MelbourneN/ASession 1
OnlineSession 1Session 1
SydneyN/ASession 1

Unit description

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

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

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, 2018, Australian Competition Law, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409343823.
  • Coorey, A, 2015, Australian Consumer Law, 2nd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409339031.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Critical review30%
Exam: open book60%
Short written response10%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (11 weeks)
Critical review30%
Exam: open book60%
Short written response10%


Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Critical review30%
Exam: open book60%
Short written response10%

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