Personal Property Securities

18 July 2013

This August intensive provides an examination of the rationale and principles which informed the drafting of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).

Taught by Professor Sheelagh McCracken and Professor John Stumbles, Personal Property Securities explores pre-requisites under the Act for the creation of an enforceable security interest and the concepts of 'attachment' and 'perfection' including perfection by registration on the Personal Property Securities Register.

The rules in the Act regulating priorities amongst security holders will also be considered, together with their impact on lending practices.

Enforcement of a security interest regulated by the Act will be addressed in the context of general insolvency law.

Although the Australian legislation is not identical to its offshore counterparts, reference will be made where appropriate to New Zealand and Canadian materials in order to illustrate issues which may arise from the operation of the Act in this country.


Sydney Law School

New Law Building (F10)

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Semester 2 Intensive

8, 9 & 15, 16 August 2013


  • 1 x 3000 Word Assignment (30%)
  • 1 x Take-Home Exam (70%)

Personal Property Securities is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Legal practitioners can count this unit of study towards Mandatory Continuing Legal Educaiton (MCLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

Candidates can elect to complete the assessment, claim the MCLE or CPD points and then count the unit towards a degree at a later stage.

Alternatively, candidates can elect not to complete the assessment but still claim the MCLE or CPD points.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 3415544864095a2d410a5b15111f3e3217230a37002359064f141b1837