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
Topic 2 Introduction to the consumer provisions and 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
Topic 6 Consumer guarantees and introduction to remedies
Part 2: Competition Law
Topic 7 Anti-competitive contracts, arrangements and understandings, cartels, and price fixing and signalling
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, 2013, Australian Competition Law, 2nd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409332827.
- Bruce, A, 2014, Consumer Protection Law in Australia, 2nd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409334005.
Teaching and assessment
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
|Exam: open book||60%|
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