from subjects you have previously completed with The Tax Institute and The Tax Institute Higher Education. To apply for advanced standing (no fee applies), please complete the advanced standing form. 

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ATL006 CommLaw3 Property Law
Subject fee: $1,690

View our education policies

1. This subject does not attract GST.

2. Applies per subject if enrolling before the early bird close date (except for assessment only study mode and CTA1 Foundations Intensive SP1 and SP2). Please note: Key dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

3. All Tax Institute Higher Education candidates are eligible to receive Education Membership of The Tax Institute for $199 (valued at $509) upon enrolment until 30 June in the subsequent calendar year. Member fees attract GST and price quoted is inclusive of GST.