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Introduce students to the laws relating to competition, marketing and consumer protection with particular reference to Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Consumer Law.
Part 1: Consumer Protection Law
Topic 1 Introduction to Competition and Consumer Law, and to the consumer provisions
Topic 2 Misleading and deceptive conduct
Topic 3 Unconscionable conduct and Unfair contracts
Topic 4 False and misleading representations, and Unfair practices
Topic 5 Liability of retailers and manufacturers and Consumer guarantees
Topic 6 Introduction to remedies
Part 2: Competition Law
Topic 7 Anti-competitive contracts, arrangements and understandings, and Cartel conduct
Topic 8 Misuse of market power and Exclusive dealing
Topic 9 Resale price maintenance
Topic 10 Enforcement, penalties, remedies and defences
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which relate to restrictive trade practices (Part IV of the Act)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which relate to consumer protection law||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||recognise those circumstances which give rise to the application of different sections of the Act||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situations||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergers||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bruce, A, 2018, Australian Competition Law, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409343823.
- Coorey, A, 2015, Australian Consumer Law, 1st edn, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409339031.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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