Unit aim

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.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to trade practices law 
Topic 2 Applicability of the Act, key concepts and definitions 
Topic 3 Cartels, anti-competitive contracts, arrangements and understandings and price fixing and signalling Topic 4 Misuse of market power and exclusive dealing 
Topic 5 Resale price maintenance and arrangements that affect competition 
Topic 6 Introduction to the consumer provisions and unconscionable conduct 
Topic 7 Misleading and deceptive conduct 
Topic 8 Unfair practices, false and misleading representations 
Topic 9 Liability of retailers and manufacturers 
Topic 10 Enforcement, remedies and defences

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Bruce, A, 2011, Consumer Protection Law in Australia, LexisNexis.
  • Miller, RV, 2012, Miller's Australian Competition Law and Policy, 2nd edn, Thomson Lawbook Co.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Exam: open book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Exam: open book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Exam: open book50%
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