2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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, 2nd 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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